Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A is for Abinadi Blog Tour

Welcome to the blog tour for A is for Abinadi by Heidi Poelman!

A is for apple but also for Abinadi! Teach your children about some of the greatest heroes in the scriptures with this beautifully illustrated alphabet book. They will love searching for items that represent each letter while they get to know heroes like Captain Moroni and Esther. Along with learning their ABCs, your children will learn to recognize and love these great Book of Mormon and Bible examples.

Meet the Author:
Heidi Poelman has always loved learning about inspiring people. In A is for Abinadi, she found a way to write about many of her favorites. Heidi received her degrees in communication from Brigham Young University (BA) and Wake Forest University (MA). When she’s not writing, cooking, cleaning, or carpooling, Heidi enjoys reading bedtime stories and going on outdoor adventures with her family. She lives in Utah with her husband and three children.

As parents we often work hard to give our children a well-rounded education. One of the first steps is learning  the alphabet, and this book manages to do that in a fun way! Much like a secular alphabet book, this book manages to take the alphabet and apply Bible and Book of Mormon characters or events to each letter. It's a fun way to expose our children to stories we are familiar with while teaching them some basic things in the process.

I love the drawings! Illustrator Jason Pruett has done a wonderful job of making the pictures both explanatory and fun. Kids (or at least my kid) will be drawn to the colors and pictures. I also love that the stories for each letter are fairly short. This would be an excellent way to do very short gospel lessons for young children. It gives them somethings to focus on, the letter and picture, while getting a short and age-appropriate lesson. This would also be a great book for times when you need to keep a child quiet. This is a wonderful and fun book that many children will enjoy!

Book provided for review.

Be sure to check out all the stops on the tour!

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