Today begins a new feature on this blog: book reviews! I am now a book reviewer for several Christian book publishers, and I am excited to share with others my reviews of some new books in the coming weeks! I will be doing this on Tuesdays at least once a month, so make sure to follow my blog to receive emails when a new post goes up!
My Bedtime Story Bible for Little Ones written by Jean Syswerda and illustrated by Daniel Howarth is a children’s board book perfect for toddlers and young children. Each of the eight Bible stories is presented over four pages with full color illustrations, a brief description of the character and how they fall asleep, and ends with a “Tuck In” activity to help the child get ready for bed. The text is written in simple language to help a child understand the story, and it would also make a great book for early readers to read as well.
This book is the same size and texture as some of my daughter’s other favorite bedtime board books, and I can’t wait to give this to her for Easter! Because this is a board book, she will be able to turn the pages on her own without damaging them. The stories are short enough that it will keep my 19 month olds’ attention as we read one a night together at bedtime, and I know she will enjoy looking at the bright pictures. I love books like this that can introduce Bible stories to my child at a young age in an easy-to-understand format.
Because there are only eight different mini-stories in this book, however, I can predict from the parent’s perspective getting bored after awhile cycling back through the stories quickly, but such is the nature of children’s books. Luckily we have more than one bedtime book, so this will make a great addition to our rotation. As she gets older, she will be able to participate more with the “Tuck In” activity, so I like that we will be able to use this book for a few years.
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