Bible Detective by Peter Martin
Illustrated by Peter Kent
Genre: Christian Puzzle Search Book
Pages: 48 Hardcover
Date Published: October 2012
Publisher: Lion UK
Young detectives will never tire of this picture-search puzzle book. Readers can pore over seventeen cleverly illustrated scenes of Bible events to find the answers to the questions posed on each page. Some puzzles involve looking for details of everyday life, others highlight things that happened in the Bible stories–offering hours of fun to readers as they search for the answers.
With lots to find, this kind of picture book is particularly great for reluctant readers and visual learners, helping all children get an overview of the Bible’s history and content as they super-sleuth their way through the book. Warning: may be addictive!
It’s like a Bible Where’s Waldo! or I Spy puzzle search book. I know that I loved these types of books, but they were always searching for silly things, never really something of educational value like Biblical or historical characters like what readers will find in this book. The pictures are great and full of detail that will easily capture hours of time without meaning to. Definitely wouldn’t mind recommending this to my nephew, and I’m sure that a vast age range would love it all. Great idea for a coffee table book too. And my favorite part is the answer key in the back to help find all those bits that eluded you before!
*Thanks to Kregel for providing a copy for review.*
Peter Martin has developed a wide knowledge of Biblical history during his many year working in religious education. He acted as advisor on The Lion Bible In Its Time.
Peter Kent‘s focus as an illustrator is bringing historical scenes to life with humor and detail that appeals to children. He has been illustrating for over 30 years and has created over 12,000 illustrations for children’s books.