Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Lord's Prayer / The Berenstain Bears Sticker & Activity Book

The Lord's Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness 


November 1, 2016

by Rick Warren (Author)

Richard Jesse Watson (Illustrator)

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310757559

This iconic prayer is paired with flowing illustrations by award-winning artist Richard Jesse Watson and thoughtful insights by bestselling author Rick Warren, resulting in a book that rejuvenates the familiar prayer for a younger audience. Using poetic scripture from the King James Version, The Lord’s Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness helps familiarize children with real biblical text while also presenting contemporary illustrations and insightful words that make this beautiful prayer come alive.

My thoughts; First, the disclaimer.  "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, This board book would've been enough with just the Lord's Prayer, but Rick Warren adds a nice  little verse to go with each section of the prayer, and the illustrator went to a lot of work doing beautiful pictures to illustrate it. 

I loved reading THE LORD'S PRAYER: WORDS OF HOPE AND HAPPINESS and even though this board book is geared toward toddlers and babies it would be a cute coffee table book for anyone. It is simply adorable.  My children grew up reciting the Lord's Prayer in most of the churches we ever attended, so those verses are well-known and familiar to them (comfort verses, sort of.) 

i recommend this book for church day cares,  parents and grandparents, libraries, and church nurseries. Great book.    


The Berenstain Bears Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book 

Berenstain Bears/Living Lights


October 11, 2016

by Jan & Mike Berenstain (Illustrator)

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz; Act Csm St edition 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310753841

The Berenstain Bears come to life this holiday season with puzzles, activity pages, and more than 50 reusable stickers in The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Fun Sticker and Activity Book.
Featuring Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister, and Honey and the rest of the Bear Country gang, kids are sure to find lots to do helping Honey Bear find the missing piece of the Bear family Nativity scene, doing crosswords and word searches with Brother and Sister, and even helping out at the Christmas Eve service at Chapel in the Woods.

My thoughts:  First, the disclaimer.  "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, THE BERENSTAIN BEARS CHRISTMAS FUN STICKER AND ACTIVITY BOOK is a great take-along for road trips to visit family during the upcoming holiday season. It includes stickers, mazes, crosswords, word searches, x=coloring pictures, matching, hidden  picture puzzles, codes to work and more. 

My daughters both enjoy working through this book even just for fun and using the stickers. A fun past-time for rainy days at home, using at church if they are in the service to keep them quiet and amused, or as I said above to take on road trips.  I do wish these books were longer and maybe slightly more involved for the older group (tweens, where my daughters are), but 32 pages is about right for little ones.  Highly recommended. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

Thank you for sharing about these great books for children to assist in stilling the Word of God in them at an early age.

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