This series is by far the best children's Bible storybook I've seen. The stories are written with preschool concepts in mind. And the illustrations overly exaggerate the concepts it is trying to convey. For example in the story of Zachheus (pg. 6-7), they say he "was too little to reach high things...." and then show him as a tiny man in a huge chair. Throughout the story of Zaccheus they stress Little / Big and Happy / Sad. Great preschool concepts.
The text is large with enough words on each page that describe the illustration with preschool concepts but not too many that kids lose interest with the staying on the same page for too long! For example in "The Boys and Girls and Jesus," the children come to see Jesus as part of families. So the preschool concept of family is described by saying "Every day lots of daddies and mommies came to hear Jesus talk. Grandpas and grandmas and friends came, too. Some days - there were too many people to get inside a house. Then, the daddies and the mommies and the grandpas and the grandmas and the friends stood right out in the sunshine..." (p.71-74)
The book has large enough font size that you can hold the book facing a group of children and still be able to read from it. It's great for older children to read to younger children, or for an adult to read to a group of children. The book is sturdy hardcover so it's easy to handle it for this purpose.
This series is the very best Christian literature I have ever seen for young children. I've used it with Sunday School classes and grandchildren. It's loved by all. The content is appropriate and keeps the child focused and involved.
I LOVE this book series! I've used it in my preschool for many years. The children enjoy the large, wonderfully done illustrations on every page. The stories are written to include the reader's participation, helping them to become part of the story. I also often use the questions at the end of each story. All of these aspects help the children to remember the story they've heard. I just wish there were more of these books! P.S. They're also great for grandchildren & new baby gifts!