For example, a colorful Noah's Ark appears when you open the book. If children move a large flap, they get a view of the animals inside. And if they pull a tab, an elephant and lion move.
Other stories included are David and Goliath, Daniel and the lions den, Jonah in the big fish, and baby Jesus' birth.
Each story is very brief - just one short paragraph. For example, here's the text for David and Goliath:
"'Who will fight me!' roars the giant Goliath. 'You're all too scared!' But David the shepherd boy says, 'I will!' He whirls his sling. A stone flies through the air. WHIZZZZ! It hits Goliath on his head. Pull the tab! CRRRRRAAAASHHHH! The giant Goliath falls with a thud. David keeps his people safe."What I Like: Both my 4 year old and my 21 month old love this book. The text is just about right for my toddler and both kids love the 3D illustrations and the tabs.
What I Dislike: The story of Noah and the ark isn't given at all. We simply read about animals being safe on a big boat.
Overall Rating: Very good.
Age Appeal: According to the publisher, 4 - 8, but I'd say baby to preschool.
Publishing Info: Candle, 2007; ISBN: 978-0825473463; hardback, $15.99
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