We bought this bible as a baptism gift for our almost 7 year old daughter. It is so cute, a little on the small side, but works great for her. It's small enough to fit in a purse or back pack. She was over the moon excited, when she opened her gift to find her very own grown up bible!
This is a straight forward NIV bible with a "animal print" cover. This is a pocket Bible (which means very small font) but the spine is loose so that the bible lays flat wherever you open it. The words of Jesus are in red and you get a ribbon bookmark.
The cover also has an elastic strap that folds over the cover and keeps it closed - similar to a journal. Other than that - there are no bells and whistles with this Bible. No commentary, or special kids things - no "notes" that relates to animals or the jungle - it's just a standard NIV bible.
This Bible also comes in Giraffe, Pink Leopard and Zebra print - depending on your favorite jungle animal. These would be great gifts for young girls. This is a good size for a locker or backpack.
Please note that all NIV translations printed after 2011 are slightly different in language and presentation than the NIVs released prior. Zondervan continues to work with pastors and Bible scholars, and include the latest discoveries about biblical languages and the biblical world to ensure that the latest NIV translation of the Bible remains faithful to God's test.
Personally I think that anything you can do to generate an interest in reading the bible in a young person is a great thing! I'm giving this one to a teenage girl at my church.
Thank you to Zonervan and ZonderKIDZ for this review copy for a fair and honest review.