Preview & review of "My First Handy Bible"

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Hendrickson Publishers (January 31, 2012)

***Special thanks to Rick Roberson for sending me a review copy.***


My First Handy Bible aims to communicate God's character and His love to the youngest of children, ages one to three. Beautifully illustrated in bright full color, My First Handy Bible has a cheerful padded hardcover with 61 child-friendly hardback pages and a handle and clasp that make it easy for small hands to tote and manipulate. The timeless stories are retold in simple sentences by author and artist Cecilie Olesen, illustrated by author and illustrator Gustavo Mazali and designed by Ben Alex, a C. S. Lewis Gold Medal winner author and designer.

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Product Details:
List Price: $12.95
Hardcover: 61 pages
Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers (January 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 8772473045
ISBN-13: 978-8772473048

AND NOW...SOME SAMPLE PAGES (Click on images to enlarge):

my review....

My children quite enjoyed reading the stories from "My First Handy Bible", from the colourful and interesting illustrations to the short stories that recap many popular stories from the Old and New Testament of the Bible. As a parent, I really appreciated how each short story provided the appropriate Bible reference, allowing me to look up the full story in the Bible to share further details about the story when my children were especially interested in doing so. The book itself is a very sturdy board book, so that it will withstand rough handling by little hands, and my son especially liked being able to carry the book around by its handle. The stories themselves, while simply written, do a good job of usually capturing the essence of the story, which is hard to do with only a few lines!

I strongly recommend this version of the Bible for little ones being introduced to the Bible, and award it 4 out of 5 stars.

Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher & B&B media group for the purposes of this unbiased review.