Today I want to tell you about a beautifully illustrated Christian children's picture book called T is for Tree: A Bible ABC from Reformed Free Publishing Association.
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T Is For Tree: A Bible ABC Book Review – Connie L. Meyer author and illustrator
About This Book:
This is a hardcover children's picture book designed for parents to read to small children. I read this to my 5 year old son, Mason. It is a large book, measuring in at 11.5 x 9″ when closed. It was shipped in a protected manner in quality packaging and arrived quickly. It has quality binding and thick pages and should last for years. The copyright date is 2018 and was printed in the USA. It was both written and illustrated by Connie L. Meyer.
How We Used It:
Mason sometimes like to sit for a long time and be read to and sometimes, he is fidgety. One thing I like about this book is that you can read it three ways, depending on the child's attention span and sometimes change it up mid-story, if necessary. These are the three ways that I read it to him…
1. Short – Just read the letter and what it is for, like “A is for ants”
2. Medium – Read the letter and what it stands for, plus the middle sentence(s), like “The colored rainbow bends: God's covenant in token to show it never ends.”
3. Long – Read the letter and what it stands for, the middle sentence(s), and the Bible verse, like “Jesus saith…The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.” Matthew 8:20
I am considered an artist by the judges at our local county fair, other awards in my life, my family, etc. I love to meet people who are so creative that they are both an author and an illustrator. I hope to meet Connie Meyer someday. Connie did a wonderful job with the illustrations in this colorful ABC book! I absolutely love that I can see individual hairs on the foxes and other details in this Christian children's ABC book. I also love that she made the cute little decorations around the main photo, which reminds me of a nursery rhyme style book. It draws the children's attention to stay with you and on the page longer as they touch and look at all the little pictures like the fox paw prints and birds' nests with eggs, in the photo above.
This is definitely a children's alphabet book. To be honest, I normally hate it when an alphabet book is not consistent and have every letter begin a word and not be in the middle of the word. Like for the letter “x” it should start a word like the others. However, in this case, I am at peace about it because she says the phrase, “X is in foxes”. She is right, it is “IN” the word. She is not being misleading in any way here. I also like that this is a Christian alphabet book and incorporates scripture that goes along with what is being said, the illustrations, or both.
“I like the story a lot, but sometimes Mom doesn't have time to read it the long way when I want.” When asked what his favorite page is: “The chickens one, that talks about the chicks under the wing.” When asked what his favorite verse is: “the one that says knowledge is the precious jewel”.
We go through our home about once a year and sort through all of our picture books and decide which to keep and which to donate. I see myself keeping this and reading it to my grandchildren someday. I like that it is a hardcover and will last a long time. I love that it has such large alphabet letters for the little ones to trace with their finger, I enjoy the illustrations, the message, the Bible verse and the adorable little pictures or words around the edges to keep the child engaged. It is definitely a keeper!
Other books available:
Reformed Free Publishing has over 100 books and eBooks available for all ages, not just small children. You can read my book review on the Psalm 136 picture book. Someday, I would like to try their “Behold The Beauty Art Curriculum for Elementary Children” to use in homeschool and “The Fruit of the Spirit of Jesus Christ” for myself to read, just to name a few.
How to find them:
- Website: http://rfpa.org/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReformedFreePublishingAssociation
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/reformedfreepub
The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew has a great team of people that have also used and reviewed this book from Reformed Free Publishing Association so click the banner below to see all the reviews:
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