A First Bible Story Book

A First Bible Story Book

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by Mary Hoffman, Julie Downing
     
 

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Thirteen of the best-loved stories from the Old and New Testaments, including such timeless favorites as Noah's Ark, the Prodigal Son, and Jonah and the Whale, are sweetly re-told and enhanced with delightful illustrations. A sensitive way to acquaint young children with the important life lessons and values inherent in the Bible. Perfect for adults and children to

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Thirteen of the best-loved stories from the Old and New Testaments, including such timeless favorites as Noah's Ark, the Prodigal Son, and Jonah and the Whale, are sweetly re-told and enhanced with delightful illustrations. A sensitive way to acquaint young children with the important life lessons and values inherent in the Bible. Perfect for adults and children to read aloud together.

Editorial Reviews

Better Homes and Gardens
...Sure to capture any child's interest and heart.
Mt. Vernon Ohio-News
Here's the perfect introduction to the Bible for preschoolers.
Monroe News-Star
Beautifully illustrated by Julie Downing, this collection includes over a dozen favorite stories from both the Old and New Testaments.
Children's Literature
Beautiful, creative illustrations and straightforward prose make the Bible stories in this book come alive for young children. The way the pictures and text are interwoven on each page is visually appealing. For example, in the story of Jonah, swirling water, fish, seaweed and text form circles around a free falling Jonah. The formatting of text and illustrations is imaginative and will engage young children. As the author notes in her introduction, however, some of the stories contain material that young children may find disturbing. Questions that arise provide parents and children an opportunity to use the stories as a springboard to discuss together the context and meaning of the stories. The book contains eight Old Testament and six New Testament stories as well as an illustrated list of main characters from the Bible stories. A CD of the stories (with music and sound effects) is included with the book, which is one in the publisher's "Read and Listen" series. 2000 (orig. 1997), Dorling Kindersley, $7.95. Ages 3 to 8. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati
Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
Many of the 13 Bible stories in this book are appropriate for young children. However, some of the text may trouble young children and may necessitate some editing for the reader, for example, in recounting the story of Noah the text states, "Everyone will be drowned except you and your family." In the Adam and Eve story when God banishes them from the garden he stations "an angel with a fiery sword at the gate." The illustrations are integral to the book and will capture childrens' imaginations.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2--Profusely illustrated with lively, slightly childlike watercolors of various sizes that divide the blocks of easy-to-read text, these stories are told in shortened, simplified forms adequate for an introductory collection. Old Testament selections include the Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, baby Moses, Daniel, and Jonah. The New Testament retellings include the Nativity, the Flight into Egypt, the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion, and the Resurrection. Another pleasant entry in a long list of basic Bible storybooks.--Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789415554
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
287,892
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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A First Bible Story Book 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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We got this book when my son was 2. He LOVED it! The stories are complete enough, but not too long for young ones to sit through. We often read a couple of stories from it each night.