“Simple text and beautiful illustrations make these stories perfect for adults and children to enjoy together,” the back jacket states in the children’s book, The Look and Tell Bible: Hear the Story, See the Picture, Say It Myself!
~ What ~
This twenty-four-page board book with rounded corners targets children ages four to eight years old who enjoy stories from the Bible. This collection has six stories from the Old Testament and five from the New Testament. With the left side of the page showing several glossy and colorful objects and people with titles and names underneath, the right side has a short story that exchanges specific words for pictures that correlate to the same drawings that are named on the opposite page.
With stories of creation, Noah, Joseph, Moses, David and Goliath, Daniel, Jesus’s birth, shepherds and wise men, feeding the five thousand, the good Samaritan, and Easter, a child can fill in the words as they compare the pictures inserted into the story with its accompanied drawings.
~ Why ~
Having a three-year-old grandchild who lives out of state, I cannot wait to share this cute and clever book with her because she loves to look at pictures. I like how the illustrations are shiny and colorful while being easy to identify. The stories are simple without a lot of detail so should not confuse a young one who is being read to or learning to read.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not believe in Christ or have a personal relationship with Him will probably avoid this book that contains Bible stories. Some beginner readers may have trouble reading the book by themselves. The only concerns might be the depiction of the teeth-bearing Goliath and the words that Christ was beaten and put on a cross to die.
~ Who ~
No information is offered regarding the illustrator or the version of the Holy Bible used.
~ Wish ~
It would help if some of the complicated wording were easier to understand for the younger listeners. Although the book does not explain the plan of eternal salvation entirely, I appreciated it stated that Christ died and was raised from the dead, but I wished it mentioned sin and the shedding of blood (although young ones may not understand these concepts).
~ Want ~
If you are looking for an engaging children’s book that is interactive with words and pictures to follow, this makes an excellent addition to a child’s bookcase.
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