The text is minimal, but big and bold. The featured opposites title the page, but are also underlined in the text. All this makes the book a good choice for beginning readers.
The lessons included are:
What I Dislike: I don't like that Cain and Abel are described as "good" and "bad." I would prefer the actions be described as such, not the brothers themselves. Also, I don't like the illustrations. I thought they would be funny, but they're just goofy. Several of the "good" puppets have spots on their heels/heads that resemble yarmulkes. It almost seems a mockery of Jewish traditions. Also, the Jesus "sock" has a halo. This confused my kids; they thought that made Him an angel. Overall Rating:It's definitely not a favorite of mine, but my kids like it, and it does a great job fulfilling it's purpose of teaching opposites. So, I'll give it a rating of "Good."
Age Appeal: The publisher says "Up to 5," but I recommend 2-5.
Publisher Info: Kregel KidZone, 2002; ISBN: 0825438527; Boardbook; $6.99
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Special Info: Other books in the Child Sockology series include Old Testament Bible Feelings and Times We Pray. There are also several titles aimed at older children, such as A Little Man with a Big Plan: The Story of Young David