Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Author: Harvest House PublishersPublisher: Harvest House Publishers
“Joseph was sold to Potiphar, an assistant to the Pharaoh of Egypt. He began as Potiphar’s slave, but with God’s help, he was soon put in charge of all that Potiphar owned,” it states in Harvest House’s sticker book, Joseph the Dreamer: Bible Story Sticker Book for Children.
At twenty pages, this small paperback targets young children wanting to learn more about the interesting life of the Joseph from the Old Testament of the Bible. Having no listing of author or illustrator, the story and small pictures are easy to understand and decipher. The topic of supposed rape is mentioned simply as lies.
Having the same author and artist in the hardcover version, this storyline is shortened and several smaller scenes are per page. Thirty one to three inch stickers are inserted on one large page in the middle of the book and their locations in scenes are blocked out in solid colors, easy to detect.
Beginning with the account of Jacob and his sons, the father makes a colorful coat for his favorite child, Joseph. His brothers become jealous, especially when the boy tells them about his strange dreams that involve sheaves of grain and the moon, sun, and stars, predicting he will dominate them.
His mean brothers take his multi-colored coat and put him in a deep pit. Later they sell him into slavery, and he is taken to Egypt where Pharaoh’s wife lies about him. When he is thrown into prison, he interprets a wine steward and baker’s dreams. After being released from jail, he also explains Pharaoh’s two dreams of an upcoming famine.
When the food shortage hits, Joseph’s brothers visit for supplies and the well-respected man uses treachery to get his little brother to come to Egypt. Later when Joseph tells his family who he is, his father and relatives move to the new land to survive.
This is a fun sticker book to engage creative hand-on activities with children, promoting the Bible and its interesting stories by showing readers to trust in God. Hopefully, this is only the beginning to a scriptural sticker series that will introduce young artists to learn more about the Word. A larger, more detail hardcover book on Joseph’s life can also be purchased.
Thanks to Harvest House Publishers for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reviewer’s honest opinion.