"Goliath was a mean giant. He was in an army that came to fight King Saul's army."
The illustrations are extremely simple, too. In fact, they are comic book-like in their rendering. The important details of the story are intact, and the conclusion, that "God is great," is appropriate.
What I Like: I appreciate the accurate retelling told in simple words and the vivid, highly colorful illustrations.
What I Dislike: I admit I'm not terribly excited about this book, but my two year old really loves it. I find the text a bit boring, and while the illustrations are colorful, they are too cartoonish for my taste. Still, if you want a basic introduction to this biblical story, this isn't a bad choice - especially if your child likes cartoons.
Overall Rating: Very Good.
Age Appeal: Infant to preschool.
Publishing Info: Zonderkidz, 2006; ISBN: 0310711134; board book, $5.99.