The Stories of Jesus by Edward and Sarah Bolme is a four book collection that's part of the Baby Bible Board Books series. Each board book retells a popular tale about Jesus in simple, easy language perfect for babies and toddlers.
In this collection you'll find Jesus Heals a Little Girl, Jesus Helps a Blind Man, Jesus Stops a Storm, and Jesus Feeds the People. In each book, every two page spread features one sentence of text, plus colorful, cartoon-like illustrations by Tim Gillette, depicting people in biblical attire. (Some modern items creep into the illustrations to help children understand the story better. For example, the sick girl is shown with a thermometer in her mouth.) On the last two page spread of each book, the authors give a summary of the story that every child can relate to. In Jesus Feeds the People, for instance, they write: "God gives you good food." The books each end with a Bible quote.
What I Like: I've said it before, and I'll say it again: It's never too early to introduce children to the Bible. These books do an superb job of introducing babies and toddlers to biblical stories and concepts. The illustrations and text are age-perfect and the small size of these books (about 5 in. x 5 in.) are ideal for little hands.
What I Dislike: Nothing. However, some parents may object because the illustrations show Jesus' face.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: Infant to preschool.
Publisher Info: Crest Publications, 2003; ISBN: 0972554645; boardbook; $23.99 for four books