Animal Stories from the Bible

Animal Stories from the Bible

by Lois Rock, Martina Peluso
     
 

Eight favorite Bible stories retold by the animals who were there
 
The Bible is full of animals, who often play a central part in the unfolding of its stories, but are sometimes overlooked or misunderstood. The eight stories in this illustrated collection are narrated by some of those creatures, each offering a unique point of view

Overview

Eight favorite Bible stories retold by the animals who were there
 
The Bible is full of animals, who often play a central part in the unfolding of its stories, but are sometimes overlooked or misunderstood. The eight stories in this illustrated collection are narrated by some of those creatures, each offering a unique point of view and fresh insights into their often-told tales. Among the menagerie, you will meet the raven that Noah released from the ark, the lions in Daniel's den, and the lamb at the stable in Bethlehem. True to the Bible yet freshly original, their stories are told with sincerity and simple faith. For teachers and parents wanting to get the most from the collection, an "About the Stories" section includes Bible references and notes to help unpack the deeper meaning of each tale.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The tales have large text and are written clearly in a lighthearted and witty manner with artsy, beautiful illustrations."—Lee Littlewood, book columnist
Kirkus Reviews
Eight animal characters from familiar Bible stories serve as narrators for this overlong collection first published in England. The stories from the Old Testament include a snake recounting the Garden of Eden story, a raven presenting the tale of Noah and his Ark, the whale describing the prophet Jonah and a lion retelling the story of Daniel in the lions' den. New Testament narrators are a lamb, a wolf and a donkey in stories from the life of Jesus and a cockerel telling the story of the first Easter. Each story is three or four pages of text in first-person narration by the individual animal, with most stories too long for the intended audience. All the animal characters sound like well-educated, adult humans wearing animal costumes, complete with anthropomorphic insights. Each story has several small illustrations and one larger one, in a pleasant folk-art style with simplified shapes and a flattened perspective. However, the ratio of illustrations to text will not hold the interest of most young children. A misguided effort with some flashes of humor but far too much text. (Picture book/religion. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745962207
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
04/01/2012
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author


Lois Rock is the author of numerous children's titles that have been translated into more than 30 languages, including The Lion Book of 1000 Prayers, My Very Own Bible, and The First Easter. Martina Peluso illustrates children's books and greetings cards.

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