When I was growing up, I had a kids' Bible and a kids' Book of Saints, and they were two books that I would look at often. The pictures in both were beautiful and I liked the stories, though at the time I didn't know just how much they meant to my religion and would effect my life. When I was asked if I would be interested in checking out this Bible for Kids, I decided that, since I loved mine so much as a child (and still have it), I would go ahead and check it out - and share it with the kids' during story time.
I was kind of put off by the cover. I understand why the author did it that way, but at the same time, it is very busy and didn't really pull me into the book like I feel a cover should do. I did, however, like the pictures that were used inside the book. They were beautifully done and the kids liked them too.
I enjoyed the forward, the personal story that the author shared with us about her background with reading, Bible stories and bedtime. I always like when an author shares a bit of themselves and their lives with the reader, letting us know why they chose to write this kind of book, where they got the idea from, etc.
The stories that the author chose to include in this book are well done. They are written so that a child can understand the story and sometimes even relate. Each story includes follow-up questions and activities that you can do with the child to help them to understand what they have read.
When I sat down with the kids to read these, they asked for more than just one story and found some of the activities exciting and fun.
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.