It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
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and the book:
David C. Cook; Brdbk edition (October 1, 2010)
I want the reading of the Christmas story to be one of my family traditions for years and years to come and to know that there is a simplified version like the The Baby Bible Christmas Storybook brings me great joy!
The Baby Bible Christmas Storybook written by Robin Currie and illustrated by Constanze Basaluzzo is wonderful hardcover storybook that incorporates simple actions and activities in bringing the story alive to young babies and toddlers.
On each spread in the book you’ll find one side with a Bible verse from either the book of Matthew or Luke, a simplified version of those verses, and a short prayer. On the second page, you’ll find a very colorful and eye catching illustration pertaining to the verses mentioned.
I will admit I wasn’t sure at first at what I thought of this book because I wasn’t quite used to seeing incorporating action text after each paraphrase of the mentioned scripture verse in any other type of book before. But I have grown to welcome it in helping it’s reader keep the attention of children who have very short attention spans when it comes to listening to stories.
Though Christmas is a little over a month away, I’ve started reading through this book with my two year old and she seems to really be enjoying it! As I read she excitedly points out people and animals in each of the illustrations and we talk about them. After we read the story, we’ve been singing Christmas Carols too per suggestions in the back of the book!
I would recommend this book to parents and grandparents alike that are looking for a fun interactive book for younger children. It’s a great way to begin to teach the story of Christ’s birth during the Holiday season.
You can find The Baby Bible Christmas Storybook on Christian book for just 7.99 as well as many other titles in this current series!
***Special thanks to Karen Davis, Assistant Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.***
Rev. Dr. Robin Currie is the Early Childhood Librarian/Preschool Liaison for the Glen Ellyn Public Library and serves on the staff of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. She is also the retired pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn. Before and during seminary she was a children’s librarian for public libraries in Illinois and Iowa. She holds master’s degrees in Library Science from the University of Iowa and in Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, as well as a Doctor of Ministry in preaching from LSTC. Her published books include seven resource collections for librarians and over a dozen children’s Bible story collections.
Visit the author’s blog.
List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Board book: 36 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook; Brdbk edition (October 1, 2010)
AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER (Click on pictures to see them larger):