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Scandinavia Publishing House / 2011 / Hardcover
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* Colorful, concise, and carryable! Featuring captivating illustrations, this sturdy picture book Bible retells favorite stories from Genesis to Revelation in simple sentences that little ones can understand. And its convenient carrying handle and easy clip-closure will make this the must-have edition for your toddlers! 61 pages, 5.25" x 6" padded boardbook from Hendrickson.
Number of Pages: 61
Vendor: Scandinavia Publishing House
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 6 X 4 (inches)
Series: Handy Bible
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Don2 Stars Out Of 5Review of "My First Handy Bible."February 22, 2017DonQuality: 3Value: 2Meets Expectations: 2I bought this book for my 19 month old. The illustrations are colorful and well done. However, the narrative for some of the illustrations was lacking in biblical clarity/accuracy. For example, the book said, "One day Jesus fed five thousand hungry people." Since the narrative does not mention Jesus fed five thousand with just five loaves and two fish, it is not self-evident that Jesus performed a miracle. At another illustration regarding the triumphal entry of Jesus in Matthew 21:1-11, the book says, "The people wanted Jesus to be their king. But Jesus did not want to be their king. He wanted to be their friend." Matthew 21:1-11 does not mention that people wanted Jesus to be their king nor mentions that Jesus wanted instead to be their friend. However, we know from other passages Jesus wanted them to accept Him as the King of kings but did not want to be the kind of king they wanted Him to be which was a king of their own making which would merely meet their needs.
Jolene5 Stars Out Of 5A good introduction to the Bible!November 7, 2012JoleneQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My First Handy Bible: Timeless Bible Stories for Toddlers, written by Cecilie Olesen and illustrated by Gustavo Mazali, provides an overview of the Bible's most popular stories from Genesis to Revelation. Each story is summarized in a few sentences. Just enough of the story is introduced that younger readers can easily understand without being confused by details. The Biblical reference for each story is given on the page so that older children and their parents can explore the story more deeply if they desire to do so. Bright, sharp colors effectively catch the attention of children and solid-board style construction provides durability needed by toddlers.
I enjoyed reading My First Handy Bible: Timeless Bible Stories for Toddlers to my five month old. The book is rated for ages one to three and my child didn't have the ability to comprehend the stories, but the illustrations did catch her attention. I liked how the Bible reference for each story is included on the same page as this could facilitate further discussion, especially with an older toddler. I was pleasantly surprised that so many stories were included. The latch that holds the book shut and the handle for carrying it are great. Even at this age, my daughter was able to grasp and touch different parts of the book. Also, the sturdiness of this book is great for a child that doesn't yet understand that pages are made to stay in a book. :)
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Scandinavia Publishing via the B & B Media Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
MaureenTSyracuse NYGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Perfect For Little HandsOctober 25, 2012MaureenTSyracuse NYGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5First this is darling, right sized Bible for little hands. They cannot hurt it, it is nice and chunky. The cover is full of bright colors to draw them in. It has a bright yellow clasp and handle ...to drag it around!!
The pages are thick cardboard, with wonderfully illustrated little stories. You are able to hold the little one on your lap and they can point and hold the book as you share the verses.
What a great gift this would make some happy little one.
I received this book through the First Wild Card Tours Publicity Program, and was not required to give a positive review
SFaithAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5CuteOctober 23, 2012SFaithAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Bright yellow handle, a board cover that is designed for a toddler/or baby; "My First Handy Bible" is perfect for the youngest members in the home or as a "First Bible" gift for that youngster in your life.
Durability is what is impressive with the bible, followed with the bright illustrations, that is enough to keep the kid(s) attention.
Composed of simple sentences,"My First Handy Bible" really does make for a good first time bible for the little ones.
Covering all 66 books of the bibles, but covering with references for the parents to look up if the child (though with the age group, not as likely) to go over deeper with the child,"My First Handy Bible" has all the hallmarks for a "fun" good first time bible for young children; It gives them something to call their own and a way to keep them busy while at church or in the backseat of the vehicle.
For parents looking for a good beginner bible for toddlers and just for the babies to "have", this is highly recommended to give as a gift.
"My First Handy Bible" does what it needs to do; It gets the attention of the younger children, its colorful, it lets them have something that is for them to have and call their own, and just really have the winning combination that makes this a good first bible.
***Thank you to The B & B Media Group, Inc for the opportunity to read and review this book in exchange for my personal opinion***
Christianfictionaddiction4 Stars Out Of 5A great addition to the Kid's Bible marketOctober 23, 2012ChristianfictionaddictionQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4My children quite enjoyed reading the stories from "My First Handy Bible", from the colourful and interesting illustrations to the short stories that recap many popular stories from the Old and New Testament of the Bible. As a parent, I really appreciated how each short story provided the appropriate Bible reference, allowing me to look up the full story in the Bible to share further details about the story when my children were especially interested in doing so. The book itself is a very sturdy board book, so that it will withstand rough handling by little hands, and my son especially liked being able to carry the book around by its handle. The stories themselves, while simply written, do a good job of usually capturing the essence of the story, which is hard to do with only a few lines!
I strongly recommend this version of the Bible for little ones being introduced to the Bible, and award it 4 out of 5 stars.
Book has been provided courtesy of the publisher & B&B media group for the purposes of this unbiased review.
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