Saturday, February 2, 2008

Book Review : The Jesus Storybook Bible & Tiny Bear's Bible + GIVEAWAY


Jesus Storybook Bible
by Sally Lloyd-Jones

I had been debating on buying Connor a bible for several months now and though those leather bound miniature children's bibles are beautiful I'm just not sure he is ready for an "adult" bible even if it is in mini form. I had one growing up and bible stories can be so complex for children to understand at such an early age. When I heard Sally had a storybook bible available of course I was curious! (I just LOVE Sally's other books!)

The Jesus Storybook Bible is exactly what I was looking for, all my favorite stories from the old and the new testament, in a format that kids can enjoy and appreciate. I especially love the fact that there are old testament stories included as it seems to be rare that you find a storybook especially in children's form that does justice to the old testament.

I love Sally's rendition of "God makes a way" Ie, Exodus 14-15, the story of God parting the waters.. I was always fascinated with this story as a child but Ill be honest to say Ive never heard it told in such a great child friendly way.

My favorite part of the entire book though are the illustrations, its a rather long children's book at 350 pages and every single page has beautiful (and sometimes even amusing) depictions of all of the bible stories. Ive actually been just flipping back and forth in the book off and on for the last hour and every page has left a smile on my face. Last night instead of reading Connor and I just spent few minutes looking at the pictures and I told him just a bit about the stories from the pictures alone. For older kids that are not quite readers but know parts of the bible stories, they could really just look at the pictures and retell the stories themselves!

Along with The Jesus Storybook Bible, Sally offers Tiny Bear's Bible for the infant/toddler set.

Tiny Bear's Bible is a huge able furry board book bible which is a great introduction to the bible stories for infants. Each page has a short poem like version of some of children's favorite bible stories. Between the furry warm exterior of this book to the soft pictures inside, Tiny Bear's Bible makes the perfect naptime/bedtime read. We actually have very few board books as I really enjoy reading a bit longer stories to Connor. This board book, however, really gets Connor's attention on his own and he loves to sit on the floor with it and play with the cover or flip through the pictures. I really have to share my favorite story from the book with you!

God Keeps Moses Safe (Exodus 1-2)

"Moses was in danger. He was hiding in a stream.
A Princess came to take a bath, and heard a baby scream!
She hugged the tiny baby, and carried him back home.
And loved that tiny baby, as if he were her own.
Just like baby Moses we are always in God's care -
He will love and keep us - now and always, Tiny Bear!"

Did that not just leave a smile on your face? Possibly its the new mom in me that loves that story so much, but Connor seems to like it too.

Both The Jesus Storybook Bible & Tiny Bear's Bible are available on Amazon as well as at your local bookstore!

Now for the giveaway!

Not long ago I reviewed Sally's Old MacNoah Had an Ark and I'm going to give away my advanced reader copy (ARC) to one reader! Please note this is an ARC not the official release of the book so the binding is not finished. I'm positive you can find a way to make that work for you! I personally was going to staple it.. but I'd like the winner to decide for themselves since it will be their book!

To enter :
  • Leave a comment on this post. Go visit Sally Lloyd-Jones's webpage and tell me which of her books you'd most like to have, or if you already have some of her books tell me which is your favorite! No "i want to win" stuff without a little effort (and I do mean little!)
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com)
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
  • This contest will end Feb 9th at midnight!


60 Comments:

Jago said...

Hello

I'm Jago, illustrator of the Jesus Storybook Bible. Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for your kind comments about my illustrations!

All the best

Jago

http://www.jagoillustration.com

Tara said...

I LOVE this book! I would also love ANY of her books but I thought the Tiny Bear bible storybook and Old MacNoah looked great.

Amanda said...

These books all look so adorable. I would love to read them to my son. I think Old MacNoah had an Ark would be fun, mostly because my son likes Old McDonald Had a Farm so much. Thanks for the giveaway!

Bebemiqui said...

The "How Be A Baby, by Me the Big Sister" looks so cute. My kids could really use a Bible. I've been a bad parent and haven't gotten them one yet.

Overwhelmed! said...

Hi there! I'm stopping by to let you know that you're a winner for one of my giveaways. Stop by for the details and send me your mailing address. :)

Mrs. Aceto said...

I was draw to the "Time To Say Goodnight" and "Old MacNoah Had and Ark." The artwork, I agree, look fabulous on all the books!!

Tricia said...

We got our boys The Jesus Storybook Bible for Christmas and we absolutely love it. The stories of Christ's presence in all things and the beautiful illustrations to help the children visualize it all are wonderful!

mccammacks(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Danielle said...

