Bible Sleuth: New Testament Illustrated by Jose Perez Montero
A million different red and white striped Waldo's cover the page and you are supposed to find the one with a ski cap and green glasses? The series of books devoted to finding Waldo were both fun and darn near frustrating at the same time. The same idea holds here for the new book, Bible Sleuth: New Testament illustrated by Jose Perez Montero. The book looks at particularly significant themes int he NT such as the birth of Jesus and the Beatitudes and also includes a synopsis of what's going on in the story. The illustrations and the characters that you are supposed to find are very large and that is good, because you don't want to hunt for hours for Mary.
The illustrations in the book were both fascinating and humorous. On the section where The Apostles Heals many, you have Roman guards looking sternly at the people while a man in the past confined to a wheelchair is pushing his chair down the way careening into onlookers. The book is primarily geared toward younger ages, (2-5) but my 8 year old enjoyed it also. The good thing also about the book is that it points younger children back to the original Scriptures where the story came from, so that their parental units can read the story while they see it imagined out on the page in picture form. I think many parents and young children will enjoy this book and have an adventure trying to find the characters on the page.
Thanks to Tyndale Publisher for the copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.