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I still have mine-an original Adventure Bible from the 90’s. I can’t bring myself to part with it, because it’s the Bible I was using when I came to know the Lord. It’s the first place my Dad wrote down the date of my salvation and baptism, and for that reason I’m a little sentimental and attached. Anyway, since I grew up with an Adventure Bible I wanted to see what they were putting out for today’s little ones to read, and this is their Adventure Bible for Little Ones, formerly titled Adventure Bible for Toddlers.
- The Adventure Begins-Genesis 1
- Noah’s Ark-Genesis 6-9
- Moses’ Many Adventures-Exodus
- Boy Versus Giant-1 Samuel 17
- Drooling Lions-Daniel 6
- Fish Food-Jonah 1-4
- Jesus Is Born-Luke 2:1-7
- Jesus is Baptized-Matthew 19:13-17
- Jesus and the Children-Matthew 19:13-15
- The Adventure Continues-The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John
Overall, I found the illustrations bright, clear, and very appealing to this age. The stories had simple descriptions with good toddler/preschooler vocabulary. For instance, DeVries used animal sounds (moo, baa, etc) and that’s something that this age absolutely loves. The only criticism I have of the illustrations is pretty much the same as every other Bible story book-a “Jesus” illustration that appears as a Caucasian. Hopefully I don’t have to explain that if you are reading this far. 😉
I would recommend this little Bible for kiddos. I loved the “Adventure” theme and think it would make a great gift or reader for toddlers and preschoolers. Age 2-5 is pretty broad, but I think that even in our house both girls (now 3.5 and 5 months) will enjoy it for a while.
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