Draw a picture (a rainbow in this case) in pencil on paper.
Tear small pieces of colored construction paper.
Use a glue stick to stick the pieces on your picture!
There is also a fun interactive website: www.solomonlappandfriends.com
The following is my review of this delightful book…
The Wisdom of Solomon; A Solomon Lapp and Friends Amish Storybook by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Illustrated by Phil A. Smouse
Ten Stars!! From the smaller size to the hardback cover to the gorgeous illustations on EVERY page and finally to the stories, this is a favorite in our house already.
The book is broken down into 12 stories. One story is entitled “Lazy Bones”. It begins with Proverbs 19:15, ‘Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.’ Wanda Brunstetter does an amazing job of capturing the deep meaning of why one should NOT be lazy and conveys it in an exciting, delightful story that my children all enjoyed!
My oldest (8) thouroghly enjoyed the stories. There are enough words on the page to seem ‘difficult’ enough for her…yet the fact that there are colorful illustrations on every page lured my next oldest (6) right in! She is in that ‘in between’ stage of still loving picture books but beginning to challenge herself with chapter books. And obviously, as you can see in the picture above, my oldest son (4) honestly was captured by the stories and the pictures..he has read through it twice and asks for it often!
Oh …a bonus is a Glossary of Amish Words and Phrases in the back of the book 🙂
I SO appreciate and am SO thankful that there are authors willing to write appropriate, honest, Biblical works for our little ones. We are all looking forward to more stories of Solomon Lapp and his family!
If you have read this or will be soon I’d love to hear from you! 🙂
We are a family of avid readers! Bring on the books!! When Deanie (my oldest) turned 7 I was having a hard time finding books that were challenging enough yet still age appropriate for a young girl. (I’m just not into Junie B. and Magic Treehouse) She is now 8 and Dancy is 6. We have found some delightful series that the girls and I would like to share:
This series is for both boys and girls. My oldest received this set as a Christmas gift and proceeded to devour one book after the other! 🙂 They are GOOD mysteries that really do leave the young reader “figuring it out” untill the very end! Thank you Stephen and Susie! *side note* the site that I ordered these books are from (grace and truth books) is a fabulous resource.
Besides being pink and hardcover and looking so cute on the shelf :)….this series continues to be a favorite. These stories are set in the 1840’s and as you follow 8 year old Elsie through her life, lessons that run true are taught. *another side note: I also love Vision Forum as a resource!*
So these have all passed my Motherly “appropriateness” test and have brought much joy to my girls and will forever be a part of our family library!!
Do you have any of these? Or other books that you love for young readers? Do share!! 🙂
This is a picture “in the midst” of the makeover..eek!
…and finally……..my favorite little set of tins in the world that I found at Ikea a few years ago in the bathroom section. We keep pencils/pens/scissors in the tall one and paperclips, tacs, erasers and other odds and ends in the smaller ones!