ABC book for children and adults

Seeds
08/17/2010

ABC book for children and adults
With the "camel that can't fit through narrow places" and the "zebra pair who made it just in time," award-winning author Alice Camille takes readers through a colorful catalog of biblical creatures with her book "Animals of the Bible from A to Z."

Illustrations by Sarah Evelyn Showalter depict one animal for each letter of the alphabet on a two-page spread. There is the original scapegoat "G is for the goat that takes the whole town's blame away", the talking donkey "X is for the extra-special donkey that could talk!" and the sacrificial lamb "Y is for the yearling lamb that gave his life".

This ABC book is not simply a children's book. Alice includes "pages for grownups," with biblical references, lessons and explanations for each entry. This section, along with the illustrations, not only offers instruction but does it with humor -- when the ravens feed Elijah, "the prophet becomes so unpopular after predicting a drought that God decides to send him into a witness protection program in the desert."

Alice is an educator and an Associated Church Press and Religion Communicators Council award winner.

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