Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My Favorite Picture Books: Exodus

Exodus by Brian Wildsmith

I love almost all of Brian Wildsmith's book, the ones I can find. His illustrations literally shimmer with gold. The illustrations I love best in this particular book show God appearing to Moses as a great star of multicolored light within a circle. Each page is a treasure, though.

This adaptation of Exodus covers the entire Bible story from Moses in the reeds to Joshua leading the Hebrews into the Promised Land. The text is based solidly on Scripture and is very enjoyable for young children. I read it again to mine yesterday. It was a good book for us this week as we talked about how the forty days of Lent can remind us of the forty years the Hebrews wandered in the desert and it fit well with our catechism which talked about how the Last Supper was a Passover celebration.

Have a blessed Lent!

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