My son would love The
Ultimate Guide To Grandmas and Grandpas!
dansan826 at yahoo dot com

jbubolz-miller said...

Little One, We Knew You'd Come is my personal favorite. jbubolz-miller@hotmail.com

Stacey Moore said...

great website!! we love books at our house!! i can't wait to read The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas and Grandpas! it looks so fun!! thanks so mcuh!!

windycindy said...

What a fabulous giveaway. Her site of books is wonderful. I really like the
"Grandmas and Grandpas" book and the
"Handbag Friends" book! Thanks very much.....Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Laura @ Laura Williams' Musings said...

I like the Lift The Flap Bible.


blogged ya;

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Uniquely Yours said...

I love the idea of Little One We Knew You'd Come.

Shannon said...

Lift the flap bible is cute.

dolls123 said...

Time To Say Goodnight & Handbag Friends

vmkids said...

Time To Say Goodnight

Lisa said...

I would love to get the lift the flap bible, how fun!

Erica G said...

I would choose the Old MacNoah Had An Ark book. Only because it really looks like kids can gget into with the singing out loud.

quiltingreader said...

I'd like to read Old MacNoah Had An Ark

bison61 said...

the Ultimate Guide To Grandmas and Grandpas and the handbag friends both sounded fun

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

David said...

The Jesus Storybook Bible for Christmas

LINDALSHOT said...

Tiny Bears Bible

Allison said...

I would love to get The Jesus Storybook Bible for my son. I've read so many great reviews!

paula h said...

We are on our second copy of "Baby's First Bible". My daughter wore out her copy so we bought a new one when our son was born. I love how it has a handle for carrying and the pictures are great!

LaughNLove said...

I'd like to win the Jesus storybook bible. Please enter me, thanks.

agordon10 said...

"Baby's First Bible" would be great, I really cannot answer all the questions my kids have.

vboackle said...

i would love tiny bear's bible.

idahomom said...

I would love to have the Jesus Story Book.

tatertot374 said...

Time to say goodnight. thank you

sweetsue said...

What nice books! I would really like Time To Say Goodnight for my little grandaughter; she hates to say goodnight.

Rebecca said...

"HOW TO BE A BABY: BY ME THE BIG SISTER" My daughter would love this because she is a new big sister!

Sarah said...

I would love to have that Bible! I think Old MacNoah looks great!

stomper666 said...

The Jesus story bible looks interesting

kitnlov said...

I think the "Ultimate Guide to Grandmas and Grandpas" sound adorable.

LIDARKSIDE said...

The Tiny Bear's Bible looks good.

Julie D said...

I want them all! :) But I think we have to have the guide to Grandmas and Grandpas. How cute!

DOODLEGIRL said...

We have the "Jesus Storybook Bible" and it is wonderful. It is easy to read and both my child and I enjoy the Bible stories.

Stephen A said...

The Jesus Story book bible for Christmas

Amy said...

The Jesus Storybook Bible looks wonderful.

CD said...

Old MacNoah Had An Ark looks great

Nowniki said...

For my grandchildren

jenna said...

What's not to love? Thanks for introducing me to her. I'd love to have her Jesus Storybook Bible and the Old MacNoah, also the Little One We Knew You'd Come. Thanks for the giveaway!

jennem said...

Handbag Friends. My girly-girl daughter would love it!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com said...

"Little One We Knew You'd Come"

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

Medley Family said...

I love her books. I didnt know she had one good for infants...the board book. Ill have to get that one.

jmahurin40 said...

I like the "Grandmas and Grandpas" book. cute books!!

bndraldy said...

The Jesus Storybook Bible would be wonderful! The Bible can be difficult for children (and some adults) to understand. Thank you for introducing me to this author! Thank you for this giveaway. Please enter me to win!

garrettsambo said...

Little One, We Knew You'd Come

Jane H said...

We only have one of your books so far Time to Say Goodnight" but we love it and hope this contest will add one more to our collection.

Carissa said...

The Jesus Storybook Bible would be great.

Leane said...

I would like to have her book, "Time to say goodnight".

kamewh said...

So many great books! I would say that The Jesus Storybook Bible or Old MacNoah had an Ark would be the ones that I would most like to have!

dianerph said...

I think the Mac Noah book is my fave

morty63 said...

I like the Storybook Bible

Grace said...

Time To Say Goodnight

donna444444 said...

Time To Say Goodnight

rosannepm said...

Ultimate guide to Grandmas and Grandpas

fancyfeet48 said...

id love this

Bakersdozen said...

I like The Storbook Bible, but it would be hard to choose just one.

lilyk said...

I would love to have Handbag Friends.

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