Thursday, April 28, 2016

Read With Me Bible for Little Ones by Doris Rikkers

This sturdy board book has one major fail to its name.

But first, the good stuff: Dennis Jones is the illustrator and the pictures are fantastic! This feels like a comic book for a two or three year old child. The pictures are bright and colorful and the people typically have a happy face that should really interest a toddler.

There are fifteen board pages filled with pictures. The front and back cover are also used with images. It is very well put together.

The stories are creation, Adam & Eve, Noah, David & Goliath, Jonah, Birth of Jesus, quick summary of Jesus' ministry, Jesus calming the water, and Jesus going to heaven.

The stories give the title and the Bible reference then continue in paneled pictures with the words in ovals - like a comic book.

My one complaint - and it's a big one - they completely skip the death and resurrection of Jesus. It goes from Jesus calming the storm to Jesus floating up to heaven.

I understand this is for toddlers. I understand all of that but we're talking about the pivotal moment in history here. The death and resurrection of Jesus needs to be part of any Bible, be it normal or "Read with Me".

Major - Epic fail here.

This book was provided for review, at no cost, by Zonderkidz publishing.
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