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Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 9.50 X 7.50 X 1.00 (inches)|
This brand-new Bible dictionary for kids 6 to 10 features 750 entries with age-appropriate text, colorful illustrations, and—best of all—fun! From the award-winning author and illustrator of Jesus Wants All of Me, Phil Smouse, My Big Book of Bible People, Places, and Things explains important terms in simple ways that new readers can easily grasp, while fun pictures enhance your kids’ learning. With entries including “Alleluia,” “Book of Life,” “Mary and Martha,” and “Walking on Water,” it provides an important head start on scriptural literacy!
Author Phil Smouse is as interesting as this book. Seeking to fulfill his aim to "connect kids with Jesus," he has written and illustrated a wide range of captivating books for youngsters. His website (www.philsmouse.com) provides lots of information and fun. When you visit the website, be sure to look through his gallery of pictures sent by his fans. My Big Book of Bible People, Places, and Things is a strongly-bound paperback with durable pages, fully capable of coping with all the usage it will receive. It will be useful for Christian schools, homeschoolers, public schools that still allow Bible based items, families, and Christian youth work. Donna Eggett, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Nancy RussellLouisianaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent ResourceDecember 30, 2011Nancy RussellLouisianaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Excellent Resource of Bible terms, people, and places. Wonderful illustrations. A must needed help to teach children about the word of God!
Christine M. Irvin5 Stars Out Of 5A great Bible resource book for kidsSeptember 29, 2011Christine M. IrvinQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My Big Book of Bible People, Places and Things: Almost Everything in the Bible from A to Z, written and illustrated by Phil A. Smouse is a great Bible reference dictionary for kids with over 750 definitions of Biblical words and phrases. Each word or phrase is used in one sentence and defined in another to give the reader a clearer understanding of the term. A Biblical reference is also given for each word or phrase.
For instance, the word "blind" is defined as follows:
Bartimaeus is blind. Bartimaeus is not able to see at all. The Biblical reference of Mark 10:46-52 is given for this entry.
Notice how the word "blind" is in bold-face type in the first sentence and then is defined in the second sentence with the definition also in bold-face type. This is so the reader can see the word being used in the first sentence and see its meaning clearly in the second. Depending on the complexity of the word or phrase, more sentences are used to convey meaning to the reader.
The illustrations are bright and colorful and very kid-friendly.
What I Like: Everything.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
scruggleGeorgiaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful Resource for Children of all ages!July 3, 2011scruggleGeorgiaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a wonderful resource for children of all ages. Covering everything in the Bible in alphabetical order, this book is a must for all Christian children. The illistrations and organization of the book are superb. I really enjoyed looking through the book and finding information about people of the Bible I never knew about and definitions of words I never expected to see.