Monday, November 12, 2012

Bible Detective by Peter Martin

Where's Waldo? meets the Bible in this cleverly illustrated picture-search puzzle book for young readers

Young detectives can pore over more than 17 scenes of Bible events to find the answers to questions posed on each page in this brilliantly imagined seek-and-find puzzle book. Each two-page spread, accompanied by pertinent and engaging Bible trivia, is brightly and engagingly illustrated, with the main scene taking up the center of the page and the items to "seek" decorating the edges. Some puzzles involve looking for details of everyday life, others highlight things that happened in the Bible stories—offering hours of fun to readers as they search for the answers. With lots to find, this kind of picture book is particularly great for reluctant readers and visual learners, helping all children get an overview of the Bible's history and content as they super-sleuth their way through to the end.

This is such an eye-catching and rewarding book for little ones to learn about the Bible.  Illustrated by Peter Kent, the pictures are detailed, brilliantly colored and they all tell a story.  From the first page, the reader is told to remember to look and find the wily fox in every scene!

Each two page spread is a new scene with a new story.  The story is titled, for example Farming the Land.  Then it will tell you about what time period that was - late fifteen or thirteenth centure BCE as well as where that story is in the Bible - Joshua.

Then around the two page illustration that is really eye-catching, there are little tidbits for the child to do.  For example - find the woman watering a melon patch or thieves might steal grapes.  Find the three watchtowers from which the three vineyards would be guarded.

It's really an interactive storybook where the reader is the detective. Although it's suggested age seven and up, I think parents could easily read this book with a three or four year old because of the awesome details of the illustrations.  Great addition to your home library!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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