The chapters are short, just four pages each. Readers will find illustrations, large and small, peppered throughout the text, usually every two to three pages.
The illustrations feature unique perspectives, lots of action and heavy outlines, a style typical of comic books. Except for the cover, all are black and white.
What I Like: The series has tremendous appeal for boys! I gave this book to my nephew for his 8th birthday. Within a week he begged his mom to buy him the rest of the books in the series. He loves them! I like that this book is based on solid biblical teaching. References are frequently provided. The format and text makes the Bible interesting to young kids and reminds them of the adventures hidden within Scripture's pages.
What I Dislike: The book has a very trendy voice, as if one young kid is talking to another. This makes it more appealing to kids, but can be awkward for parents to read aloud.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: 8-12, but some younger kids may enjoy it, too.
Publisher Info: ZonderKidz, 2002; ISBN: 0310703220; Paperback (128 pages); $7.99