Deuteronomy 6:5-9company that understands that and works to facilitate a lot of opportunities for parents and teachers to reinforce these commandments. By the Way and reviewed their Colorado book. This time we were given another book in the By the Way Book Series: Alaska.
"Discovering Biblical Truth in Everyday Life" is featured on every cover and sums up the book series' purpose. What is so great about these books is that they are equally educational as they are encouraging. This hard-backed book is full of colorful pictures and illustrations. With Alaska having so many iconic images, the photography alone was just beautiful. We have never visited Alaska so much of the information was new or unfamiliar and it seemed to keep our attention.
The Alaska book is 49 pages long with almost every opening full of text so it isn't a light story book that can easily be read in one setting. Depending on how much time we had, the kids and I would usually read 3-4 pages at a time. This worked well because there is just so much information to digest and they ALWAYS had questions. By design, there is a story - Lexi and Alex travel with their parents to Alaska - that introduces you to all the important wildlife, landmarks, and history. Through this story, God and His creation is acknowledged for it's amazing beauty. Lexi and Alex's mom is especially good at pointing out God's goodness. In addition to the story and factual information, the book begins with 10 small images that are scattered through the book for kids to look for.
|The pictures and info on Humpback Whales was fascinating to me!|
In an opening message to parents, the author promises that the books are Informative, Integrated, Intentional and Inspirational. Through the process of reading together, presenting new and educational material, and pointing out God's design in everything, this By the Way Book Series does a beautiful job following through on their promise.
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