Great Stories of the Bible

Title: Great Stories of the Bible
Illustrator: David Miles
Publisher: Zonderkidz
ISBN: 978-0-310-75099-4

Great Stories of the Bible is a six book treasury of level 2 Adventure Bible I Can Read series from both the Old and New Testaments,” the back jacket cover states in David Miles’s illustrated book.

~ Why ~
Part of the “I Can Read!” Adventure Bible series, this numbered one-hundred-ninety-two page hardbound targets children four to eight years old interested in reading chapter books of Bible stories. Using the New International Version of the Bible, there are three stories taken from both the Old and New Testaments. Rated Level 2, it is for those who read with a little help due to the longer sentences and language.

The six stories that are approximately thirty pages each in length and cover creation, Daniel’s friends thrown into the fire, Ruth and Naomi, miracles of Jesus, the prodigal son, and the good Samaritan. Each ends with a half page of biographies or information regarding the story’s topic with the other half having a written out Bible verse.

~ Why ~
This is a nice collection of Bible stories from the Old and New Testaments. I like that the illustrations are colorful, expressive, and easy to understand. With each being somewhat lengthy, the stories will engage young readers.

~ Why Not ~
Containing not too many scary scenes, some children may be frightened of the scowls on King Nebuchadnezzar’s face or the fiery furnace depictions. The three-or-more syllable words may be too complicated for some readers. Those who have short attention spans may not like the length of the stories.

~ Who ~
Illustrator Miles is also a web designer and publisher of books.

~ Wish ~
I wish a table of contents were at the beginning of the book so the child could turn directly to the desired story instead of searching for it page by page.

~ Want ~
If you like a book that has six Bible stories for children to read, this is a viable option.

Thanks to the Z-Blog Squad for providing this book for reading and reviewing.

This review will be posted on DeeperShopping and Amazon with links on Bookfun.org, Pinterest, Godinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.

Grammarly was used to check for errors in this review.

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