Thursday, March 13, 2008

Moses' Big Adventure

Moses' Big Adventure is a "Lift-the-Flap Bible Book" written by Allia Zobel-Nolan and illustrated by Steve Cox. This sturdy boardbook tells the life of Moses in five sections: Moses in the basket; the burning bush; the plagues in Egypt; the parting of the Red Sea; the deliverance of the Ten Commandments. Each "chapter" is told through four short lines of rhyming verse. Children are then asked to "find five ..." animals (turtles, mice, cats, crabs or lizards) behind the flaps. The book contains more than 45 flaps for interactive exploration.

The illustrations are vibrant and inviting. Some of the Biblical story is actually told through the illustrations rather than the text. For example, not all ten plagues are mentioned in the text, but readers can find the hail and darkness under one of the larger flaps on that page.

What I Like: Kids can't put it down! This book teaches the life of Moses with attractive illustrations, bright colors and interactive flaps. It also teaches counting and object permanence. References are included on each page for further study in your children's Bible. I also like that the flaps are not all the same size. Some are quite large and, when opened, extend outside the book.

What I Dislike: The rhyme isn't quite perfect in some spots. Also, the story is accurate, but it leaves some questions curious preschoolers will definitely ask. For example, if Moses was adopted by a princess, why was he living in the desert? If the king (Pharaoh) let them go, why are his soldiers chasing them in the picture?

Overall Rating: Very Good!

Age Appeal: 3 and up, but my 2 year old LOVES this book!

Publisher Info: Kregel KidZone, 2004; ISBN: 0825455219; Boardbook; $10.99

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max said...

Hello, Tanya.

I'm writing to ask if you'd be interested in reviewing some of my Christian, Action-adventures and mysteries. They're written especially for boys, but girls like them too.

Thank you,

Max Elliot Anderson

Author Web Site

Books for Boys blog

50 Pages of Reviews

Tanya said...

Hi, Max! Thanks for stopping by. We'd be happy to review your books as long as they fit our guidelines. Please go to Authors & Publishers for more information.