Thursday, February 8, 2007

Little Girls Bible Storybook (for Mothers & Daughters)

There are lots (and lots!) of Bibles out there for kids, and it can be difficult to find the right one for your child. But I think you’ll find that Little Girls Bible Storybook (for Mothers & Daughters) is unique - and ideal for preschoolers. First of all, the text focuses on the feelings of the people in the Bible, making it easier for girls to relate to the stories. For another, the Bible stories (written by Carolyn Larsen) are told in a simple, entertaining fashion. Here’s a sample:

“’Eve...Eve, wake up,’ the gentle voice whispered.

‘Who is it? Who’s there?’ Eve mumbled, stretching her arms and wiggling her toes for the very first time.

‘It’s me...God...your creator. Open your eyes, sweet child. There’s someone
I want you to meet,’ God whispered again, a little louder this time.

Eve stretched again and sat up. When she opened her eyes, she couldn’t believe what she saw. ‘Ohhh, it’’s so beautiful!’ Carefully trying her brand-new legs, Eve ran through the garden, touching things for the very first time. ‘What are these?’ she cried, pointing at a mound of color...”

The illustrations by Caron Turk are also engaging and creative. And like many adult Bibles, there are sections scattered throughout that help explain important principles - and give moms ideas on how to discuss these principles with their daughters.

What I Like: The entire approach. No stuffy, boring text here. The illustrations are delightful, too. And the book encourages moms to get their daughters thinking about how the Bible applies to their everyday lives.

What I dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Excellent.

Age Appeal: 6 - 9, according to the publisher, but my 4 year old likes it, too

Publishing Info: Baker Books, 1998; ISBN 0801044073; hardback; $16.99

Buy Now at Amazon for $12.40.

Special Info: Also available: Little Girls Bible Storybook (for Fathers & Daughters), Little Boys Bible Storybook (for Mothers & Sons), and Little Boys Bible Storybook (for Fathers & Sons).

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