Monday, March 23, 2015

Scarlett and Sam Escape from Egypt by Eric A. Kimmel, Illustrated by Ivica Stevanovic

Scarlett & Sam: Escape from Egypt (Hardcover)
*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****

Scarlett and Sam are twins. Their Grandma Mina explains to them that all Jewish people are a part of the Passover story and Scarlett and Sam wonder why. Soon after they find themselves back in Bible times with Moses and Pharaoh in Egypt after flying there on a carpet. A lot of what they are used to does not apply in that day and age in Egypt, like YouTube and cell phones. They learn how hard it is to be a slave along with the other Hebrews and how they can barely rest before something else needs to get done.

This is actually a story that reads like a children's novel. Although parts of it are fiction, it is based on the true Passover story and it should really help children to be able to picture what life was like in Egypt before the Hebrews were able to leave there in Bible times. The drawings in the book show what Scarlett and Sam look like and their world before, during, and after they land in this Biblical story about the Passover. It can help children to understand what it might have been like if they were a part of Biblical history at that time, including what it felt like to be a slave, what it was like when the plagues happened, and most of all what is was like to be led into freedom.

Ages: 6-9
Grades: 1-3
My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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