Friday, April 16, 2010

This is No Fairy Tale

Written by Dale Tolmasoff and beautifully illustrated in a cross-hatch style by Corbert Gauthier, This Is No Fairy Tale is the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection.

What's different about this story of Jesus is it contrasts common fairy tale happenings with what actually happened in Jesus' life. For instance, with Jesus' birth, it's shown how things might have happened had He been born a prince in a royal kingdom. This contrasts with the fact He was born in a stable and no one knew about His birth, other than His parents and a few shepherds.

What I Like: The comparisons made between fairy tales and Jesus' life are completely valid for young readers. Taking this approach to tell the story of Jesus is unique. In our culture where fairy tales are the norm, I think this book will help children understand the story of Jesus better.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Very Good.

Age Appeal: 4 - 8 years, though older and younger children may find the book interesting due to the familiar fairy tale aspect.

Publishing Info: Crossway Books, 2005; ISBN: 1-58134-644-1; Hardback $15.99

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Special Info: Jesus' face is shown on every page. It's also difficult to tell if He's portrayed as Caucasian or Hebrew.

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