Part of the Little Buds series, The ABC Bible Verse Book was written by Deedra Scherm and illustrated by Laura Dreyer. The book gives 26 Bible verses with references, one per page, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. The verses are organized in alphabetical order.
Be ye kind to one another ...
Children, obey your parents ...
Delight yourself in the Lord ...
Of course, the full verses are provided in the text. (I've only included partials here.) Most of the verses are quoted in King James Version; five are quoted from the New American Standard Bible and six from the New International Version.
The illustrations offer bold contrasts and vibrant colors.
What I Like: This is the exact book I've been looking for! I want to use memory verses to tie in with my children's phonetic and alphabet learning. This is perfect for that purpose! It's ideal for encouraging Scripture memorization. I love the illustrations, too. They are simple, yet bold. My daughter is slightly bothered that most of the characters don't have noses, but she still loves this book, as does my son.
What I Dislike: This is a very minor thing ... I wish the text didn't include quite so much King James. If the entire book were KJV, that would be one thing. But since the author also uses more contemporary translations, I don't understand why the KJV was chosen for so many verses. I've had to explain more than once the meanings of ye, thee, verily and quench. (Granted: it would be quite difficult to find a verse that begins with 'Q' without "Quench not the spirit.")
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: 6 and under
Publisher Info: Lemon Vision Productions, 2008; ISBN: 1934789046; Boardbook; $7.99