Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tower of Babel by Jon Taylor

book cover

Tower of Babel
Illustrated by Jon Taylor

Hardback: 22 pages
Publisher: Master Books
First Released: 2007

Source: Personal library.

Book Description from Back Cover:
What is Babel, what happened there, and why is it so important? Many kids don't know the answers to these questions as biblical knowledge is becoming less and less of a priority in people's lives. This full-color book explains how the different languages and "races" came about. It has one large pop-up of the tower that stays up as you turn the pages and read the story. The stunning artwork is both beautiful and realistic (since the Tower is based on the actual worship towers that were built in ancient times). This fun book is a great way to teach biblical history.

Tower of Babel is a short children's picture book. The text used easy-to-understand words and was closely based on the Bible account. There was also a summary at the end reinforcing that this explains the origin of the different languages and 'races.' The illustrations were truly lovely. They were realistic, detailed, and looked like paintings. (The picture on the front cover doesn't accurately show just how lovely the inside illustrations are.) The pop-up of the Tower was nice, but it stays open at the top of the book as you read. I had to hyper-extend the book open to keep the pop-up out of the way of the pages when I turned them. I'd recommend this book to Christians looking for Bible "story books" for young children.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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