Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My Very First Easter Story Sticker Book ~ Book Review

Easter's coming up fast! It's early this year and already Connor is talking about how "Jesus died to take away our sins". He has to tell everyone and will tell them over and over until they acknowledge what he said. Hailey so far totally blows him off and won't even answer him. Sierra (3) doesn't have a clue what he's talking about so far - but Connor, he definitely is in AWE of Jesus and that he LOVES him more than even his Mom and Dad does. (Do I hear a collective AWE....?) 

My Very First Easter Story Sticker Book
by Lois Rock
ISBN: 9780745962825
$5.49 (paperback)

The Easter Story Sticker Book is a step above regular sticker books. Of course, you'll find the stickers (there are about 40 of them) in the center of the book. You'll find the Easter Story beginning with Jesus riding the Donkey into Jerusalem, the overturning of the tables in the Temple Marketplace, the trial and crucifiction of Christ as well as the resurrection and Jesus showing himself to his disciples and the women at the tomb. The only thing I saw missing was the Ascention (the story stops when Jesus tells people to tell everyone they can be friends with God). 

But this sticker book takes it 2 steps further - there are 2 pages that show in 8 vinettes the complete story of Jesus from his birth, childhood, healing the sick and explaining that He is now in heaven making a place for those who love him. The last page also has an Easter Prayer.
This is a beautiful book - the story of Easter is told on the top 2/3's of each page and the bottom has interactive questions that you can ask your child to help with comprehension and to get them thinking... (ex: there are 3 pictures and the caption reads: "When are these children saying their prayers?" Mealtime, Quiet Time and Bedtime.)

Sierra and I will truly enjoy this interactive book and I'm sure Connor will be all over it. I'm just waiting for the day he truly understands what Christ did for him and everyone else. =D

A couple of suggestions:
1) Laminate the book and stickers and use small pieces of velcro on the back of the sticker to be able to reuse it over and over. Add a baggie or a pocket to the back to store the pieces.
2) Add copies of the other books in this series to expand your child's understanding of other stories in the Bible. My Very First Noah & the Ark and also My Very First Jonah and the Whale.

This series of books is for children 3 and older due to the small pieces. However there is quite a LOT of text so if your child still has a hard time sitting and listening to a lot of reading and is tough on toys or books I would wait till they get a little older (4 or so) - this book is a parent-child read together type book so you can answer questions and read to them.

Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book to read and review on CCB. I was not required to have a positive review and no money exchanged hands.  

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