I have been waiting anxiously for this book and finally it came! Hooray!!! When I saw this book available for review, I immediately request for it without a second thought, as I fall in love with the cute cover right away. The other reason is, I had been trying quite sometimes now, to find suitable Bible stories-related books for Iggy. Therefore, I would not want to miss the chance to get this Really Woolly Bible Stories By DaySpring from BookSneeze.com
So here we go. Following is the description from BookSneeze.com :
Favorite Bible stories presented with the beloved Really Woolly art style help little children discover that God is faithful and true and that Jesus, The Good Shepherd, loves them.
This case-bound padded board book from the Really Woolly® brand by DaySpring® makes it easy to share important stories from God’s Word with little children, while teaching them about God’s shepherd-like love for them. Bible stories include Creation, Noah, Abraham, Moses, the Ten Commandments, Joseph, Samson, Daniel, David and Goliath, Jonah, Jesus’ Birth, Jesus Loves the Little Children, Jesus Feeds 5,000, Jesus the Good Smaraitan, Jesus Walks on Water, Jesus’ Death & Resurrection, The Great Commission. Little ones will love the charming Really Woolly® illustrations.
Illustrations by Julie Sawyer Phillips. Stories retold by Bonnie Rickner Jensen.
- Format: Padded Board Book
- Trim Size: 5.30 in x 7.10 in x 1 in
- Page Count: 36 pages
It is a soft-padded board book and color of the book is soft purplish. In fact, the color is so soft that at first I thought it is white in color. Each Bible stories in the book are presented in two-page spread, where on one side, the stories are told in poem form with little Really Woolly characters doing something related to the stories together and on the other sides is the cartoon-style illustrations.
I am really happy with this book as Iggy loves it. He usually follows me around the house when I am doing some chores. On the day when we first get the book, he brought the book to the kitchen where I was at, occupied with preparing his food, and settled himself down on the kitchen floor, flipping through the book.
I try to cultivate the love to read in Iggy. Whenever I can, I would try to get him sitting on my lap with me holding a book in front of him and read to him. He usually gets impatient with me and tried to flip through the book without waiting for me to point out the pictures in the pages. The first time when I tried to read Really Woolly Bible Stories to him, he is his old self. Getting impatient and tried to flip through the book as he likes. However, as the stories in the poem format are real short I was able to picked up a few keywords and pointed out something in the pictures. The next time, when I tried to read the stories to him, he actually exhibits more patience and able to let me pointed out more stuffs to him. By the third time, he is actually looked for the Really Woolly characters and pointed them out to me. Whoa! That’s a real improvement for Iggy!
If I not mistaken this book is appropriate for children age 4 – 8. Iggy is actually way too young to fully understand the book. However, I would not worry too much about that. At this age, all I want to teach Iggy is to love and appreciate books. It does not matter if he does not understands even a word from the book. As long as he loves the book, I am happy with it.
There are a few features of the book that I truly loves. For one, it is the size and weight of the book. The size is just right for toddler like Iggy and it is also light enough for him to carry around easily. Secondly, under the cartoon-style illustrations, there are scripture reference that tells you where to find the story in the Bible. Lastly, the book closes with poem-format prayer for children, that shows the Really Woolly characters tucked in for the night.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.