Max received not one, not two, not three, but TWELVE coloring books for Christmas. (I’m not complaining, only observing with emphasis!) We only had two to begin with, and I bought him three of the twelve. At least we won’t run out of pictures anytime soon, and this frame he opened for Christmas should always be filled.
The president of the publisher happens to be a customer of my husband’s, and when he discovered that his favorite phone guy had a toddler at home, he retrieved the two coloring books, as well as an Egermeier’s Bible Storybook for Beginners out of his trunk. He immediately became our favorite of daddy’s customers!
My favorite part of the Warner Press coloring books is that they aren’t just pictures; they’re also stories.
In the case of “Away in a Manger”, the first page shows a sister and brother. One of them asks, “Do you know the words to Away in a Manger?” The rest of the book is a line per page from the song, with a page of the same sister and brother talking about singing the song with their family, and another page with Luke 2:11.
“Noah’s Ark” tells the story of Noah and how he obeyed God, with Genesis 9:15 closing out the last page.
The coloring books are specifically for Sunday School teachers to photocopy and use in classes, but they are wonderful for individual families as well to reinforce the stories of the Bible with their children. And hey, since the photocopying idea is out there, you can make copies for your child to try different coloring ideas on the same picture. Who among us hasn’t finished a picture, then decided they wished they’d done something different? (Unless that’s just me.)