Love Letters From God Bible Stories by Glenys Nellist, illustrated by Sophie Allsopp is a new picture book for young children. What makes this book unique among choices of the overly saturated bible story book genre, is in the hidden and unexpected details. First an foremost are interactive flaps that children can lift up on each page. These flaps are actually "letters" written from God's point of view to your child. The salutation, "Dear _______" has a blank space for a parent to write in the child's name for further personalization. This makes the story real and personal for the child. The letters are not arbitrary but rather they expand on the bible story featured.
Just as one may expect from a bible storybook, this has a few of the most beloved and well known stories from the old and new testaments. "The Sneaky Snake" describes the account in Genesis. "Bethlehem's Baby Boy" tells the story of the birth of Jesus. Bold bright cartoon styled illustrations accompany the stories. There is color throughout the book- no white space but actually full page scenes. Finally in the end, there is an "invitation" as well as a space for a child to write their own letter- making this book a keepsake as well. This large sized story book would make a great gift for any child. The story style is animated and will hold a child's interest in contrast to dry, traditional writing. As a blogger for BookLook I received a copy of this book for the purpose of writing this review. This book is published by Zonderkidz.