The text is in quality rhyme and gives the basic jist of each story, along with a scripture reference so parents can help their kids learn more. Here's an example of the text:
"God told Noah, his friend, 'You must build a big boat,
I am sending some rain, so make sure it can float.
Expect animals too. There will be quite a crowd.
And with that crew, it's bound to get awfully loud.'"
What I Like: This is a cute book, and ideal for kids who love to lift flaps. The illustrations by Nadine Wickenden are detailed and fun (and sometimes funny; my favorite is the image of various plagues hitting an Egyptian dinner table). The text, while basic, has character. Both my kids (ages 2 and 5) are highly attracted to this book.
What I Dislike: Nothing, but if you're looking for a book with more than just a basic outline of famous Bible stories, this one isn't for you.
Overall Rating: Very good.
Age Appeal: 4 to 8, according to the publisher, but I'd say 2 to 5.
Publishing Info: Zonderkidz, 2010; ISBN: 978-0310717980; board book, 12 pgs., $9.99
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Special Info: The angels in Jacob's dream are shown with halos. In the image of Jesus after the resurrection, he also has a halo. Also, see our review for other books by this author.