Wednesday, February 20, 2013

David Sticker Book by Karen Williamson Book Review

The David Sticker Book by Karen Williamson is a fun little book that invites lots of interaction between reader, listener and the book itself with over 50 stickers to insert on the pages of this book.  This is the story of David starting with Samuel anointing David as king when he was just a shepherd boy, the exciting battle between David and Goliath, David's employment  with King Saul and ending with David becoming king.  The story is written for children with just a few sentences per page, but shares the Scripture passage to be read from the Bible at the end of the book. 

My son and I had a lot of fun reading this book and placing the stickers on the pages of this story.  It gave us a chance to really slow down and enjoy the story.  The stickers were people, objects and animals that provided lots of questions for my son to ask, who is that? or what is this called and what does it do?  It was such a relaxing time as we only read a few pages a day, reviewed the previous ones and took the time to find and match the stickers to go on the page.  This gave the reading time more depth and involvement that we might not otherwise have had.  The pictures were colorful and by the end of the book my son was much more knowledgeable and took pride in the fact that he contributed to the story. 

*This book was provided to me free of charge by Kregel Publications for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

About the book:
David Sticker Book is a fun, interactive retelling of the story of David and Goliath, complete with four pages of stickers, so children can help illustrate the story and fill in the gaps. Kids will love the fun, reusable stickers and bright illustrations as they engage with this well-loved Bible story.

About the authors: 
Karen Williamson (author) worked as a London primary school teacher and publisher's editor before launching a successful career as full-time writer. With three children of her own, she specializes in Bible stories for young readers. 

Amanda Enright (illustrator)  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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