My Pop-Up Bible Stories Hardback
by Juliet David
Illustrated by Daniel Howarth
Children will cherish this selection of favourite stories from the Old and New Testaments.
From the moment Baby Moses is found floating in a basket among the bulrushes to Jesus' stilling of the storm, children will be captivated by Daniel Howarth's remarkable illustrations as each story pops off the page. Stories include: Daniel, Baby Moses, Lost Sheep, Jairus' Daughter and Stilling the Storm.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 12 pages
- Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc
- Publication Date: 23/03/2012
- Category: Pop-up & lift-the-flap books
- ISBN: 9781859852378
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Review by bobhayton
I’ve often wondered why Christian parents are so content to give colorful, captivating books about Disney characters and nursery rhymes to their children, when similar books promoting Bible stories seem to be overlooked. One reason might be how hard it is to find decent Christian books for kids. So often the books one does find are so petty and trite, that it seems pointless to spend more money for them. Instead the cheaper, secular books find their way into our homes.While it might take a little more effort, collecting Christian resources for our kids is worth it. I’m as guilty as anyone when it comes to taking the easy way out on this. But more and more, there are an increasing number of good Christian books that we can get for our young ones.Juliet David is a prolific childrens’ book writer and has produced a wide variety of books for little hands and hearts. I’ve reviewed her "Candle Prayers for Toddlers" book, previously. In "My Pop-Up Bible Stories", she offers an engaging and well-produced book that is sure to interest one-three year olds, and their older siblings. Just about any pop-up book will fascinate kids of all ages, but they are so easy to break and tear. This book published by Kregel seems sturdy and durable enough to handle some abuse.The stories that are included are simple. Baby Moses in his little ark, Daniel in the Lion’s den, Jarius’ daughter rising up when Jesus takes her hand, the shepherd looking for a lost sheep, and Jesus stopping the storm. There isn’t a lot of text included for the stories, but the Scripture references are shared. This approach allows parents to teach the story at the child’s level.Daniel Haworth has provided engaging and colorful illustrations. My two year old and four year old girls are most interested in this book. While the message is not overtly Gospel-centered, it isn’t just a bunch of fluff either. The stories stick to Scripture but are told at a child’s level. This resource will be a helpful addition to our collection. I’m sure if you have little hands, something like this will come in handy.Disclaimer: This book was provided by Kregel Books. I was under no obligation to offer a favorable review.
Review by TheLoopyLibrarian
This little book is just right for a three to five year old who is becoming familiar with Bible stories. The pop-ups are simple but effective. I liked that they didn’t just pop-up but moved. The text is brief and should appeal to young children. I also liked the added citations that reveal where the stories are found in the Bible. I gave it to my three-year-old nephew who I expect will test the bounds of its durability when he puts those pop-ups into action.In compliance with FTC guidelines, please note that I was provided a review copy for free through Kregel Publications Blog Tours.
Review by SarahSS
My Pop-Up Bible Stories is a cute and colorful pop-up book. It has scenes from five Bible stories - ranging from the Old Testament account of "Daniel and the lions" to the New Testament description of "Jesus calming the storm”. However, it is not realistic to the race and heritage of the people, whether Egyptians or Israelites. (On a side note: This seems to be a sad norm for children's Bibles. I'm not sure why, because it would seem very easy to fix.) There is a very brief summary of the story on each page. Also, a little more of the narrative would have been preferred.My kids loved it, but accidentally tore the Good Shepard from his story in less than 30 minutes of handling it. Honestly I'm not a huge fan of pop-up books, but for practical reasons - they cost more and don’t survive that long. They can be quite extraordinary and we have five of them, but only because they are gifts from a favorite uncle! They are suppose to be for kids, like this one is made especially for 3 to 6 year olds. However, these books are too easily torn up by little hands. So if you are a fan of children’s pop-up books, enjoy because it’s a fun book! However, I have to say that it’s not quite my cup of tea!Sincerely, SarahDisclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review.