This simple and sincere retelling of the Easter story is appropriate for children under five, introducing them to the great story of God's love. Bright illustrations help the story along, telling little children about all the events of the first Easter: Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and Palm Sunday: Jesus' clearing of the Temple: the Last Supper and Judas' betrayal: Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection: the appearance of the risen Jesus to the women at the tomb: and the spreading of good news throughout the world.
Christina Goodings is the author of numerous children's books, including Growing Green, Growing Strong, I Want to Know About Jesus, I Want to Know About the Bible, Lift-the-Flap Bible Stories, My Little Bible Board Book, and My Nativity Jigsaw Book. Claudine Gévry is the illustrator of such titles as Baby's Hug-a-Bible, My Little Christmas Story, and One Little Penguin and his Friends.
Goodings simplifies the message of Jesus Christ for preschoolers (Love one another... Forgive others) before recounting the events of Passion Week that culminate in the crucifixion of the troublemaker Jesus and his Easter resurrection. Angels and animal figures throughout make a difficult story for young ones more child-friendly. Gévrys soothing color palette is mostly the green of spring and new life, and her art is the best part of this introduction to the traditional Easter story. Ages 35. (Jan.) 2012 Reed Business Information