Saturday, February 7, 2009

Look What's Coming in March! Wanda Brunstetter and The Wisdom of Solomon!

Wanda E. Brunstetter has set the standard when it comes to writing about the Amish. Her novels are well-loved as are her young adult books in the Rachel Yoder series. Now Wanda takes her readers on an even greater adventure – a book of children’s stories, beautifully illustrated for ages three to seven!

The Wisdom of Solomon features Solomon Lapp and his family and friends. Young Solomon is typical of any young boy, and he must learn life-lessons like being honest, helpful, encouraging others, and forgiveness. Each Solomon experience features a Bible verse that sets the tone for the story, and the lesson is shared in such a way that children will eagerly listen to and understand the message. The drawings that illustrate the stories are whimsical and fun to look at and feature a host of farm animals, outdoor scenes and typical Amish household activities.

As each story unfolds, children are introduced to some Amish vocabulary. The definitions immediately follow the words, but they are also located in a handy glossary at the end of the storybook. These stories give parents a multitude of teaching opportunities ranging from character traits to good daily work habits and proper behavior toward others. My personal favorite was the story about Happy Lights! Can you guess what that is about? It brought back pleasant memories from my own childhood!

I don’t have young children in my home any more, but I can confidently recommend this book to anyone with young children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews. The Wisdom of Solomon will provide a rich time of teaching, sharing and fun for everyone, and will quickly become a household favorite. This would also be a good choice for Sunday School teachers and nursery workers who are ministering to the pre-K and kindergarten groups. I hope Solomon Lapp will enjoy many more adventures from Wanda Brunstetter’s pen! This book releases in March of 2009 from Barbour Publishing.

1 comment:

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