This month, it is a cute title called 44 Animals of the Bible, by Nancy Pelander Johnson and illustrated by Lloyd R. Hight.
The illustrations in this book are fabulous. But let me tell you about the publisher description first.
From the publisher:
Each beautifully illustrated animal includes details to help clarify its meaning for children, important cultural information, and connections between the historic world of the Bible and our world today!
God once told Job that animals are important to Him, and that they are a big part of His creation. God watches when the doe gives birth to her fawn. He makes the leopard swift to hunt its prey. He commands eagles to soar. Animals are important to God. He loves them and cares for them, and wants us to do the same. Many of the animals mentioned in the Bible are featured in 44 Animals of the Bible.
My thoughts:Obviously, this book covers 44 animals that are mentioned in the Bible. Each animal gets a single page. Each includes a stunning drawing, a couple paragraphs of text, and a Bible verse that mentions the animal.
The text is brief, but interesting. Some facts about the animal and where it is found, or other items of interest. Most of the pages include a bit of information about how it is referenced in the Bible that supplements the verse at the bottom of the page.
One of the most interesting animals I learned about is the Pygarg. Apparently, "many Bibles" translate this animal as "wild goat" instead of naming it, as it is nearly extinct.
There are also many much more common animals, and a few other unusual ones.
I have not used this with my children at this point, but I could see starting off each morning with my elementary aged kids and a single page of the book. Or having them read a page to me. Or having them use the information on one animal as an exercise in taking good notes.
Go see what other Moms of Master Books have to say about 44 Animals of the Bible.
You could win one at the Facebook party tomorrow night. Plus some other cool prizes.
There is a Book and a Treat Facebook party coming up tonight, November 25 at 7:30 pm Central Time, where you could win cool prizes -- and discuss bugs too.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group as part of the Moms of Master Books program. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received complimentary products does not guarantee a favorable review.