Look Inside The Time of Jesus by Lois Rock

Book description:

Keep curious young minds busy with these detailed depictions of Bible history, and a glimpse behind the scenes with flaps to lift on every page

Jesus took his message to all kinds of people in all kinds of places—from the shores of Lake Galilee to the bustling streets of Jerusalem. This book takes readers right into the world that he knew, with appealing illustrations and flaps that open to reveal all kinds of fascinating details. Brief text explains the setting, and references events and stories from Jesus’ life. The book covers the first Christmas, illustrations of 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.

My review:

This is a very sturdy board book with flaps for young readers to enjoy lifting and discovering what lies underneath.  The best part about the flaps are that they open in all different directions and are different sizes, so young readers remain engaged and interested.

The text is informative on an age-appropriate level for the target audience of readers in grades kindergarten through second and the flaps reveal additional information of daily life in the time of Jesus.  Readers even get a glimpse of what people ate and tools that they used.  This book serves as a great introduction to the life of Jesus.  Readers get a broad overview of the life of Jesus, from the time he is born in Bethlehem to his resurrection.

The illustrations are bright and colorful and are perfect to hold the attention of pre-readers, perfect for families that have multi-age children reading and listening to the story at the same time.  There is so much variety in the people and animals pictured that this book could also be used as a fun I Spy book to make it even more interesting to younger readers.

If you are looking for a fun, engaging book that is also educational for young children or readers, you can’t go wrong with this one.  It is a lovely book!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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