Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Children's book review: A Patch on the Peak of Ararat by Gary Bower

About the Book

The Faith that God Built
series by Gary Bower uses the same whimsical style of storytelling as The House that Jack Built, using rhyme to introduce preschoolers through second graders to favorite Bible stories. Gary has a well-developed talent for creating engaging narratives that also teach biblical truth through rhyme.

In A Patch on the Peak of Ararat, Noah follows God’s plan, resulting in his rescue from destruction.

My Review

This book gives the account of Noah and the Flood from the Bible in a fun way that children will enjoy.  All the elements of the narrative are there:  Noah, sons with wives, the ark, animals, and the rainbow.  The full color pictures are cute and interesting.

There are two things that I especially love about this book.  As a story for 4-7 year old children, it will definitely add vocabulary to childrens' repertoire:  Words such as peak, carpentry, proceed, and virtuous are repeated throughout.  The other thing I love is that in the midst of the repetition, the animals named are varied each time.

My children, who are above the target age for this book, thought that little kids would like it.

I recommend this story for families, churches, child care centers, libraries, and schools.  

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, Tyndale House, for review purposes.  The thoughts expressed here are my own.

About the Author

Gary Bower is an award-winning author, speaker, and ordained minister. His many years of experience pastoring small children, tweens, teens, and adults have helped him develop a rare ability to touch hearts of a wide age range simultaneously. He is author of 16 books, including Perfect Christmas.

His books have received high praise from Gary Smalley, Randy Alcorn, Chuck Bentley of Crown Financial Ministries, and the Duggar family. Gary speaks all over the Eastern United States at homeschool conventions, churches, and MOPS groups. He loves to read to his children and grandchildren.

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