Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Rhyme Bible Storybook by L.J. Sattgast Book Review

Delightful New Illustrations and Rollicking Rhymes Make for a Welcoming Update to a Classic Storybook Bible

What couldn't be more fun than reading the Bible in rhyme with The Rhyme Bible?  This brand new storybook Bible is a fresh and fun read.  Young kids need to be exposed to rhymes and a great place to hear and practice rhymes is with stories from the Bible.  There are 35 stories from both Old Testament and New Testament with familiar stories.  The pictures beautifully capture the text and give children a wonderful visual of the events of the narrative.  I love the simple words and simple pictures.  This is a great first Bible for young learners. 

**I was given a complimentary copy by Zonderkidz in exchange for my honest review.** 

Reading time at home will be even more fun with the arrival of Linda Sattgast’s freshly updated version of THE RHYME BIBLE STORYBOOK (Zonderkidz; $16.99; January 2013).
Twelve years since the first edition captured parents’ hearts, Sattgast teams with artist Laurence Cleyet-Merle to illuminate key passages from the Bible, making the most important lessons easy to understand.
Sattgast’s rhyming text helps beginning readers remember each Bible story and comprehend their basic lessons. For instance, the story of David and Goliath becomes a read-aloud lyrical song similar to a nursery rhyme.  In addition, the story of Jonah and the big fish detailed in the book is a delightful bedtime story.
With Cleyet-Merle’s vivid illustrations, readers will experience 35 classic bible stories as they have never before been presented — with adorable pictures and Sattgast’s rhyming text.
For any parent who wants to teach children the Word of God, THE RHYME BIBLE STORYBOOK is the perfect choice for engaging little ones.
Together, Sattgast and Cleyet-Merle breathe new life into the traditional storybook Bible, making this new edition a keepsake for the ages.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Linda Sattgast is happiest when she’s writing. She is the author of more than 20 children’s picture books and has received both the Gold Medallion and the C.S. Lewis Honor awards. Sattgast lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Laurence Cleyet-Merle grew up near Switzerland where she has always enjoyed drawing.  A graduate of the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg, she uses acrylic, collage, and gouache in her signature colorful illustrations. Cleyet-Merle resides in Marseille, France, with her family.

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