Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Baby Bible Christmas Storybook Review

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books.  A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured.  The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between!  Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

David C. Cook; Brdbk edition (October 1, 2010)

***Special thanks to Karen Davis, Assistant Media Specialist, The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.***


Rev. Dr. Robin Currie is the Early Childhood Librarian/Preschool Liaison for the Glen Ellyn Public Library and serves on the staff of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. She is also the retired pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn. Before and during seminary she was a children’s librarian for public libraries in Illinois and Iowa. She holds master’s degrees in Library Science from the University of Iowa and in Divinity from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, as well as a Doctor of Ministry in preaching from LSTC. Her published books include seven resource collections for librarians and over a dozen children’s Bible story collections.

Visit the author's blog.

Product Details:

List Price: $9.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Board book: 36 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook; Brdbk edition (October 1, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0781403685
ISBN-13: 978-0781403689

AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER (Click on pictures to see them larger):

Here's my review:
The Baby Bible Christmas Storybook by Robin Currie is a compilation of short stories that tell the Christmas story for young children.  Included with each story is a Bible reference, four short story sentences with an italicized action for each, a prayer at the bottom and illustration on the opposite page.  This book was designed for children from birth to three and gives the complete story of Jesus' birth in one simple book that is very relevant for this age group.  The last story is how we celebrate Christmas in the modern day and has a list of suggested tangible activities to do as a family.

When I opened the package, my 2 year old son identified it as a Bible even before I started reading it to him.  I was surprised and pleased.  He was quite taken with the illustrations and enjoyed listening to the short stories.  I like the length of each story because it really is the attention span of a toddler.  I also like the sturdiness of the small book and thickness of the pages.  This will be a good traditional book to read to little ones and as they get older, they will love to read it.  What a fun way to introduce young children to the wonderful story of Jesus' birth.

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