Big Thoughts for Little People: ABC's to Help You Grow

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Ken Taylor’s best-selling book is now updated with all-new bright and colorful illustrations and a larger trim size. Using the alphabet as a learning tool, the easy-to-use format of this beloved picture book connects Bible themes and verses that teach kids ages 3-7 Christian values. Each spread represents a letter of the alphabet and a Christian value or moral lesson beginning with the same letter. Kids are encouraged to find the lesson being modeled (or not) in the illustrations. They are also asked questions to...

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Overview

Ken Taylor’s best-selling book is now updated with all-new bright and colorful illustrations and a larger trim size. Using the alphabet as a learning tool, the easy-to-use format of this beloved picture book connects Bible themes and verses that teach kids ages 3-7 Christian values. Each spread represents a letter of the alphabet and a Christian value or moral lesson beginning with the same letter. Kids are encouraged to find the lesson being modeled (or not) in the illustrations. They are also asked questions to help them apply the lesson to their lives. This book is sure to win the hearts of kids and parents alike. Tyndale House Publishers

Short verses, accompanied by illustrations, discussion, questions, and Bible verses, introduce the virtues of forgiveness, kindness, unselfishness, and other hallmarks of Christian living from A to Z.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carlee Hallman
Using this alphabet book parents may teach children "about Christian living—that is, how to be good." Each two page spread is decorated with an upper case and lower case letter, a full page colored picture, a four line rhyme, paragraph of explanation, three questions, and a Bible verse. "M is for messy, With toys on the floor. So put them away, In a box or a drawer." The paragraph says: "Some boys and girls leave their toys on the floor where people can fall over them and get hurt and break the toys." Referring to the picture one of the questions is: "What is the girl doing to her bed?" A child can see that the girl is making her bed. The accompanying Bible verse says: "God is not one who likes things to be disorderly and upset (1 Corinthians 14:33)." Each picture shows several children and animals in various settings such as the zoo, a carnival, farm, or at home. The children are helping, crying when hurt, playing, singing, and worshiping. This text sometimes recalls an earlier time. This book is a reissue with new artwork. The author, who translated The Living Bible, is now deceased. Children will enjoy searching for answers in the fun pictures while learning Biblical ethics. Reviewer: Carlee Hallman
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781414333106
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/21/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 223,670
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted January 26, 2012

    Recommended

    My 3 and 5 year olds really enjoy this book.

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  • Posted October 7, 2009

    Updated Illustrations...

    It is always interesting to me when a new book is updated with new illustrations. I have found that I have become a very visual person the more I have read to my kids. Kids are naturally very visual. Before they can read the words, they "read" the pictures. If a book has a conflict that can be seen in the pictures, but it's only resolved on the very last page, then the child will most likely remember the conflict rather than the resolution when they "read" it on their own.

    I just read the new, updated edition of Big Thoughts for Little People by Kenneth Taylor. I learned several interesting things when I read the book. Kenneth Taylor was the translator for the Living Bible and so all of the verses quoted in the book are from the Living Bible. Also, Taylor was the founder of Tyndale. I never knew that. He died just 4 years ago when he was 88 years old. This book began as a collection of some of the devotions he did for his children (he and his wife had 10!).

    The words in this edition are the same as the previous edition, but the illustrations are new. The Illustrator is from Croatia. I really enjoyed the book from beginning to end. I love the illustrations. They are soft and gentle, yet they are brightly colored and fun. Kenneth Taylor's words are perfect for devotions with 2, 3, and 4 year olds. I think it would be young for 5 year olds, but if you were reading it to several children, the 5 year old could definitely pay attention and learn from the devotions.

    I love devotional books that encourage children to look at the pictures which is really where reading comprehension starts. And this book has great, simple questions that are totally (sorry I grew up in CA) appropriate.

    This new edition of the book is a treasure and I highly recommend it if it's what you're looking for!

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