Buck Denver's Giant Robot Suit: A Lesson in FriendshipPhil VischerJellyTelly / 2019 / Hardcover$11.49 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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VeraNorth CarolinaAge: Over 65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Cute and teaches good values and truthsMarch 30, 2019VeraNorth CarolinaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3The buck Denver books are cute and present a good message to the child. Buck Denver's attempt to be closer to God (long legs of the Giant Robot Suit) and to be able to easily help other folks (long arms to reach out and help) falls flat as he gets tripped up and falls breaking into pieces.
Typically flawed thinking as many of us think we can reach up to God with this or that aid or if we just "had more talents" we could help more folks. But it fails, just as the Giant Robot Suit fails.
What I like about the book.... The illustrations are happy, cheerful, and show excitement. The Bible stories (David and Goliath and the David and Jonathan) are nicely told. The book teaches a great lesson in having friends.
What I don't care for..... I think the story jumps around too much. From a church/Sunday School setting where Buck shows up in his catastrophe of a robot suit to the classroom where they magically jump "into" the flannel-graph lesson. Then the Sunday School Lady teaches two different Bible stories as lessons on how Buck can have more friends and can help others. I like the Bible stories but just felt that two was a bit much.
There is a nice page in the back titled "Family Connection." This helps the family utilize the story to Know the love of God, Grow in God's love, an Show God's love to others.
The book and story definitely have merit but it simply wasn't as appealing to me as others. So I would suggest purchasing it from a book store where you can actually see it for yourself and determine if this is a book that would appeal to you and your child.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to facilitate this review. Opinions are mine alone and are freely given.
FayeAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great message, fun storyMarch 24, 2019FayeAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Buck Denver makes a giant robot suit in order to be closer to God, but Marcy and Sunday School Lady have a better idea. Sunday School Lady takes them on a trip with her magical flannelgraph to tell the story of David and Jonathan. Pastor Paul teaches about how we can be friends of Jesus.
These fun bible-based stories are fun and whimsical yet teach important lessons of faith, friendship, and thankfulness. I grew up with Veggie Tales, and it has been really fun seeing what Phil Vischer is working on now with What's in the Bible?
These picture book adventures are fun and whimsical with great gospel-centered messages at the heart. They are funny and self-aware, I really liked the nod to old school Sunday School with the magical flannelgraph.
Even if you haven't seen What's in the Bible? these books are a terrific and engaging introduction to some of the characters. They are funny and foundational, with sound Bible teaching directed towards children, a fun read aloud or for your young beginning reader. The illustrations are whimsical and bright, capturing the vibe of the these fun picture books. Perfect for sharing these books would make great gifts, children will love the humorous adventures and the solid Bible lessons. I enjoyed them so much and will be sharing them with many children at my church!
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