Recommendation: ***** (5-star)
Positives: Not only is this book beautifully illustrated, it serves a greater purpose of teaching kids about God. Families with young children will love to use this for a daily devotional and work on memorizing the verses. I love how at the end of each story it provides another Bible reference to reiterate the point of the story. I also love the "Let's Talk" and "Let's Pray" sections highlighted at the end of the story. What a great opportunity to further discuss with your child the meaning of the Scripture and help them apply it to their heart. Please be sure to read the letter from the authors at the beginning of the book, it will help you understand their purposes in writing this book and give you clear direction as you read it with your children.
Talking Points: I highly recommend that you use the "Let's Talk" section at the end of each story. It is important for us to engage our children in the Scripture and by asking questions you will see what their level of understanding is and where you can help them to grow. Use the rich language of Scripture to direct their hearts and minds to worship their Creator God who loves and cares for them. Model and teach them to pray prayers of adoration to their Savior, thanking and worshiping Him for who He is.
Age Level: 3-8 years of age - While mainly geared toward preschoolers, your slightly older children will enjoy it as well.
I received a free copy of this book from Crossway Publishing in exchange for this review.