Series: Clive & Ian #1
Published by FaithWords, JellyTelly Press on January 8, 2019
Genres: Children's, Children's Educational
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God made the world and everything in it! Brothers Clive and Ian go on a picnic and discover that God created the whole world for us to enjoy.
From the bestselling video series Buck Denver Asks...What's in the Bible? comes a new series of fun, easy-to-read board books designed just for preschoolers. Written by bestselling children's book author, Hannah Hall, the series features charming illustrations and helps parents teach their children about God's Creation and His love for them.
I grew up with VeggieTales. Where’s God When I’m Scared aired when I was four and the episodes were a staple of my Sunday School experience as a child. Fast forward twenty-some years and I’m not against showing an episode to my high school youth group.
A few months ago, I began to wonder whatever happened to Phil Vischer. I figured he had moved on to other projects, but I didn’t know about them. And that’s what led me, a twenty-nine year old pastor, to sit down and watch through all of Buck Denver’s What’s In the Bible? And I loved it.
Now, JellyTelly (Vischer’s company that created Buck Denver) has partnered with FaithWords to expand the Buck Denver universe with a new line of materials geared toward preschool through early readers. Kids can join Clive and Ian, two side characters in the TV show, as they learn about things that God has made.
God Made the World
Clive and Ian are having a picnic when Ian sees a cloud that looks like a chicken. Clive says that the cloud reminds him of how God created the world. He goes on to explain to Ian the creation story and how God called his creation “very good.” Unlike most children’s storybooks that recount the creation, Clive focuses on general concepts rather than going through the creation story day by day.
The illustrations in the books are faithful to the characters as seen in the Buck Denver TV show. They blend simplicity with beauty. Bright colors stand out and capture the eyes and minds of young children.
Since they’re board books, they’re sturdy enough that they’ll survive even your youngest readers. (My one year old has been carrying them around with him all week and wanting them to be read to him!)
Each book ends with a Parent Connection page that gives further suggestions about how to engage with your child about the book and its themes. I’m really excited to see JellyTelly and Buck Denver expand from the show into books. I hope this is only the beginning!