I love this book so much. I bought one for each of my siblings households, my own, and I keep them on hand for gifts! My nieces and nephew adore this book, all under 6 at this point, but there is plenty more for them to grow into. They often come greeting me with this book in hand! No prompting from me. We never really "read" through the whole thing but get "stuck" on certain pages. They love the illustrations and picking out patterns and the variety of animals and plants. It has brought up so many wonderful conversations. The Psalms section has spoken to my 3 year old nephew! He gets so excited saying that he came from mommy's belly and so did his siblings, even the one on the way! Dinosaurs are integrated into the illustrations! Love love love it. The KJV is a bit much for kids but I can understand using it on some levels. I could go on.... I'm back buying more copies because I've just given away my last extra copy.
What a fantastic book.What I love: * detailed pictures. Lots and lots of details. My 4 and 6 year olds loved the details too. * each spread in the first part of the book contains about three verses from Genesis 1 and 2. In total, it is all but four verses of Genesis 1, and four verses from Genesis 2. * The Bible is quoted in King James Version, which isn't my favorite version, but it isn't modernized or dumbed-down. And my 6 year old loved that it treated him like a "big boy." * The commentary that follows the scripture is also not dumbed down. On the animals page, for instance, the text talks about how animals move ("stomp, hop run, jump, crawl, walk, and swim"). And it talks about the thousands of animals and a million kinds of insects. This gave my kids plenty to think about. * The second section of the book consists of a paragraph or two of information on twenty amazing creatures. Packed with facts, even my big kids (up to age 13) enjoyed these few pages. * The final section of the book takes you through Psalm 139. * My big boys (ages 9, 11, and 13) don't get bored reading a page or two aloud to their younger siblings.Disclaimer: I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group. No other compensation was received.
As a former Parochial elementary school teacher and a current stay-at-home mom, I feel that this book could be an excellent supporting text when discussing the creation story with young children as well as when discussing several science topics such as plants, animals, and the senses. A few verses of The Creation Story are on each page along with a simple illustration followed by discussion questions. I really enjoy the discussion questions because they truly bring to life what the Bible verses are saying in a simple, easy to understand way. I give this text a 4 out of 5, only because the Bible verses are in New King James translation. For this being a childrens book, I feel that an easier translation would have been more appropriate. - Katie Courtney
If you are looking for a book to engage your child and tell God's story of creation, look no further. Helen & David Haidle have written, "The Creation story for Children" that captures the beauty of God's creation through pictures and God's word.Some of the pages are also fun to use as a "seek and find" because there are so many pictures used to show what God created on each day.I am encouraged that the authors stick close to God's word and not just another paraphrase of the Genesis creation account. At the end of the book, they go through amazing creatures, amazing senses, amazing shapes and colors in depth and show animals in each category. I really love this book and highly recommend you add this to your library. It will be the only creation book you will need to teach your children the truth about God's creation.
This book is absolutely wonderful. It gives a wonderful true to text of the bible story of creation, with dynamic art work. I am purchasing my third copy, and am thinking of purchasing extra's just to have on hand. Great work! I encourage parents and grandparents alike to purchase it for their young people.