Christmas is on its way, whether you are ready for it or not! What better way to get your Christmas shopping started than with the purchase of a beautifully illustrated book about the very first Christmas morning of Christ’s birth! This lovely story, written by Catherine C. Gilmore, presents the morning of Christ’s birth from the animals point of view, that of a lamb, but also of a lion. The lamb represents the young and weak of society, and the lion represents the strong and mature; where both come together and recognize the babe as their King and true leader. Read more…
For a parent or teacher who selects this activity book, it’s mostly to teach the children about this popular bible story. What I do appreciate about this book is that it did NOT include God’s displeasure at the pervasive wickedness of mankind and how he intended to wipe them from the face of the earth. This book is geared towards young children who may become fearful of God’s action of flooding the earth which meant many lives ended. God’s intent was not to destroy man but to destroy the wickedness and sin. This is a hard concept for little ones to understand, therefore, I appreciate how this book glossed over that truth. Older children may wonder at what happened to all the other people but younger ones probably will not.
In the middle of Noah’s Ark Playtime book is a gingerbread recipe with directions to shape it into an ark. Totally fun for kids and it’s easy to make. Here are the ingredients.
The only critique I have is that the stickers are not reusable. Of course, the child can always read the book or use the pictures as a prompt to retell the story. Plus the many stickers will not be used in one sitting but it would have been nice if they could have been used repeatedly.
I was given a complimentary copy of Noah’s Ark Playtime for my honest review. Thank you Kregel Publications for inviting me to participate in your blog tour.