Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bible Stories for Curious Kids: 800+ Questions to Explore

Bible Stories for Curious Kids: 800+ Questions to Explore, written by Paul J. Loth and illustrated by Rick Incrocci, capitalizes on children’s natural inquisitiveness to explore 39 Old Testament and 39 New Testament stories. The format flows in a logical manner. For example, here is the set up for the story of Elijah on Mount Carmel: After reading a short introductory paragraph, the readers are led through 1 Kings 18: 16-39 with a series of questions—such as, “What did Elijah do?” “Who were the prophets of Baal and Asherah?” “What happened at the meeting?”—and answers. A small illustration accompanies each question and answer segment.

What I Like: The storybook provides a fresh new tool to look at favorite Bible stories. The numerous illustrations lead the reader from question to question. The format allows for interaction between parents and their children.

What I Dislike: While I enjoy the Q and A layout, a few of the questions don’t seem to move the story along.

Overall Rating: Very Good

Age Appeal: The publisher lists 9-12, but I think the Q and A style is better suited for a younger audience, ages 4-8.

Publisher Info: Standard Publishing, 2010; ISBN: 9780784721278; Hardcover, 320 PGS., $14.99.

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