Sunday, August 2, 2009
Read and Share Toddler Bible - Review
About This Title...
This new addition to the Read and ShareTM brand contains 40 stories plus a 60 minute DVD including bonus features just for toddlers.
The Read and Share Toddler Bible is a delightful way to introduce little ones ages one to four to God’s Word. Gwen Ellis’s engaging retelling of Bible stories along with Steve Smallman’s colorful art communicate God’s Word clearly to small tots with short attention spans. Stories from both the Old and New Testaments include all-time favorites ranging from Creation, Noah, Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, David, to Jesus’ birth, miracles, death, and resurrection.
I was totally amazed by this book. Never have I seen such a well written bible for children, nor have I seen one this well illustrated. As if that isn't enough, after each story, there's a note to parents about an activity to do with your child to teach them the lesson learned from the bible.
I have to tell you, as I read this book, I enjoyed it and I was very excited to think that my niece would be getting this as a gift from me. Jazmine will be 3 in September and I know that she will have a much better understanding of God and the people of the Old and New Testament after being introduced to this Bible. The language and illustrations are perfect for a small child's comprehension level.The lessons are on a level for the child to grasp, too.
I think that any family that is teaching their child/children about God should own this book.
The book also has a bonus DVD that contains an hour of Bible stories and features. It also has a dedication page at the beginning, perfect for gift giving.
Here is an excerpt from the book:
In the Beginning
God made everything.
He made the warm sun to light up the day.
He made the moon to light up the night.
He made all the pretty stars, too.
God made puffy clouds and flowers and trees.
God made wiggly fishes. Splish! Splash!
God made big birds and little birds. Flap! Flap!
God made all the animals - puppies, kittens, bears, and many, many more.
God made man. "Hello, Adam."
God made woman. "Hello, Eve."
God was happy!
The note for parents:
Help your little one use pictures of animals and flowers from old magazines to make a collage. Together name each of the animals and flowers, and then thank God for making them.
Thanks to Thomas Nelson Books for allowing me to review this book. I hope to bring you many more inspiring books of faith from them.
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