Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My Story Bible - 66 favorites stories

My Story Bible – 66 Favorite Stories
By Jan Godfrey and Paola Bertolini Grudina
Published at Tyndale
About the book
This is a true story book. The 4-color bright and charming art will attract kids, but the way the writer makes the beloved 66 Bible stories come alive will keep them coming back. The book is written from a storyteller’s perspective; the imaginative writing makes the characters from the Bible come alive and piques kids’ interest about the word of God. The repetitive style helps kids remember the stories.

Who are the authors?
Jan Godfrey is a born storyteller. She is an experienced writer for children with many published books. She is a retired school teacher who now lives in the South of England with her husband who is a pastor. They have four children and many grandchildren who love hearing Jan tell stories.

Paola Bertolini Grudina was born in Italy and worked as a graphic designer before becoming a children's book illustrator. Paola's inspiration for the books she has illustrated comes from her own Christian faith. She lives with her illustrator husband and five children in Gorizia, on the Italian border with Slovenia.

My thoughts
Geared for children ages 3-6 this marvelous book will introduce them to 66 bibles stories that we can find throughout the Bible. The stories are short enough to keep the attention of the kids and deep enough to include a teaching lesson as well… The stories will more than likely plant a seed in the children’s hearts. They will experience how God love and care for his people. Each story also has a reference to the scriptures in the Bible.

The art accompanying the stories is bright and add some charm to the stories. The drawings are very colorful and are full of little details. Each image reflects perfectly the point of the story and brings the characters of the Bible alive for little ones. They will bring a smile of the children’s faces as well as the parents. I know I did smile while going through this wonderful little book. I was also pleased to spot some ladybugs here and there in the book. *grin*

This book is a perfect gift for a dedication or a baptism of a child. It could also be a wonderful gift for a shower.

My Story Bible is available everywhere even at amazon.ca and indigo.ca.

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