Friday, July 30, 2010

Bible Guess Who?

If your child loves "pull the tab" books, he or she is sure to like Bible Guess Who?, written by Allia Zobel-Nolan and illustrated by Claudine Gevry. This sturdy board book features four rhyming lines on each page, featuring at least biblical figure. The bright illustrations cover two pages and feature die-cut holes, hiding the famous person from the Bible. When your child pulls the tab, the person appears.

For example, one page reads:
"A princess walks to the river one day
to bathe where the bulbrushes grow.
She finds a baby and his sister there.
Who are they? Do you know?"
Pulling the tab reveals baby Moses in his basket, with his sister Miriam watching nearby.

Other people included in this book are Adam and Eve, Noah, Jonah, baby Jesus, the angel revealing Jesus' birth to the shepherds, and the three wise men.

What I Like: The illustrations in this book are colorful and the rhyme is blessedly good. And while my nearly 5 yr. old's tastes are usually more mature, she loves knowing all the answers to the book's questions. And the pull tabs are just plain fun. My toddler also likes this book, although he can't yet pull the tabs.

What I Dislike:
The tabs are a bit stiff - too stiff for even my 5 year old to pull easily. Hopefully, they'll get easier to pull with more use.

Overall Rating: Very good.

Age Appeal: According to the publisher, 3 - 7, but I'd say toddlers to perhaps kindergarten.

Publishing Info: Kregel, 2003; ISBN: 978-0825455087; board book, $10.99

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Special Info: Check out our reviews of other books by Allia Zobel-Nolan.

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