Richard R. Blake
"Climb up the tree with Zacchaeus" is another story from the life of Jesus in the exciting Action Rhyme Book Series from New Day Publishing. Chris Saunderson's illustrations stir the child's imagination. The suggested actions that accompany Leena Lane's story line produce emotions, of sadness, lessons on sharing, helping others, and pleasing Jesus.
The child shares the experiences of Zacchaeus, through counting coins, climbing a tree to see above the crowds, and celebrating with Jesus in his home. This is an excellent book, ideal for teaching young children about applying principles taught by Jesus to contemporary living.
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake, a Christian Education Consultant.
Dorothy J. Ownes
The story of Jesus befriending Zacchaeus, the tax collector, is hard for adults to understand! Why would this gentle man befriend a greedy administrator? Saunderson's illustrations do much of the storytelling in this title from New Day Publishing's Action Rhyme Book series of Bible stories. The suggested actions are fun and provide other teachable moments - like what does "mutter" mean?