My daughter is in LOVE with search and find books. Finding Goldbug in Richard Scarry books? Yep. Where’s Waldo? I’m pretty sure we have them all, including 2 different editions of the original. We also have 1001 Things to Spot in the Sea (which is GREAT for learning number recognition of numbers 1-12, BTW). So when we were offered the opportunity to take a look at Bible Detective, we were all. over. it.
As soon as I pulled it down off of the bookshelf, she sat on my lap looking at the book for DAYS. I like that each spread corresponds to an event in the Bible. There is a short paragraph telling the story behind the picture and then for each item that you need to find, it tells a little about the item and it’s relevance to the picture as a whole.
The one thing that I’m not super fond of is that the book really needs to be a little bigger OR the drawings a little less detailed. In one picture, we were to find 9 frogs. My face was literally INCHES from the picture trying to find the frogs. On the plus side, there is a key in the back of the book that shows you where everything is on each layout.
Overall, though, I would recommend this book to anyone whose child likes search & find books. I would also recommend it to a book-based homeschooler as a supplement to their ancient history or bible study materials. Who says learning needs to be boring?
What are your favorite search and find books?
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.