Saturday, October 29, 2016

Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Robert Dunn

Bedtime Read and Rhyme Bible Stories by Bonnie Rickner Jensen and illustrated by Robert Dunn is a new bedtime themed book of short bible stories written especially for young children. There are many children's story book bibles on the market, but this fills a unique nich as it integrates the bed time story theme and rhymes as well.   Vibrant, colorful art, featuring well known bible characters and heroes such as King David, Daniel, Noah, Paul and Jesus, reinforce bible themes in a bedtime story setting.  The bright illustrations, and the cozy nighttime theme will appeal to young children and are perfectly suited for a bedtime storybook.  This perfect sized hardcover book, with its short, comforting and happy stories are the perfect bedtime story for young boys and girls,from toddlers, preschool ages and  up to grade schoolers

 Unlike a typical bible storybook, the purpose of these stories is to entertain and reinforce bible truths through rhyme and repetition.  I found the stories to hold the attention of young children.  The catchy rhyme format is almost like a song- and sticks to the essential spiritual truths for each story.  This book would make a good first introduction to popular bible stories for children unfamiliar with the bible.    This is a good choice for a casual, lighthearted bedtime book.  These simple stories could also be used as a springboard for a discussion of the bible account from the bible as well. I can imagine the lively discussions that could be started with older children contrasting the actual bible accounts with these stories.  If you are looking for a fresh unique way to capture your child's interest- this makes a great choice.  As a blogger for Booklook bloggers I received this book published by Tommy Nelson for the purpose of writing this review.  

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