A fun book for children: My review of "David Sticker Book"
The popular story of King David comes to life in "David Sticker Book". Beginning with the story of David the shepherd boy taking on the giant Goliath, the story progresses through to how Goliath is defeated and King Saul later becomes jealous of David. The story shows how David hid from Saul, and how David eventually became King of Israel. The story faithfully follows the Biblical account as told in 1 Samuel 16-19.
Karen Williamson has done an excellent job at retelling the story of David in a way that is accessible for younger children. Amanda Enright's illustrations are colourful and lively, and suit the story very well. My children greatly enjoyed gathering around the book and using the four pages of stickers to fill in the blanks on the pages until each page was complete. The book is a very creative way of getting children to engage with a story and spend time learning the details of what happened, and I can say that this is their most favorite version of David's story that they've encountered thus far! I would greatly recommend this book to parents or anyone who is looking for a book for a child aged 3-5. I will certainly be keeping my eye out for other sticker Bible themed stories in the future, because they serve to capture children's attention in a very creative manner.
I award this book a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher via the Kregel Blog tour service, for the purposes of this unbiased review.
About the authors...
Amanda Enright lives with her family near Brighton, on England's South Coast. She has always enjoyed drawing and loved the illustrations in her childhood books by artists such as Richard Scarry. Enright trained in London at Camberwell College of Art, the Royal College of Art and St Martin's College of Art, winning a prize for drawing and a Special Student Award at Annecy film festival. Amanda is inspired by Matisse and Picasso, and by beautiful old and new children's books, vintage fabrics and toys. She has a young daughter and a very large dog called Harvey - a black Russian Terrier that looks like a bear.
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