AUTHOR: L.J. Sattgast
ILLUSTRATOR: Toni Goffe
PUBLICATION DATE: December 18, 2000 (first published 1996)
LENGTH: 448 pages
GENRE: Childrens/ReligionsISBN: 9780310701972
Boys and girls -- even toddlers -- love the soothing sound of rhyme! And now they can enjoy thirty-five delightful, classic Bible stories retold in lilting verse and rollicking, read-aloud rhyme in The Rhyme Bible Storybook. Rhyming books are always among children's best-loved treasures, and The Rhyme Bible Storybook is certain to become a well-worn favorite! Filled with vivid, joyful illustrations, each story teaches important Bible truths while giving children a reading time that's packed with giggles, chuckles, and fun!
I wrote in another review that The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers is my absolute favourite children’s bible. This one, The Rhyme Bible Storybook, is by the same author and features bible stories that are a little longer for the child who is ready for that. I think this bible is the perfect follow-up! There are 35 stories, 17 from the Old Testament and 18 from the New Testament. Each story is about 10-12 pages long, which is told in rhyming verse. That sounds like a lot, but the text is only on one side of the page and can be read in under a minute with the illustration featured on the other side of the page. This is also the same illustrator from The Rhyme Bible Storybook for Toddlers, and I like the familiarities of the drawings between the two bibles.
The publisher indicates that this bible is suited for Ages 4-8, but I feel that is only a starting point. I have read this bible aloud to my children many times over the years, and my younger daughter who just turned nine years old now enjoys reading it to herself. The stories are the perfect length for her.
This book qualifies as:
#69 for my 2016 You Read How Many Books? Challenge
#69 for my 2016 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge
#51 for my 2016 Women Challenge
#62 for my 2016 Backlist Books Reading Challenge
#19 for my What An Animal IX Reading Challenge
#4 for my The Hard Core Re-Reading Challenge 2016
#5 for my 2016 Nonfiction Reading Challenge
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