Well, summer is upon us. I love it when my kids are home, without having to rush out of the house each morning. Still, it's good to have some kind of routine. And, for me, the beginning of new season always encourages to start fresh, healthy habits.
Enter morning quiet times. . . for your kids. Check out this post to see what I used to do when the sprouts were smaller. Now that I have an independent reader and three different distinct ages, I've had to regroup and brainstorm some new books and ideas.
Anne is entering 3rd grade and is now an independent reader. I want her to be able to read something each morning without feeling overwhelmed by pages with solid words. 101 Bible Stories from Creation to Relevation, by ZonderKidz, illustrated by Dan Andreasen, is a perfect fit for her.
As the title suggests, this Bible storybook includes 101 stories. Each story has a one-page illustration and one page of text--perfect for a daily reading. When I asked Anne to read one story the other morning, she quickly asked, "Can I keep reading more stories?" So I'd say she liked it.
She and I both really like that how the illustrations aren't "too cartoony," making the book feel like a "bigger kid" book and not a toddler Bible storybook. The illustrations are really beautiful and have a "realistic feel."
The chapter reference is given at the beginning of each story in case you want to look up more details. The stories are simple and easy to understand, without "dumbing it down." And, I feel it stays true to the Biblical account and details.
You can check out this link to read some samples.
This would be a great gift to readers who have Bibles already and might feel intimidated reading its gray pages of text. Plus, the price is quite reasonable. I plan on buying this book as birthday gifts for other children my daughter's age.
Disclosure: ZonderKidz provided me with a free copy of this book for reviewing purposes. My opinions are my own, and I only share about products that I believe are of interest to my readers.