Monday, October 27, 2014

Noah's Boat, a lift a flap board book from Kregel

The Good.. a beautiful, well illustrated, sturdy board book with sturdy pages, beautiful colors, and lift a flaps and hidden words.  A bit of rhyme, a question: Guess Who Noah? and the answers are the hidden animals.   It also gives clues about the animal under the flap and it will teach your kids to think critically as they see and hear about the animal on the pages.  It's a great young baby/toddler book.

The okay... it's a simple Noah's ark rhyme book.  Not really a lot of details, facts, or reference to the Biblical concepts that were a part of the flood, but it's audience is a 2-3 year old, so simple is alright and appealing.

The wonders... it's a really glossy/shiny sturdy board book, but I think because of the shimmer/shine, once little fingers and hands (maybe mouths) have been on this book, I'm not sure if the glossyness will be an asset or something that gets blurred and looks dirty faster than another book.   I also wonder if the point of this book is to teach a little bit about animals via a biblical story to appeal to a wider audience. If that's the case, it meets it's goal. If the goal is to show who God is and why we there was a flood, it's lacking all together.  That won't bother many readers, especially to this young child, but if you want a more biblical account, this isn't for you.

I was given this book to review by Kregel Publications, the review content is my thinking, and I was not required to do anything other than share my response to this book.  This is my opinion as a mom, teacher, and children's ministry leader. 

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