My children love Bible stories. They still love pictures books that tell their favourite Bible stories, even though they know how the stories go. The “My Lift-the-Flap BIBLE Stories” tells stories from the Bible with an added surprise element.
The “My Lift-the-Flap BIBLE Stories” from Tommy Nelson Publishers, is an adorable children’s board book of 13 Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments. Each page has a number of flap that your child can lift as you read the story. Each story is short, told in a single paragraph or two. The book is geared toward toddlers, but my 5 and 7 year old still enjoyed exploring each flap.
Each story is illustrated using cute characters and bright colours that catch the eye. Our favourite illustration for the story of “Jonah and the Big Fish”. When you open the mouth of the big fish you can see how hungry he is ready to eat whatever is in front of him! I wonder where Jonah went?
The each page of the book is sturdy, perfect for little hands to hold. The flaps may not stand up to as much abuse as the pages. I would recommend going through the book first and opening up the flaps so they are easier for your little one to grab onto. The flaps are a fun interactive element to the book. Many of the flaps help tell the story, like the mouth of the hungry fish in the story of Jonah. Other flaps are tiny, like some of the little fish flaps, and don’t add anything to the story. The kids still have fun opening them, but I was left wondering what the purpose of them were.
The stories are stories that my children recognize and still love to hear. I love that there is a reference to the scripture next to the title in each one. Now that my children are older they love to go and read the story directly from the Bible. Often the stories they read in the Bible are difficult for them to understand, even from the NIV version so I love that this book gives a short overview of what they are going to read.
The stories that are included are:
– The Creation (Genesis 1-2)
– Noah’s Amazing Ark (Genesis 6)
– The Exodus (Exodus 14)
– Daniel in the Lions’ Den (Daniel 6)
– Jonah and the Big Fish (Jonah 1-3)
– The Birth of Jesus (Luke 2)
– The Wedding in Cana (John 2)
– Through the Roof to Jesus (Luke 5)
– Jesus Feeds Five Thousand (John 6)
– Jesus Walks on Water (Matthew 14)
– The Last Meal of Jesus (Luke 22)
– Jesus is Alive! (Matthew 28)
– The Big Catch of Fish (John 21)
The “My Lift-the-Flap BIBLE Stories” would be a wonderful addition to any library. It is a great book to help your little one grow in the faith.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “My Lift-the-Flap BIBLE Stories” in from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.