Also by this author: Little Bible Heroes: Joshua, Little Bible Heroes: Ruth
Series: Little Bible Heroes
Published by B&H Publishing on June 1, 2015
Genres: Children's, Children's Educational
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What could be better than a great hero story? TWO great hero stories! And there’s no better place to find them than the Bible. Each Little Bible Heroes™ Flip-Over Book offers two stories of bravery, faithfulness, and kindness—straight from the Bible and perfect for little hero-loving hearts! In these pages, read the amazing story of how Mary and Joseph obeyed God. Then flip the book over and learn how Jesus rose from the dead. Two great stories to learn from and enjoy! Collect the entire Little Bible Heroes™ series:Creation/Noah Flip-Over BookMiriam/Daniel Flip-Over BookJoshua/Rahab Flip-Over BookSamuel/The Little Maid Flip-Over BookDavid/Esther Flip-Over BookJoseph/The Good Samaritan Flip-Over BookChristmas/Easter Flip-Over BookJesus’ Miracles/Martha Flip-Over Book
Two stories in one book! The Little Bible Heroes flip-over book series is an easy to read and fun to look at retelling of biblical stories in a way that even the youngest of children can understand.
Easter/Christmas covers the two major stories of the Gospel: the Incarnation and the Resurrection. It’s a perfect pairing that will go a long way in teaching your child the message of Christianity.
Each story is 14 pages long, with text on 7 pages and 1-4 sentences on each of those pages. Author Victoria Kovacs uses simple words, allowing new readers to work through this story on their own, sounding out the words as they go. Because the story contains “Bible words” like disciples and resurrected, you may want to read through with your child to explain those terms.
The Easter story focuses on Mary Magdalene at her experience at the tomb. I thought this was a nice, personal touch because it personalizes what can sometimes be an overwhelming story filled with detail. This makes the story focused on one person’s response to the resurrection.
The Christmas story is just as fun, although it does commit the cardinal sin of having the Magi at the manger. That’s a pet peeve of mine. It’s a common—almost universal—portrayal, but does not fit the historical account.
The illustrations by Mike Krome are vibrantly colored and makes good use of shadow and shapes to draw young readers in.
Overall, I love the idea and the execution of this series and this specific title. It’s often difficult to simplify the grand stories of Scripture in terms our littlest ones can understand and B&H Kids has done a great job with that.