Wednesday, January 2, 2013

"Bible Stories That End With A Hug", created by Stephen Elkins and illustrated by Simon Taylor-Kielty

It's a blessing to find great books to share and treasure with our children. For me, I am now on the search for great reads for my grandchildren, who just love books. I have found one to share with you. "Bible Stories That End With A Hug" was created by Stephen Elkins and beautifully illustrated by Simon Taylor-Kielty. This is a wonderful gem to share with your little ones.

My grandchildren just turned ages one and two, so they are a bit too small to fully grasp the stories, but oh, what a great time to begin sharing. They will love the beautiful pages that are so wonderfully created they tell the story within them.  What I like is that each story is shared on two colorful pages. There are 75 Bible stories in this little gem of a book. Just perfect for little hands to hold. The stories are short and easy to understand. Leaving you room to share more of the story when your little ones are ready. I too love that a verse is shared with each story. This makes for a great start at memorizing scripture. Of course as the title indicates, each story ends with hug time, which makes reading together even more special.

This would be a terrific bedtime book to share one story each night. It too would be perfect for  just snuggling up on a snowy afternoon. It would be a great tool for a Sunday School lesson for tiny ones just starting out. I think your children will love this gem. The scripture shared is from the New Living Translation, which makes it easy to understand. I just can't share enough about how wonderfully bright and  creative the illustrations are for little eyes to enjoy.

This sweet book was a gift from Tyndale for sharing my review.

Stephen Elkins is a Grammy Award–nominated record producer and a multimillion-selling children's author and songwriter. He is owner and founder of Wonder Workshop, a multifaceted Christian media company specializing in the creation of juvenile books, audio products, and DVDs. Stephen has produced recordings featuring Christian personalities TobyMac, Rebecca St. James, Michael Tait of dcTalk, Steve Green, Max Lucado, Twila Paris, and many other notable musicians. He also wrote and produced the Joni Eareckson Tada song "The God I Love," which is used in conjunction with her book of the same title and is now the theme song for her nationally syndicated television show. Stephen lives in Nashville with his wife, Cindy.


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