Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Book Review: Really Woolly Bible Stories

Really Woolly Bible Stories is an adorable board book for preschoolers. The artwork is so cute—as it had to be being Really Woolly. (I'm a big fan of that greeting card line!) Each two-page spread shows a Really Woolly lamb, bunny, and duckling doing something story-related together on one side with cartoon-style Bible art on the other. The sixteen stories are actually two- or three-stanza poems which summarize Bible passages in a catchy way. Some close with a line or two of life application. Under the Bible art beside each poem is a reference for finding the story passage in the Bible. The book’s brief introduction proclaims the purpose and truth of the Bible, the child’s relationship with God, and assurance of Jesus, the Good Shepherd’s care. The book closes with a prayer for children, showing the Really Woolly characters tucked into bed for the night with the Good Shepherd nearby.

I’m not sure that children will really know the Bible stories after having this book read to them, but they will enjoy the time with those who read to them and the pleasant look and sound of the book. The children will meet and become familiar with a few of the major Bible characters in preparation for further learning as parents and churches faithfully follow through. They’ll learn that the Bible is a precious Book—God’s Word—and that God, their heavenly Father, loves them. They’ll learn that Jesus, the Good Shepherd, welcomes children to come to Him and watches carefully over their lives.

Thank you, Thomas Nelson Publishers, for sending this cute book for my review!

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