Title: The Story of Jesus
Author: Award Publications
Publisher: Award Publications
Number of pages: 21
Type of Book: Christian; Christmas; See and Say Story Book
Age: 0 – 4
Price: N550; $4:98
In this book, little ones learn about the origin of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. They meet Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, the shepherds and the three wise men. They also catch a glimpse of the later life of Jesus through the miracle of the feeding of the five thousand and the triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Ultimately, they learn how Jesus came to the world to die that all of us may be saved.
THUMBS UP AND DOWN
UP: This book is one of the titles in the Bible Stories Category of the Read Along with Me Series, a series devoted to introducing toddlers to the joy of reading using picture words. Picture words are little pictures of characters and other things in the book, used in place of words and scattered between the words in the book. How this works: In the course of reading, you pause and point at the words, so that your toddler can ‘see’ the picture and ‘say’ the word. The series has different categories (Classics, Bible Stories, Nursery Rhymes) with at least five titles each.
This is a lovely Christmas present for a baby/toddler/little munchkin because he/she gets to read along while learning about the birth and love of Jesus. They’re quite reasonably priced too! Other books in the Bible Stories category of this series include Noah and the Ark, Moses and the Bulrushes, Stories Jesus Told.
DOWN: Two thirds of the book focused on the birth of Jesus and a very small third was dedicated to the rest of his life. Therefore, the last few pages seemed a bit (for want of a better word) ‘weak’ as the writer tried unsuccessfully to cram the rest of Jesus’ life into 6 pages. I imagine the book would have been much better if it had been left simply as the birth story of Jesus Christ. It was a good book all the same.
- A picture word guide/glossary is included in the inside back cover of the book.
HAVE FUN WITH THIS BOOK
Play Christmas carols that tell the birth story:
- “Mary’s Boy Child”:
- “Once in Royal David’s City” :
CHALLENGE: The Story of Jesus
CREATE (WRITE a Story/Poem OR DRAW)
- Colour only baby Jesus. (2 – 3 year olds)
- Draw baby Jesus and his gifts. (4 year olds)
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry requirements: Entrants must be within the 2 – 4 age range. The first correct entry will be announced on this page and will win a copy of this book.
Answers must be submitted before 12:00am on Wednesday, December 14th 2016.
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