Sunday, July 18, 2010

My First Christian ABC Book

The bold photography, bright colors, and short rhyming text in My First Christian ABC Book , written by Bryant C. Buck, is sure to capture the attention of young readers. Letter by letter, the book travels through the alphabet, and offers snapshot glimpses of key Christian concepts and attitudes.

What I Like: I love the joyous, playful look of the book. The photography is crisp and clean, varies from action shots to close ups, and dominates each page. In addition, it features people (mostly children) from a mixture of ethnic backgrounds. The pictures alone make this book worth looking at. Plus the amount of text per page is very appropriate for young children.

What I Dislike: I felt that some of the words, such as resurrection and salvation, were too abstract for this age group. Also, portions of the text require a familiarity with the Bible that some readers might not have. For example, one part reads “D is for David, just one stone he did toss.” That only makes sense if you already know the story of David and Goliath.

Overall Rating: Good

Age Appeal: 6 months through 3 years, although I think it would be better suited for kids ages 2-5 years.

Publisher Info: Evergreen Press, 2009; ISBN:978-1-58169-322-5 ; Hardback $14.95

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