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Loaves and Fishes, Wonderful Bible Story
August 25, 2011
This little book is about the Bible story of Jesus feeding the multitude with 5 fishes and 2 loaves of bread, on a child's level. Each page has a sentence or two telling the story in words that a child can understand. I love this Bible story and I love the way this book teaches it through words and pictures. The illustrations are so adorable, and the people's faces are precious! I have read this book many times to my 2 year old niece, and now she can look at the pictures and read it to me.
Start read and teaching your young child stories of the Bible early through these Tiny Reader books, and start your collection with Loaves and Fishes.
This book was provided by Kregel Publishers for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine alone.
Loaves and Fishes, written by Juliet David, is a simple re-telling of the Biblical story of the five loaves and two fishes used to feed a multitude of people.
When Jesus goes to the hills to rest, crowds of people follow him. They want to be near him, so Jesus preaches to them and tells them stories. At the end of the day, they are tired and hungry. Jesus asks if anyone has any food with them. One little boy says he has five loaves and two fishes that Jesus can have. Jesus takes the food, breaks it and serves it to the people. There is enough food for everyone, plus twelve baskets of leftovers. The last line of the text reads, "This is a really great miracle!"
The author cites these Bible verses as reference for the story: Luke 9:10-17 and John 6:1-14.
The illustrations by Hannah Wood are bright, expressive and child-friendly.
What I Like: I like Bible stories that are written for even the youngest children. Our children are never too young to start teaching them about God and the Bible.
What I Dislike: The story is short and simple, but because it is a board book, and the publisher says it is intended for "very young children" (no actual age given), a few words in the text seemed a bit beyond the normal age for a board book, such as "shall" and "afterwards". I realize "very young children" need stories read to them, but they also need stories written in language they can understand.