Illustrated Children's Bible Stories (Usborne)
This Bible story collection follows an extremely traditional and beautiful design externally: a distinctive, oversized, cloth-covered hardbound text with copper illumination. Well written key stories are relayed: 34 from the Old Testament and 34 from the New. I appreciate the depth of story communicated and the conversational, yet engaging tone. With Usborne, one might expect busy, brightly colored illustrations within the text. These, however, are muted water color and colored pencil and enhance the story rather than emphasize themselves. The gentle-colored, textured-looking pages also accentuate the story. Although aimed as a read-aloud for younger children, your upper elementary child will also enjoy reading these. A two-page illustrated map follows each Testament and 9 pages of alphabetized Who's Who help identify main characters. A beautiful and meaningful keepsake! 191 pp, 8.5" x 11" hc. ~ Ruth
A beautiful and luxurious cloth-bound collection of Bible stories make a gift to treasure forever. Carefully written text is suitable for reading aloud to young children or for older children to read independently. Stunning, full-page illustrations bring stories from the Old and New Testament vividly to life, and a comprehensive Whos who in the Bible helps children remember the characters and stories.