Our church began the new school year with the program that goes with this book. We've bought A Long Story Short to supplement what our kids' Sunday school classes are teaching them each week.
We use this with our youngest three, ages 5, 3, and 2. It does seem to go over the head of our youngest, but the other two are getting quite a bit out of it. Since this is going to be used on a four year cycle (two years in the OT, two in the NT), as time goes on they'll get more and more out of it, and will have a solid foundation of the bible when they hit middle school, having gone through both books twice. It seems expensive at first, but when you consider all of the use we'll be getting out of it, it is absolutely reasonable.
I love how it points to the Christ in each story! This gives more than just the history of the Bible, but what it really all means as well!
I'm glad I ordered 2 of these (one for myself, and one for my sister) and I might even order more for friends! We are new to doing a family devotional, and was a little worried how this new tradition would be received by my kids and husband. We did our first devotional after we ate dinner, and it couldn't have gone smoother. The content and questions kept my kids talking and they had such great input and ideas! After we were done with the first one, my kids begged me to do another one, and the next day they both said they couldn't wait for devotional time!
We are really enjoying this book as a family. We have a Kindy girl and 2nd grade boy. I do believe that this book would go over the heads of children younger than this, but this is great for the stages our kids are in now.
It isn't fast- I think we're on week 3 and still in the beginning (and I mean beginning/creation) of genesis. But it is packed with nuances that get glossed over when the stories are told/read their usual ways.