“Sometimes we may feel small, but God is strong and mighty and powerful,” Julie Stiegemeyer writes in one of the set-apart boxes in her children’s book, God’s Little Lambs Bible Stories, which is illustrated by Qin Leng.
~ What ~
This one-hundred-sixty-page hardbound with a padded front cover targets four-to-eight-year-old children who enjoy reading Bible stories. Rogue descriptions of lions, Goliath, and the lower half of Jesus’s body hanging on the cross may concern some young children. Due to some complicated wording, it would best be read out loud to beginner readers. The New International Version of the Bible is referenced.
With colorful, full-page illustrations, the easy-to-read black or white text tells the stories without interrupting the scenes on the pages. Having seventeen stories from the Old Testament and eighteen from the New Testament of the Holy Bible, each covers four to six pages. A small highlighted insert of encouragement is added toward the end of the story. A few of the well-known events covered are creation, Noah’s ark, David and Goliath, Jonah and the big fish, Jesus’s birth, miracles, crucifixion, resurrection, and ascension, and the Apostle Paul.
~ Why ~
In addition to retelling thirty-five Bible stories, the book has a colored rectangle insert with a white lamb pictured that a child can remember throughout the day. I like that the Bible verses are included under each story’s title and that each description is short to read to a child in one sitting.
~ Why Not ~
Although the book does not thoroughly explain the plan of salvation, each story has a limited amount of information that follows the Bible. However, this may encourage dialogue with the child about God and Jesus. I wish all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.
~ Who ~
With no information given on the author, illustrator Leng has received several awards for her illustrations in picture books, magazines, and covers for young readers.
~ Wish ~
With many two and three syllable words, the book may be too hard to comprehend for beginner readers; having less complicated words might be needed.
~ Want ~
If your toddler wants a book that contains thirty-five stories, this may be a good selection for a beginner.
Thanks to Z-Blog Squad for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on my honest opinion.
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