Books that I read

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Rumble! Zap! Pow!

This is a very good quality hard cover bible storybook for children. It highlights the adventurous stories in the Bible and points its readers to God's mighty power. The language used is simple and the stories are short, about 3 pages. The stories are presented in cartoon-style art to keep the kids engaged. Lynn is very much attracted with the bright pictures of the stories. This is our very first stories book in comic's style. Each story is paired with a “Mighty Thought” — a simple statement that summarizes the Bible story. There are total 42 stories in this book, started with God created the world, Adam and Eve, Noah's Ark etc.

Despite Lynn like this book due to the cartoon-style art, I personally quite disappointing with the book. The stories presented are too brief. As I'm not a Christian, I do not have good knowledge on Bible. I have some difficulty relate the stories to each other. I cannot see the connection between each story. For some of the stories, I also could not relate the stories with the "Mighty thought" that summarizes the story. The stories are just way to brief. Or it could be just me who does not have good knowledge on Bible stories. The story also ends with an activity designed for the active child, for example measure yourself with books and measure Goliath’s height with books; make a megaphone from a milk jug—to have a loud voice like Jonah needed. As our reading time is usually before bedtime, I did not do much of those activities with Lynn. 

I will rate this book 2 out of 5.

Note: I received this book free from Tyndale House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


smallkucing said...

maybe for young reader hence the contents were brief

cheeyee said...

Smallkucing - Could be. But then since I don't have much knowledge on the Bible Stories, I feel that I could not explain to her the true meaning behind the story.

prince n princess mum said...

Bed time story book?

eugene said...

Thank you for even letting Lynn read this bible related children story book even you are not yet a believer... this is so nice.

Hey, don't worry about you not having enough bible knowledge, i have been Christian for so long,sometimes i can lost too, guess what, God always loves simplicity and the child's like mind.

take care now and god bless.

seek and you shall find
knock and it shall open unto you.
ask and you shall be given

cheeyee said...

prince n princess mum - It's a normal story book. But just that our daily routine is reading before bedtime. That's the only quality time we spend with the kids as we come home quite late.

Eugene - Regardless of the religion, I believe all religious books teach good value to the kids. :)

Alice Law said...

Sound interesting... I have some children bible stories too, am not a christian though. Juan Juan loves all the stories especially Noah's Ark!

Good reading for your kids!

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