I purchased this for my 8 year old. She had a nice Bible, but it wasn't a good fit for several reasons. This Bible is wonderful. It has larger lettering, the verses numbered on the outside of the columns, and a line to seperate the columns. All these features are very helpful to children, especially if they have any eye vision issues. My daughter loves the pictures, too! I recommend this Bible.
The font is very readable. The Bible is beautiful, and it is well-made as far as I can tell. However, the illustrations, although in chronological order, are not in the same books of the Bible that they are illustrating. For example, the illustrations for Christ's birth are located in the middle of the book of Daniel. I can live with that although it is a bit odd. However, there are some items listed on the back cover that are not in this Bible, such as the ABC's of Becoming a Christian, the 10 Commandments for Kids, and the Love Passage for Kids. Why would the publisher, Zondervan, put them on the back cover if they are not in the Bible? So, although I would recommend this Bible to a friend, I really can't give this Bible more than a three star rating. That's too bad, because it really is a beautiful Bible.