Thursday, December 8, 2011

Baby’s Little Bible retold by Sarah Toulmin and illustrated by Kristina Stephenson

Genre- Bible/Juvenile             image

Baby’s Little Bible by Sarah Toulmin and illustrated by Kristen Stephenson

Published by- Lion Children’s Books

Copyrighted- 2011

Number of pages- 160

Age Group- Young Children

Description of book- Padded hardback, list price $9.99, Pink: ISBN 978-0-7459-6272-6, Blue: ISBN 978-0-7459-6271-9, also available as a gift edition with gilt edges and a ribbon marker

Adam and Eve and the birth of Jesus Christ are just some of Sarah Toulmin’s twenty favorite stories in this Bible and Kristina Stephenson’s illustrations offer many things to make the story come to life.  This colorful Bible was written for parent and child to read together.

Excerpt from the Book.

About the Author- Sarah Toulmin is a teacher, publicist and mom.  She began writing for her first child who was the first critic of this Bible.

About the Illustrator- Kristina Stephenson was a set and costume designer before she began illustrating children’s books.

Our Experience- B, C, and I sat down and read the old testament stories in our pink Bible.  We also spent a lot of time reading the new testament.  B had a fun time reading it on his own and comparing it to what he has learned from his Bible.

My thoughts-  I thought this was a wonderful Bible for babies and toddlers.  It was similar to a small Bible when I was younger.  I think this Bible would be a perfect baby gift and it could be used as the child gets older.  I do think the word, “Baby’s,” could be removed though, so it could be focused on toddlers as well.

Kristina Stephenson did a wonderful job with the illustrations.  They supplemented the text and were very simple for babies and young children.

I highly recommend this Bible to parents or anybody who has a little one to buy for. 

What B (boy, almost eight, second grade) Liked and Disliked:

Baby’s Little Bible was a good Bible.  They forgot parts in some of the stories.  I didn’t really like that.  They did not include the snake for Adam and Eve.  I liked the illustrations.  They were very good.  I also liked the stories.  They were good too. 

I think this book is good for kids my age to read to themselves.  And  I also think this book is good for babies.

What C (girl, Nov 11 was age 6, kindergarten) Liked and Disliked:

I like the book.  I liked when Jesus was born.  There were a lot of good stories in Baby’s Little Bible.  I liked all the illustrations.

I would recommend this for your kids.


Dad Says-

I found this book to be a good way to introduce the more well-known characters and stories of the Bible to our little ones.  While it is general in nature, its good for our children to hear us telling the stories of the Bible.  It’s as much about the stories as it is us spending time with our kids. 

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Baby’s Little Bible by Sarah Toulmin and illustrated by Kristina Stephenson for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour. All links were current when posted. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

1 comment:

  1. Just wanted to stop in and say hello! Found you through the Kregel blog tour list. Hugs and Merry Christmas!!! :O)