I grew up with this bible and was looking for an older copy as I did not know it was reprinted. The stories are easy to read and a great way to introduce a grade school child to the bible. I ordered a bible for each of our grandchildren so they can enjoy also.
I was very disappointed with the quality of the illustrations in this bible. They appeared faded and outdated, and not all that great to begin with. I remember have a book like this as a kid and there was no interest in the dour images represented then. I returned it and was one gift shy for my granddaughter when everyone else got a bible she had to wait which was a hard call but i sincerely believe it would have been a turn off and therefore was willing to allow the disappointment
I have purchased 4 of this Bible book and given it to kids ages 5 - 15 as Christmas gifts or birthday gifts and boy, the feedback I received from the parents and kids are just so wonderful - - they loved it so much! The way it was organized, the pictures (similar to a Thomas Kinkaid work) are on every page and so beautifully done, there are headings for each story that makes it easy and simple for kids to follow and the Bible is referenced on top of most pages. Truly a wondeful children's Bible and worth owning and great tool to let young and old understand and be interested in God's word.