December 18, 2007
Guest Book Review: The Stories of Jesus Board Books by Edward and Sarah Bolme
* Authors: Edward and Sarah Bolme
* Genre: Children's Books, Christianity
* ISBN: 0972554645
* ISBN-13: 9780972554640
* Format: Board Book, 20pp
* Publisher: Crest Publications
* Pub. Date: April 2003
Guest Review by K. Hake
Our 7 month old is a bundle of restless energy. Given a choice between crawling around the house shrieking to herself and sitting on daddy's lap with a book, the shrieking wins every time. Having been born into an intensely literary family, though, she doesn't always have that choice and my wife and I are greedy for books that will capture her attention even for a few minutes.
The Stories of Jesus collection from Baby Bible Board Books fits the bill. The four titles each contain twenty pages. The brightly colored anime-esque art work has enough detail to provide some pointing opportunities ("Where's the butterfly, Sadie?") while not being busy. The text can be read in its entirety without resorting to summarizing a page of print before she looses patience. It is encouraging to my wife and me to be filling her little mind with stories of her Savior's life on earth before she is even able to talk and the application to a child's world on the last page of each book along with a related memory verse will enable her to grow into the books and see how God's word ought to bear fruit in our behavior.
The sturdy, baby-sized (5x5 inch) cardboard pages and binding have stood up to some energetic waving and being chased around the tile floors. Sadie approved of each with a taste test, as well, which caused some temporary swelling along the edge of Jesus Feeds The People (no multiplication of the book took place). We would look for collection #2 of these books!
The Baby Bible Board Books series works to "teach essential stories of Jesus with delightful illustrations and simple, clear text. Each story also ends with a simple lesson to help your young soul love Jesus." and is written by Edward and Sarah Bolme. Edward Bolme is also the author of several novels set in Wizards of the Coast's Eberron and Forgotten Realms fantasy role-playing settings.Posted by John on December 18, 2007 08:41 AM | Posted to Religion | Young Adult/Children's Literature | Young Adult/Children's Literature