This book introduces each letter of the alphabet in it's original form, then via a series of small illustrations transforms it to an object or animal that starts with the corresponding letter.
This particular alphabet book allows you the opportunity to introduce the letter sound along with its name as you can say the sound while pointing to each illustration in the sequence. In addition, because the letter transforms over a series of 4 small illustrations, you can introduce the concept of sequencing to your youngest reader.
This book is written from a secular point of view and assumes some knowledge of the underlying sources in ancient history. I did not agree with some of the author's inferences with regard to Biblical text so I recommend a strong knowledge of scripture prior to reading. However, I found the book overall to provide me with some insight into these ancient civilizations that I did not have prior to reading it. I think I would have benefitted more if I possessed greater familiarity with the Greek historic texts referenced.
This is a revised version of the introduction to the author's complete work The History of Ancient Palestine (1993). This introductory text will give you some idea of the basic tenents of the longer book, but only briefly.
This is a neat little paperback devotional intended for parents to share with their children, though it could be read by the child alone. While the title indicates that these are bedtime devotionals, I think they would work well at any time of day, as the content is not tuck-in specific. The devotions take the reader through the Bible book by book, beginning with creation in Genesis and working through to Revelation. Of course, not every chapter is covered but there are over 250 pages of Bible stories.
Each devotion is approximately 4 pages long. The first page features the illustration that accompanies the story plus a brief portion of the Bible verse. For instance, the Genesis 2 illustration is of a child reclining in a hammock with the words God rested, underneath. The opposing page contains the full verse that the devotion addresses plus the beginning of the devotion. The devotions explain the applicable verse in simple language and ask questions to encourage the child to think about what he has just read. Another small illustration is included on the 2nd page of the devotion. The 4th page contains a prayer starting with Dear God, again with a small illustration. A colorful border further surrounds each page.
I liked the devotions in this book, especially the way that it takes the reader through the entirety of the Bible. These are not recitations of the Bible stories exactly but refer to them and offer insights for the reader. Reading through this would make a good review of already covered Bible stories or a nice introduction to ones not yet read. The verses are clearly related to the devotion and the language used is appealing. I was not particularly captivated by the illustrations, but they are colorful and Im sure my son will like them. The page borders I assume are intended to provide more visual interest for the child reader. Because the book is a small paperback it might not be easy for you to share the pictures while reading the devotion, but that is a minor drawback. Im sure the price I paid was much less than it would have been for a full sized hardcover picture book. So I can deal with small pages.
am a fan of Mr. Taylors writings for children and this book in particular. Subtitled ABCs to help you grow, the book assigns a different virtue or vice to each letter of the alphabet and through the use of a story, questions and accompanying illustration shares with children how God wants us to handle matters. Each letter also includes a Bible verse to memorize. I started with this book prior to reading Leading Little Ones to God in order get my oldest child into the habit of listening to a devotional. The pictures are engaging and the vignettes are short enough to hold a younglings attention.
This book originally written in French tells the fictional story of four young men who participated in different stages in the construction and delivery of the Statute of Liberty. The picture book is a historical fiction and provides the reader with many details regarding the origination and construction of our famous national symbol. Also included are detailed illustrations of the various steps as well as a final page that illustrates the actual framework and steps involved in constructing the statute. I picked this title up during Bookcloseouts.coms Dollar for Dollar sale to add to our history collection. This book was published by National Geographic Society.
This book was written by Rabbi Lapin, who can be heard speaking on Thy Word Network sometimes. He has written the book to appeal to Christians and Jews and I feel the writing tries to avoid mentioning any conflicts between these two belief systems. As a life advice book, I found the tone to be conservative and logical. It was much in keeping with my own belief system with regard to day to day living. But of course, there was no mention of the hereafter.
While I found that the advice stood well alone, I did struggle with the premise that the wisdom relied upon is found in the "hidden" pattern of the Hebrew language. This is not the fault of the author. I simply lack a reference point to confirm for myself whether the patterns he identifies hold true. I have to "take his word for it" that the patterns are not mere coincidences.
I have come off a year of reading through the Bible which makes most other texts pale in comparison. While there were parts of this book that I didn't quite "get", there were several chapters that made me think to myself "Oh, I wish XX would read this, it would really help them." So there was some wisdom to be found within it's pages. I have even applied some of that wisdom to my own life already.
I like the format of this book, it's a book but the pages are more like those you'd find in a magazine. There are small illustrations, bullets, framed text, etc. in color to draw your attention to specific facts.
Lots of ideas plus some insight into how seasonal allergies and other factors can impact your child's behavior. There's a tool kit of Bible verses and ideas to use for most common childhood "offenses."
This is a newer edition and intended to express the Curves philosophy rather than just be a member's guide. The book includes instructions for doing the Curves strength building exercises while travelling with stretch bands or other equipment. The book also includes shopping lists, meal plans and recipes.
This book includes a description of the Curves workout philosophy, menu plans, recipes and sample pages for tracking your calories and workouts. The book also takes you through the 6 week program that Curves offers to get you started. I have given several other Curves books away as gifts because I like the way Mr. Heavin explains our body's need for muscle growth in addition to weight loss.
This book is similar in format to Little Visits with an essay for each particular topic, followed by a suggested Bible verse for additional reading, questions and answers, a prayer and a brief hymn. 48 lessons are provided in this 201 page book ranging in topics from "There is Only One God" to "Telling Lies". This devotional was much enjoyed here and my children and I learned a great deal. As I've already mentioned, I generally enjoy Mr. Taylor's work and this book is no exception. I highly recommend this resource for your children's spiritual journey.