Item description for J Is for Jesus: An Easter Alphabet And Activity Book by Debbie Trafton O'Neal & Jan Bryan-Hunt...
Overview The story of Holy Week and Easter is brought to life through this rhyming, alphabetical journey. Simple activities and craft ideas bring families together to see the story of Jesus's love through new eyes.
Publishers Description Aimed at children of ages 4-8, this book will delight the senses of children and adults alike. Four simple activities and craft ideas bring families together to see the story of Jesus' love through new eyes. This is a wonderful companion to the previously published A is for Angel (2005), written and illustrated by the same team.
Community Description The story of Holy Week and Easter is brought to life through this rhyming, alphabetical journey. Simple activities and craft ideas bring families together to see the story of Jesus's love through new eyes.
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Studio: Augsburg Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.07" Width: 7.9" Height: 0.15" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2006
Publisher AUGSBURG FORTRESS PUB. #99
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0806651237 ISBN13 9780806651231
Availability 0 units.
More About Debbie Trafton O'Neal & Jan Bryan-Hunt
O'NEAL IS A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER AND PARENTING SPECIALIST, APPEARING REGULARLY ON REGIONAL AND NATIONAL TELEVISION.
Debbie Trafton O'Neal currently resides in Federal Way, in the state of Washington.
Reviews - What do customers think about J Is for Jesus: An Easter Alphabet And Activity Book?
A perfectly, delightful teaching tool. Mar 29, 2007
This is the best Easter book I have found to date! J is for Jesus: An Easter Alphabet and Activity Book is written by Debbie Trafton O'Neal and illustrated by Jan Bryan-Hunt. It clearly teaches children about the Holy Week and the reasons we celebrate Easter without being too complicated, too advanced, too secular or too boring. Readers follow Jesus from the triumphant entry (Palm Sunday) through the last supper, His crucifixion, resurrection and ascension.
Rather than forcing the story into an alphabetical order (as most alphabet books do), the author tells the story first, then highlights words within the sentence that feature the alphabetical sequence. For example, the pages for S and T read: "'Your sins are forgiven,' Jesus said. 'You are free!' Then he died on a cross that was carved from a tree." The words "sins" and "tree" are highlighted, but without distracting from the story.
Filled with bright colors, the illustrations are delightfully unique. They feature people of all ethinicities. In the back of the book, the author gives four crafts parents and kids can do together to create Easter memories.
What I Like: It is important to me to teach our children the honest reason we celebrate Easter without frightening them. Death is not a typical discussion with toddlers, but the truth of Jesus' death and resurrection is crucial doctrine. This book doesn't skimp on the key details. It presents the whole story in a wonderfully, positive way. I like being able to focus on the story with or without the alphabet. The introduction and projects in the back are fabulous. The illustrations are magnificent! I was a little nervous about it being a paperback, but the cover is sturdy, and the pages are glossy, making it easy to clean. As a whole, this book is a perfectly delightful teaching tool.
What I Dislike: While this book is extremely accurate for a children's book, one detail did catch my attention. On the pages for W and X the text reads: "The women ran quickly to find the eleven, explaining that Jesus had gone up to heaven." I understand this fits better with the rhyme and alphabetical sequence, however, Jesus did not immediately go up to heaven. Only after appearing to hundreds of people over a period of weeks did He ascend to heaven.
Overall Rating: Very Good.
Tanya -- Christian Children's Book Review
Perfect Easter book! Feb 13, 2006
Easter is a wonderful time! It's a celebration with jelly beans, bunnies, bright baskets filled with green artificial grass and those glorious dyed eggs that children will search for in all the nooks and crannies. But it is truly special because God loves us so much he gave us a special gift.
Debbie Trafton O'Neal has created an Easter book that will help children learn about Holy Week and Easter and learn the alphabet through verse. There are also activities for children and adults to make together: a place mat, table runner, window paintings, banner and diorama.
The illustrations are bold and colorful and just the thing to draw children into the fun of learning.
Armchair Interviews says: J is for Jesus: An Easter Alphabet and Activity Book is a perfect Easter gift for your special child.