Marvels of Creation, Magnificent Mammals
Awesome way to Learn about the Mammals God created
Matthew 12:30: " He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters."
Strong words.....from Jesus. This is pretty clear...that neutrality is not an option.
I never considered this verse when I first began homeschooling...or for that matter, when I began purchasing books for my children. I thought...."well, if a book has good content and great pictures (and exposes evolution)....then, I will just 'add God to it'. Because I need to equip my children to speak to others.....
Yes....that is true. But consider this....why not purchase a book that has God's design/words through out......and 'add in your own words' the world's view about evolution......if wanting to bring that into your child's mind.
So...what do you do? Where do you go to find good, fun, easy to read books about anything that includes God and his creation based on.......the fact that he did create all things and he did it in six days?
Mater Books/New Leaf Publishing has a wonderful book series: Marvels Of Creation written by Buddy & Kay Davis (members of the Answers in Genesis Staff) that provides you with wonderful information keeping God at the center of His creation.
Magnificent Mammals is jam-packed information about 30 mammals from the American Bison to the Two-Toed Sloth, the Wombat and the Zebra. We enjoyed sitting down as a family (and even a few friends joined us) as we read the wonderful facts about mammals...the animals God created on the 6th day, right before he created Man!
The books teaches you and your children about the size of the animal...their life span and special design features of each animal...all with a specific purpose created by our Heavenly Father. This sweet/fun and beautifully illustrated book does not stop there.....the beginning of the book...the introduction is amazing. I generally skip over Intros (sad, but true)....because the information is generally found in the rest of the text. This book, though provides you with interesting facts about God's design and a new thought process (perhaps) on evolution....and why we don't need to be reading it to our children...or to ourselves, for that matter!
We learned a lot about all of the mammals discussed, but one special characteristic caught our eyes....about two animals: The Porcupine and the Beaver....but, don't take my word for it, listen to the Knight and his Princess tell you...what we learned!
Disclosure: This video was created by amateurs...a Mom and her children (and a friend)...having fun....some may not be audible....information regarding the video is at the end of this post....sit back...have fun and giggle a little!
The Princess is my beautiful daughter...an 8 year old attempting to read some information she learned from this sweet book about the Porcupine and the Beaver, while handling a puppet....that was not easy for me....but, she did great. What she was explaining is that both animals have bright orange teeth....the Porcupine for eating their favorite food: bark....and the Beaver to help cut down trees! Isn't God amazing.....two animals, same color teeth (orange)....both for meeting their needs on this amazing Earth He created!
Are you ready for some more fun!!!! Master Books is hosting a twitter party.....and will have some special prizes for attendees. Please, visit the other MasterBooks Twitter Moms for their reviews of this book and others....details are found here: At New Leaf Publishing:
Date: Thursday, May 19
Time: 8:00 p.m. CST Location:
Use the @masterbooks4u and #teachthetruth Twitter aliases to follow and participate.
(Disclosure, I received a free copy of this book from New Leaf Publishing for my honest opinion. I did not receive any other compensation.)
May 9, 2011