Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Easter Storybook REVIEW

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

If you are looking for good, Christian resources then be sure to see what David C Cook has to offer.  We have purchased several resources (including music, books, Bible studies, and curriculum) from them over the years.  The Easter Storybook (40 Bible Stories Showing Who Jesus Is) written by Laura Richie and illustrated by Ian Dale is no exception to the quality of what they have to offer.  I received a hardcover copy of this wonderful 93-page book of illustrated stories of Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.  The hardcover is very nice quality with sound binding and the pages are of semi-gloss heavier paper quality.

The opportunity to review this wonderful resource has been such a blessing and the timing couldn't have been better.  This Covid-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down.  Church services in person have been canceled and the Easter play my kids and husband had been practicing so hard for will not happen as originally scheduled.  Being able to read this Easter storybook about Jesus and the resurrection has brought joy to Little Bug's world.  She LOVES the Easter story.  The bonus is that there is so much more than just the Easter story in this book.

The book covers the life of Jesus before, during, and after his death.  It is written for ages 4-8 (grade level 1-2).  It is great as a "read to me" for younger children and easily read by "read by myself" level readers.  Little Bug is in the 1st grade and was an early reader in Kindergarten.  She doesn't have any problem reading and understanding the stories.  The graphics are wonderful (colorful and well done).  The stories are told with greater detail than usual.  Laura tells the stories with insights (a kind of narration), what the characters are thinking or might have thought at the time.  It really draws you into the story more and helps for greater understanding for little ears.

Table of Contents

There are 40 stories that begin with Jesus in the Temple and end with His ascension.  The stories are from the 4 gospels and the book of Acts.  Each story opens with a scripture verse (ESV), tells the story, and ends with a thoughtful question that brings the story to life for the reader (real-life application).  There are scripture reference notations throughout the stories so you can refer to passages in your bible.  As a bonus there is a story allegory in the back of the book, The Light, that tells the story of the blind man having his vision restored.

Wonderful graphics

Storytime in the evenings with daddy is very special to Little Bug and this book was perfect for their nightly readings.  She has been enjoying the stories tremendously.  They read one story each night.  She loves the Easter story anyway and this book has brought new joy to her.  Other uses for this book could be for simple bible study or scripture memory.

We give The Easter Storybook two thumbs up!  What a wonderful resource to show and pour God's love into your little one(s).  It is also available as an ebook.  We loved this book so much that we just placed an order for The Advent Storybook also by Laura Richie.  You can connect with David C Cook on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST, and YOUTUBE.

Be sure to click on the graphic link below to check out what my fellow Crew members have to say about this wonderful Easter resource.

The Easter Storybook {David C Cook Reviews}

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