Monday, January 6, 2014

Children's Book Review- 99 Stories from the Bible By Juliet David; illustrated by Elina Ellis

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Kregel Publicacations, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

 99 Stories from the Bible  cover


Following the narrative of the Bible, this collection of 99 stories starts with At the Beginning, and covers a wide variety of key events, including Samuel Listens, Esther, A Blind Man Sees, and Jesus Walks on the Lake, through to One Day Jesus Will Return. Each story is told over a double page spread with vibrant illustrations and some full page art.


This book is aimed at kids ages 2-7 primarily, or as an easy readers for kids 4-8.  The tales are condensed into 2 pages for every story, and accompanied by bright and cheerful illustrations, that will keep your kids attention. Last week, Miss Grace had a question about why John had baptized Jesus. I pulled out this book and read her the story, and suddenly it made more sense to her. Sometimes with younger kids, the kernel is what they need, not the whole tale, and this is what this book gives them., as you can see below:

 99 Stories from the Bible  sample

I highly recommend this book as a great way to share the bible with your younger child, in a way they can grasp better. And with 99 stories, it would be great to start the new year off with this book, as a daily reading source! 

About the Author:
Juliet David has written many children s stories and Bible activity books. Her other interests include painting, music, and travel to Israel and other Bible lands. She lives in London with her family.

About the Illustrator:
" I started drawing as soon as I learned how to hold a pencil, or probably even earlier. It helped me a lot in life. The kids at school used to like me, because I drew funny caricatures of teachers and the teachers liked me because I drew all the school posters. After school and university I used to draw for newspapers and magazines and now I enjoy illustrating children’s books and creating greeting cards. " Check out her website for more info!

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