Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Easter Storybook from David C Cook Review

{Disclaimer:  I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.}

With Easter fast approaching, we have been enjoying reading The Easter Storybook from David C Cook.  It is geared for children ages 4-8 but I think an even broader age range would appreciate it.

Our new book

This book contains 40 Bible stories so it is perfect to read one a day during Lent but it doesn't have to be read that way.  You can enjoy it at a faster or slower pace if you desire and it has great value even when Easter has passed.

 All the kids with our book!

Each story has a two page layout, one page for the stories (written by Laura Richie) and one page for a full-color illustration (illustrated by Ian Dale).  Each story begins with a Bible passage and ends with a conversational question or two to help families discuss and think about Jesus together.  Just a few examples of questions include:  Who was the Messiah?  What does it mean to repent?  Have you ever felt afraid?  What does it mean to be free?  What would you like to pray about now?  I appreciate that the questions dig deeper into the story and help open more conversations with the kids.

The first story begins with Jesus as a boy in the temple (Luke 2) and the last story shows us His ascension into heaven.  I appreciate that we see much of the life of Jesus and that we get to see a picture of God's love over and over again.

Above you can see the page layout for Day 5:  Jesus Finds the Lost

Above you can see the page layout for Day 10: Jesus Calms the Storm

Above you can see the page layout for Day 10: Jesus Enters as King

Above you can see the page layout for Day 10: Jesus Becomes Our Sacrifice

I'm not going to show you the entire book but I hope the pictures above gives you a peek inside into the feel for this book.  Laura Richie does a fabulous job summarizing these rich accounts of the life of Jesus and Ian Dale's full-color illustrations pair with them wonderfully.

I love that through this book, families get a glimpse into who Jesus is (a son, a teacher, a good shepherd, a healer, a Savior, a King, etc.) and what He did.  It also shows us why His death and resurrection matter.  This is a wonderful book to read during the Easter season and beyond and I highly recommend it.  We recently reviewed The Action Bible Anytime Devotions from David D Cook if you want to check that out as well.

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