I'm especially always on the lookout for books that I can use to share stories of Jesus with my little ones. There's nothing more important than giving them a solid foundation as they grow! So I was excited to check out these two fun books, which have just been re-released: Favorite Parables from the Bible and Animal Tales from the Bible.
Favorite Parables from the Bible: Stories Jesus Told features eight different parables, including: The Lost Sheep, The Precious Pearl, The House on the Rock, The Two Sons, The Rich Farmer, The Little Gate, The Good Stranger and The Ten Silver Coins. This is my favorite of the two books - simply because the stories are each presented simply enough for even a very small child (ie, my son Lincoln, who is almost 2) to understand. Each page has only a line or two of text. When you are trying to read a story to a very busy little boy, this is a super important detail! The book is aimed at ages 4-7, but my little one enjoys is nonetheless. The illustrations are fun and interesting for kids to peruse.
Animal Tales from the Bible: Four Favorite Stories About Jesus is the shorter of the two books, featuring four Bible stories. The stories included are familiar: Jesus' Birth, Jesus Turns the Water into Wine, Zacchaeus, and Jesus and the Storm. What makes it unique? Each tale is told by a different animal! A clever fox, a hungry cat, a thieving magpie, and a sea-faring mouse share these tales with young readers in a fun and witty fashion. These stories feature more detail than Favorite Parables from the Bible - so I think this one is definitely suited for the age range listed (4-7). Again, the illustrations are intriguing and a delight!
Both books were written by the bestselling writer/illustrator team of Nick Butterworth and Mick Inkpen (creator of the popular Kipper the Dog). These books were originally published in 2002, and are back now for a new generation of kids to enjoy!
Suggested retail price on each book is $6.99 and they can be found on Amazon through the links above.
Two Director Jewels readers will each win copies of both books: Favorite Parables of the Bible and Animal Tales from the Bible. This giveaway will end on January 18 at 11:59pm CST. This giveaway is open to US readers only.