So for the month of March, we received a few new books to review.
2 of them being children's books for emerging readers. These books are at different reading levels. Our 4 year old is too young for both of these books, but he enjoys having us read "Elijah, God's Mighty Prophet" to him and looking at the pictures. Our 8 year old can read both books but of course as a girl she likes "The Princess Twins and the Tea Party" better. I love that Zondervan has taken to publishing faith based emergent reader books!
The above book as can be told by the title is about Elijah's story in the bible. The major story of Elijah confronting the prophets of Baal on the mountain is what is being retold in this book. You can read this in the bible in 1 Kings 18. I love the use of pictures when retelling this story so that younger readers can have an image to go with the story which actually helps with retaining the story.
The above book is actually apart of a series of books about the Princess Twins.
The intended lesson of this story is to be humble. To understand that we has humans we are not perfect and cannot demand perfection from anyone. Perfection is only found in God. As a mom with 3 daughters. I can truly appreciate this story and the ability to read them a story that helps them learn a lesson. I also like that the story isn't very long or boring. Plus the colorful illustrations capture the attention of young readers.
I think that because I tend to love anything that teaches whiles it entertains, it would explain my immediate love of these books. My kids can enjoy a good story and learn a life lesson. They can learn God's Word (Elijah, God's Mighty Prophet) and what God expects from us in our daily behavior (The Princess Twins & the Tea Party). And that is key.