Title: Buck Denver’s Bible Coloring Book: Old Testament Stories
Illustrator: Buck Denver
Publisher: JellyTelly Press
“Coloring pages include a simple summary of each big Bible moment to spark faith-building conversations as you color!” the back jacket states in Buck Denver’s Bible Coloring Book: Old Testament Stories.
~ What ~
This sixty-four-page oversized paperback targets children five to six years old who enjoy a coloring book devoted to Old Testament stories. With bold and expressive drawings in black and white on all the pages, there are short one to two sentences of stories with the majority being horizontal, not vertical. The ESV and NLT versions of the Holy Bible are referenced. There is an offer for a free month of unlimited streaming on their jellytelly entertainment website.
~ Why ~
Those who love to fill in coloring books will love this one that promotes God in the 1st half of the Word of God. I like that the illustrations do not depict scary scenes of Moses with the plagues, David and Goliath, Daniel’s friends in the fire, or Jonah with the big fish. It is thoughtful the drawings are sideways on the pages, include Scripture chapters on most of the stories, and that the pages are perforated so can be carefully removed.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not have a personal relationship with the Almighty may not be interested in this type of coloring book. Others may not care for coloring. Some may wish the cardstock used were thicker to avoid ink or markers bleeding since the drawings are on both sides of the pages. A few may not appreciate that the scenes are taken from another one of Buck’s books.
~ Wish ~
Since the illustrations are on both sides of the pages that are not thick, colors may bleed through to the other side. I wish the book had one side blank so the artist could cut out and frame the finished design.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a fun coloring book of engaging depictions of God’s stories from the Old Testament, this one will make a young artist happy. Be sure to get the New Testament coloring book to complete the set.
Thanks to Hatchette Books for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
This book can be purchased at https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/buck-denvers-bible-coloring-book-jelly-telly-press/1128621190