I have always been a fan of these easy and quick to read stories for young ones. The pictures inside are colorful and engaging. I have not found any issues with accuracy or interpretation of the stories. The CDs worked perfectly and it was easy to save to our computer so we have the files on them for easy access. The songs included vary in length and unfortunately, the book does not provide all of the lyrics. It usually provides the first verses or so, but it is a good excuse to relisten. The coloring pages are an almost identical version of the story's picture in the book, but with less detail. It takes probably only a minute or two to read each story. We keep ours on our kitchen table next to our adult bible's and my daughter loves going through it and reading it to herself or looking at pictures.
I'm a big fan of this Bible story book. It doesn't go as in-depth as some others might, but I don't look at it as a book that was designed to stand alone in teaching all of the Bible stories comprehensively. This encourages children to engage with the story through coloring and even singing relevant songs. The illustrations are engaging.
Accompanied with reading the story from the Bible, this is an excellent resource.
101 Color and Sing Bible Stories combines all three of these things into one versatile book/CD set. Each Bible story has a corresponding coloring page that can be printed using the provided CD-ROMs as well as a song that you can listen to right from your computer. There are also scripture references for each Bible story as well as a fun fact.
The songs that go along with the book are upbeat and will appeal to young children. My five-year-old daughter loved them. I like that you can go online and find all of the lyrics to the songs. This is good, especially since the book only contains a couple of lines of lyrics to each of the songs. The songs are also a good mix of hymns, Sunday School songs, and newer music.
My one critique would be that the Bible stories are not very long. The entire story of Ruth, for example, is told in just a few sentences. While I understand that this presentation should facilitate further Bible study, it would have been nice for the actual Bible stories to be more comprehensive.
Overall, this collection is a nice addition to our Bible storybook library.
(I received a copy free from Tyndale in exchange for an honest review).
The songs alone make it a worthy buy! There are 66 original songs by Stephen Elkins, 14 traditional hymns including some Christmas carols, and 21 familiar Bible songs. It comes with 2 CDs with a song and a coloring page for each story. Lyrics for all the songs are available for free from the publisher. (Go to share-a-hug dot com to find the lyrics download).
The book itself is sturdy. It has a hard cover and stitched binding.
If you are teaching Sunday School or VBS or a backyard Bible study for kids this book would be a great resource. In fact, for preschool level, you really wouldn't need anything else (other than crayons, a printer, and a CD player) to have a complete program.