Thursday, March 26, 2009

Our favorite Easter books - The Easter Cave

Today I'll continue our series on favorite Easter books by describing The Easter Cave.

The Easter Cave
This book opens with Matthew’s Biblical description of Jesus being placed in the tomb after his death. It then moves on to repetitive prose similar to the nursery rhyme “This is the House that Jack Built.” Each page’s text builds upon the text of the previous page (“This is the cave that the friend gave/This is the bird that crowed near the cave the friend gave..”) It recalls Christ’s passion on Good Friday, then moves through the sorrow of his followers and their surprise on finding the empty tomb on Easter Sunday. Colorful yet simple drawings enhance the book. Recommended for ages 4-7 and especially for emerging readers. However, my nine-year old son enjoys it, too!

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