Friday, September 14, 2018

Review: My Bible Stories series from Quarto

Bible stories check out here, both for fun and as part of some home schooling curriculae, but some of ours are getting a bit old. I loved the few Jean Marzollo wrote, but she isn't as prolific with those as she is with the "I Spy" collection!

Quarto Publishing has a series that has been out for a bit, but to which they are adding new titles. I was able to review these two:


Have you ever had a party to which nobody came? Even if you haven't, you can probably imagine how that would make you feel. Imagine if the people you thought were your friends made up excuses as to why they couldn't come. So, what do you do, sit home and cry, or find some friends who want to be with you?


Have you ever done something that you feel was too bad to be forgiven? This familiar story illustrates that there is simply no such thing. As the moral at the end states: "Just like the father in the story, God joyfully welcomes anyone who comes back to him."

Judging by these two titles, this series is written in a way that stays true to the original Bible stories, but presents them in a way that is easily accessible to young children. The final pages, in addition to stating the moral in plain language, offer some fun activities and discussion questions. I will be looking forward to seeing more titles in the series!

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