Monday, November 17, 2014

Look Inside: The Time of Jesus: A Lift-the-Flap Discovery Book by Lois Rock, Lorenzo Orlandi

A fascinating flap book full of bustling scenes from the time of Jesus that will keep inquiring young minds busy. Detailed depictions of Bible history are enhanced by a glimpse behind the scenes with flaps to lift on every page. Brief text explains the setting of the picture, and references events and stories from Jesus’ life. The captivating pictures and to-the-point text make this book especially useful for encouraging reluctant readers. The book covers the first Christmas, a synagogue and carpenter’s workshop in Nazareth, fishing in Capernaum, farming and shepherding in the hills of Galilee, homes of the wealthy and everyday people, the temple in Jerusalem, the way of the cross, and the first Easter.

About The Author:

Lois Rock has established an international reputation as a children’s writer. Specializing in Bible stories, prayer books, and information books, her books have been translated into over thirty languages with sales approaching four million copies. She draws on her experience as a mother of three and as a leader of church children’s groups.

Illustrator:  Lorenzo Orlandi graduated from the School of Applied Art of Castello Sforzesco in Milan, and has since worked with magazines advertising agencies, and publishers. Specializing in illustration of nature, history, science, and agriculture, he is also an expert in military history and dress from ancient populations to the First and Second World Wars.  

My Review: 

What a great book to add to your children’s collection, and their spiritual education. The book is well illustrated and has very bright colors. Added to each page along with the story are little flip ups, a surprise with each of the individual pictures.
The story begins with the Stable in Bethlehem, at home in Nazareth, and as you read to your child they can open the flap at “who is in the carpenter’s workshop”? As we follow further into Jesus’s life we are by the shore of Lake Galilee, open one of the doors; Fishermen sell their catch, “splish splash”. Then we have a rich man’s feast, and we can “open the shutters”.
Traveling further along in the book are A Roman Trial, and A Garden Tomb. The book is made out of very sturdy cardboard, and you can spend a long and great time together getting to learn about the life of Jesus, and shows the world that Jesus knew.
Found this to be an adorable activity to spend with my child, along with being educational.

I received this book through Kregel Publications and was not required to give a positive review.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Maureen,
    many tahnks for you kind attention,
    Lorenzo Orlandi


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