Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Review - Treasury of Bible Stories: Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times

Treasury of Bible Stories: Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times
Magnificent Tales
by Kelly Pulley
Publisher: David C. Cook
Pub. Date: September 1, 2014
ISBN: 978-0781409179
Pages: 352
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With all the technology (cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) there are way too many distractions for kids when they should be reading a book. Now if you have ever read the Bible, then you probably know that it isn't exactly kid-friendly. Available now to own from David C. Cook is the Treasury of Bible Stories: Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times Magnificent Tales by Kelly Pulley. Throughout 20 different stories the author retells the Bible in a family-friendly manner with dazzling illustrations to go along with each story.

The stories include:

Tricked by a Snake - The Slippery Story of Adam and Eve
Every Beast Times Two - The Salty Tale of Noah's Ark
Dreams That Were Dreamed - The Colorful Story of Joseph and His Brothers
Jochebed's Secret Joy - The Stirring Story of Baby Moses in the Nile
"Let My People Go!" - The Gripping Story of The Escape from Egypt
A Wall of Water - The Towering Tale of Moses Crossing The Sea
A Silly-Sounding Plan - The Dizzling Tale of Joshua at Jericho
A Shout for the Lord - The Convincing Story of Gideon's Doubt
The Biggest and Toughest - The Story of David's Big Faith
God's Bigger Plan - The Beautiful Story of Queen Esther
Dainel for Lunch - The Tasty Tale of Daniel in the Lion's Den
Food for a Fish - The Whopping Story of Jonah and the Whale
Good News of Great Joy - The Amazing Story of Jesus's Birth
The Good Dunking - The Refreshing Story of John the Baptist
A Better Path - The Miraculous Story of Jesus Walking on Water
The Good Neighbor - The Parable of the God Samaritan
Lost and Found - The Parable of the Wayward Son
Friends - The Lasting Story of the Last Supper
The Payment for Our Sins - The Incrediable Story of Jesus on the Cross
He Has Risen! - The Magnificent Story of the Resurrection

The author use creative rhymes and colorful illustrations to the tell the greatest stories every told to younger readers. Bibicial stories can be R-rated at times, so it probably wasn't an easy task for the author to write a clean version for kids, but he did so wonderfuly. At the moment that I'm writings this, I'm the only one that has read the book in my family, but I do plan on giving this to my younger cousins at Thanksgiving this year, which is only a few months away. I think they'll enjoy looking at the illustrations, as my cousins can't read yet. Overall, the Treasury of Bible Stories: Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times is an adorable book that will make a great gifts for kids.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Kelly Pulley Treasury of Bible Stories

About the Author:

Kelly Pulley works from his middle Tennessee home writing and illustrating children's picture books, most recently Ten Unusual Features of Lulu McDunn and The Cycling Wangdoos. He is best known for illustrating dozens of books in the Beginner's Bible series, including The Beginner's Bible (over 1.25 million copies sold).

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