Friday, November 16, 2012

Bible Detective~{Book Review}



Bible Detective: by Peter Martin Illustrated by Peter Kent

About the Book

Young detectives can pore over more than 17 scenes of Bible events to find the answers to questions posed on each page in this brilliantly imagined seek-and-find puzzle book. Each two-page spread, accompanied by pertinent and engaging Bible trivia, is brightly and engagingly illustrated, with the main scene taking up the center of the page and the items to "seek" decorating the edges. Some puzzles involve looking for details of everyday life, others highlight things that happened in the Bible stories—offering hours of fun to readers as they search for the answers. With lots to find, this kind of picture book is particularly great for reluctant readers and visual learners, helping all children get an overview of the Bible's history and content as they super-sleuth their way through to the end.

My Thoughts

Bible Detective is a wonderful puzzle book geared to children ages 7 and up. There are 17 puzzles in this book with each puzzle being a two-page spread. The illustrations are fantastic!

This is a very fun and interactive book! There are at least 15 items to find on each page. Each item is hidden within the large picture. The items surround the outside of the large picture with information about the particular item you are searching for.

Some of the puzzles that can be found in this book are:

  • Peter preaches about Jesus
  • The Temple Courtyard
  • The death of Jesus
  • The port of Caesarea
  • A fishing town on Lake Galilee
  • King Solomon’s Jerusalem
  • Moses, the Law and the tabernacle

and much more!

These are really fun puzzles, finding the items and learning Biblical history along the way.

One thing that makes these puzzles challenging is that even though there is a description and a picture of each item you need to find, the actual item in the puzzle may not look exactly like the picture that is given as an example. I think that adds a bit more challenge then instantly finding a particular item. You really have to search to find what you are looking for!

My boys and I enjoyed doing these puzzles together as part of our Bible time each day. Kaden especially likes doing them!

disclosure: I received this book from Kregel in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.



The Zookeeper said...

I love the look of this book!

Michele said...

It really is cool book, Kayla!