Introducing Our New Blog Feature:
Yup, book reviews are making their way to the blog! You can expect to see these on somewhat of a monthly basis, thanks to B&H/Lifeway Blogger!
The Book Review:
The first book on my review list is The Big Book of Bible Stories for Toddlers, by Alyssa Jones.
Now, I know that the book says it’s for toddlers, but guys, my teenager loved this book! Featuring classic stories from both the Old and New Testaments, Alyssa successfully summarizes the Bible on a level that even my two year old could understand and get excited about. Each page features a kid-friendly version of Bible stories like Moses, Jonah, and the birth of Jesus.
Illustrations in this book were simple, fun, and totally drew my kids in…
The only drawback that I could see with them had to do with two specific pages. In both instances, the pages were darker, more sinister looking. For my oldest, it was fine, but for my younger two, the darker theme of the pages were “scary” for them (their own words). We wound up skipping these in favor of others, but there were certainly plenty to choose from, and this was not a problem for us!
Our Favorite Part:
I believe their most favorite feature of all was the free app (iOS or Android) that went along with it. Once the app was downloaded, and the prompts were followed, the images would pop off of the page and come to life, while the narrator told the story. The only thing that threw me off, at first, was that the narrator told a differently worded version of the story than what was written on the adjacent page. At first, I didn’t care for this feature, but after watching how engaged all three of my children were, I realized that it was perfect for them!
All in all, The Big Book of Bible Stories for Toddlers is a fantastic asset for my kids and it would be for yours as well! They were excited to read the next story each night, and the app gave it that added “cool” feature which my older two were definitely drawn towards!
If you’re looking for a new devotional to start with your children, this would be a great one, for sure!
**Please note: I was given a free copy of The BIG Book of Bible Stories for Toddlers, but the opinions expressed here are 100% mine.