January 29, 2015

Tiny Bear's Bible

In the Beginning, before time began, God was right there, and He had a great plan. —Excerpt from God Makes the Whole Wide World.

Tiny Bear’s Bible, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones, is an adorable preschool board book that shares stories from the Holy Bible.

This brown and tan covered board book is soft, attractive, and fun. The curious smiling bear cub (Tiny Bear) is velvety napped, has moveable ears, and is enclosed in fuzzy fur. (It’s even cuter and plusher than it appears in the photo.) The thick pages are sturdy—easy for little fingers to turn, difficult to tear or bend. Approximate size: 7”x8”.

The book is comprised of eleven rhythmic, easy to understand story poems depicting accounts from both the Old and New Testaments. The following passages are narrated in brief, entertaining rhymes:

God Makes the Whole Wide World (Creation, Genesis 1-2)
God’s Promises to Rescue Noah (The great flood of Genesis 6-9)
God Keeps Moses Safe (Baby Moses, Exodus 1-2)
David Fights a Horrible Giant (David and Goliath, 1 Samuel 17)
God’s Protects Daniel in the Lions’ Den (Daniel 6)
Jesus Is Born (Luke 2)
Jesus Stops a Scary Storm (Mark 4)
The Lord’s Prayer (Paraphrase of Matthew 6)
The Friend of Sinners (Jesus befriends Zacchaeus, Luke 19)
God Makes Jesus Alive Again! (Matthew 27-28)
“I am with you always” (Matthew 28)

Each story-poem features delightful full-page illustrations created by Igor Oleynikov, with smaller half-page drawings showcasing Tiny Bear. The unique and colorful design easily captures young readers’ attention.

About the Author
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Gold Book Award-winning Baby’s First Bible and, most recently, the Moonbeam Award Winner and ALA notable, The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name.

I highly recommend Tiny Bear's Bible to parents, grandparents, Sunday school teachers, and childcare workers. It shares wonderful stories and promises of the Bible, and is sure to be a favorite bedtime or anytime storybook.

5 Stars

Cover: Love it
Title: Love it
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Pages: 22
Target audience: 2-5 age range

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a Review Copy from the publisher through BookLook. I was not required to write a positive review. The options I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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