The Story of Easter

Title: The Story of Easter
Author: Patricia A. Pingry
Illustrator: Alice Buckingham
Publisher: WorthyKids
ISBN: 978-1-5460-0105-8

“Now on Easter morning, you’ll know that Jesus loved us so much that … he gave his life for us so that we can live too,” Patricia A. Pingry ends her children’s book, The Story of Easter.

~ What ~
This twenty-page board book with rounded corners targets children ages one to four years old. With no scary scenes but mentioning Jesus dying on the cross, it contains the story of Easter. Colorful, engaging illustrations cover both sides of the pages with an easy-to-read font size.

Beginning with the declaration that Spring is coming, this short story reminds us that Jesus loves everyone, was called the Good Shepherd, died on a cross, and rose from the dead on the first Easter. It discusses going to church to sing about our Savior, why there are crosses on church steeples, and why He died for us.

~Why ~
This is a wonderful reminder about the true meaning of Easter. I appreciate it is Biblical instead of secular regarding the holiday and only shows three cross silhouettes so young ones will not get alarmed about Christ’s death. There is enough activity in the pictures to keep a child interested while reading.

~ Why Not ~
Some may not like a book that explains the real meaning of Easter is about Jesus’s resurrection. It does not discuss that our Lord died on the cross for our sins or the eternal plan of salvation, but that may be due to the targeted age group. There are many complicated words that young ones may not understand or comprehend, but they could be explained by the reader. The book may be too hard for beginner readers.

~ Wish ~
I wish all pronouns of Jesus were capitalized for reverence.

~ Want ~
If you are looking for an Easter book for toddlers about Jesus and His love, this would be a lovely addition to a child’s basket this year.

Thanks to Hachette Book Group, WorthyKids, and the author for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.

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