Thursday, April 5, 2012
Review: A is for Adam by Ken & Molly Ham
Buy it at Christianbook.com for $11.49 here.
View an excerpt here.
A is for Adam is more than just a child's picture book. It is a fun and interesting way to teach your children all about the truths in the book of Genesis. One truth is presented for each letter of the alphabet from A to Z using wonderful, truthful rhymes. "A is for Adam; God made him from dust. He wasn't a monkey, he looked just like us. Although some scientists don't think it was so, it was God who was there, and He ought to know." The illustrations that go along with the poems are delightful!
The rhymes and illustrations go a long way to teaching children about the book of Genesis, but the book has so much more! The book is designed as a hardcover flip book with a base that allows it to stand up on a table. The side with the rhyme and illustration points in one direction (the students) while on the other side is an entire page for the teacher (or parent.) The teacher page has the rhyme and a short lesson containing: The starting point, Bible Bits, Let's Talk, Always Remember, Stuff to Do, and Quick Review, which helps you the teacher reinforce what is being taught in the book in a fun and engaging way. To see a sample of the teacher's page click here. It goes even further to provide the teacher with a background page on each of the truths presented and how to direct the discussion with your students.
I love A is for Adam and would recommend it to parents, homeschoolers, and Sunday School Teachers. All ages can enjoy and appreciate the book and the lessons from it. My 15 year old thought it was really cute!! It would probable be best enjoyed by preschoolers through elementary aged students. Truly an awesome resource to have in the home!
"Z is for Zip, so quick it will be, when Jesus comes back for you and for me. If our name is found in the "Lambs Book of Life," We'll sure live forever in a place with no strife,"
I received a complimentary copy of A is for Adam from New Leaf Publishing Group for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation.