Do you have any children who love learning about animals? My children do, whether it's a creepy crawly snake or large graceful elephant. Whenever we visit the library I can pretty much guarantee that we will coming home with books on animals. About a month ago we received a copy of 44 Animals of the Bible and the children were really excited. They immediately began paging through the book to look at all the beautiful animal illustrations.
This beautiful 8 x 8, hardback book is 44 pages. It was written by Nancy Pelander Johnson and illustrated by Lloyd R. Hight. The book is obviously about 44 animals, but these are just any animals they are animals that are mentioned in the Bible. Each animals gets a single page which includes several paragraphs of text about the animal, a beautiful full-color, glossy drawing of the animal, and a Bible verse that mentions the animal.
The text on each page is short, simple and easy to read, but it provides lots of interesting facts about the animal such as where it is found, what it eats, etc. There is also information regarding how the animal is referenced in the Bible and a Biblical verse at the bottom of the page that mentions the animal.
One interesting animal we learned about was the Palmerworm...which is not really a worm. It is actually a young form of a locust which looks like a worm. Some of the other animals included in the book are the Peacock, Horse, Lizard, Leopard. Weasel, Whale...
This book can be used in a variety of ways. One way would be utilizing it as a daily devotional. It is great for children of all ages. Be sure to preview the book here.
More about the book:
God watches when the doe gives birth to her fawn. He makes the leopard swift to hunt its prey. From the exotic ibex to the more commonly-known tortoise, these and the other wonderful creatures of this book will delight children and parents during an exploration of where each animal appears in Scripture!
The 44 Animals of the Bible are:
- Shown in splendid, full-color illustrations
- Included within the text of specific Bible verses
- Easy-to-read with helpful details and fascinating facts!
God cares for the animals and He wants us to do the same, as they represent some of the most amazing and unique creatures that He has designed. Learn their importance and connections to biblical events and develop a cultural understanding of their place in the Bible with this delightful presentation.
Where to buy:You can purchase 44 Animals of the Bible for as low as $4.89 at New Leaf Publishing. You can also get the book on Amazon.
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