Thursday, July 29, 2010

Moving Windows Bible Stories

Young children love novelty books, so what better way to introduce some basic Bible stories - or keep your child's interest going in the Bible - than a book like Moving Windows Bible Stories? This book features 3D pictures that appear when you turn the pages, combined with tabs to pull to make certain elements in the pictures move.

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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