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THE BEGINNER BIBLE

Author: Karen Henley

Illustrator: Kelly Pulley

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Publisher: Mission City Press, ©2005

Material: hard cover

Summary: This Bible retells 48 Old Testament and 46 New Testament stories in easy-to-understand language. The pictures are excellent and relevant to each story. Some stories included are David and Goliath, Daniel and the Lions, Jesus Calms the Storm, and A Net Full of Fish. This is an illustrated children's Bible.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, anytime reading, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read, remedial reader

Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 5; read yourself: 4 to 8

Interest Level: 2 to 6

Age of Child: Read with 1-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl.

Young Reader Reaction: The kids loved the book! The stories are short enough to hold their attention and the pictures are bright and colorful. Our daughter asks us to read a story from it every night. Each story brings questions. She asks us to further explain what is happening or comments about the bravery of the person portrayed.

Adult Reader Reaction: I love the book. It is easy to read and the shortness of the stories make for a fast bedtime story. It helps that each story has a moral lesson, including kindness, trust, and sharing.

Pros: Excellent choice of Bible stories to retell to children.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. Every home with a preschooler should have this Bible. I would buy this book for anyone interested in learning about the Bible but who is too young to read the real one.

If You Liked This Book, Try: BABY'S FIRST PRAYERS: GOD LISTENS WHEN WE PRAY (FIRST BIBLE COLLECTION)   The USBORNE BIBLE STORIES JIGSAW BOOK   EVERYDAY PRAYERS

Educational Themes: Each story has a moral lesson. Some examples are kindness, trust, and sharing. They also offer teaching moments where you can learn and talk about how to handle problems.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - religion, Christianity

Date(s) Reviewed: April 2008

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