About The Book: Alex Ayliffe's bright, colourful characters feature as stickers in this story and activity book. The book contains a retelling of the Easter story, with spaces left for children to fill with the appropriate sticker to complete the story. Accompanying the retelling are extra activities about what can be found on the page - counting, naming, identifying - for which extra stickers are supplied. The stickers come on a double page spread in the centre of the book, and are grouped and numbered according to activity to make it easy to select the right sticker to complete the task.
About The Author: Lois Rock is the Commissioning Editor for Lion Children’s Books, as well as a highly respected and trusted author in her own right, acclaimed in many different countries for her books of prayers, Bible stories, and non-fiction books about the Christian faith. Lois lives in Oxfordshire, is married and has 3 children, all of whom are now grown up. She enjoys cycling and walking and has helped to lead church children’s groups for many years, an experience that she draws on when writing books for children.
About The Illustrator: Alex Ayliffe has an established reputation as a storybook illustrator, working with major publishers including Orchard, Ladybird and Hodder Children’s Books. Her trademark papercut illustrations are bright and bold, yet dainty and detailed, with lots of character. She won the Sainsbury Best Books for Babies Award for Boo Barney (Little Orchard) in 2000, and My Very First Bible (Lion Children’s Books) won the Children’s Book of the Year Award at the Christian Booksellers’ Convention in 2004.
My Thoughts On The Book: I don't have any little ones that this book would be good with but occassionally I love to review one, especially if I can use it for Children's Church. I loved the fact that the book is done is in a cloze method with spaces in the book left for children to place the correct sticker. This was a great way to teach children the Easter story. I used it with a child from our church and she loved it. Rock and Ayliffe did an excellent job of portraying one of the Christian worlds greatest moments. This would be a wonderful gift, or treat stuck in an Easter basket.
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