Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Read with Me Bible NIrV Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition Illustrated by Dennis Jones Book Review

The Deluxe Edition of an Adored Storybook Bible Set to Become a New Classic for Children and their Families 

My Review:
The Read With Me Bible has 105 well known Bible stories told in order with Old and New Testament sections.  The stories are short and an advanced reader would be able to follow along or read along with a parent.  The pictures are absolutely incredible. There is so much emotion and character revealed through the illustrations to coordinate with the Bible text.  The audio CD also enhances the reading with each story read by John Rubinstein for kids to follow along.  I read this Bible to my children at lunch time and they are always begging for more!  This would make a great gift!

*I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Zonderkidz.  All opinions are my own.*

For more than a decade, children and parents have cherished the Read with Me Storybook Bible. This year, a whole new generation of families will fall in love with the READ WITH ME BIBLE DELUXE EDITION (Zonderkidz; $24.99; February 2013). This edition comes with the classic original book, paired with two audio CDs narrated by stage, screen and TV actor John Rubinstein.

Best known for his Tony award-winning performance in the 1980 play, Children of a Lesser God, Rubinstein lends his voice to 105 familiar stories from the Old and New Testaments on the accompanying audio CDs.

Enhanced with soothing music and animated sound effects, Rubinstein’s friendly voice will encourage enjoyable and inspirational read-alongs for children ages 4 to 7 and their families.
Based on the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV), which has simpler text to read and understand, the READ WITH ME BIBLE DELUXE EDITION is ideal for young children and features bold and playful artwork by illustrator Dennis Jones on more than 400 action-packed pages.

In addition to the visual aspect and the CDs, this new edition includes a comprehensive glossary to help young readers understand the Scripture.

With its resonant biblical messages brought to life in a heartfelt storybook, the READ WITH ME BIBLE DELUXE EDITION is guaranteed to excite children about the Bible as will the book’s eye-catching illustrations. This fresh edition helps encourage meaningful storytime between parents and children as they gush over the vibrant pictures as they read and listen to stories from the Bible.  Plus, it arrives in time to be an Easter basket surprise and a welcomed addition to Sunday school classrooms.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Dennis Jones’ artwork, which includes Zonderkidz’s 2011 I Can Read! book, Jonah, God’s Messenger and the NIrV Super Heroes Bible, can be seen in books, magazines, games, toys and Sunday school curriculums. Jones lives in Indiana with his wife, and he has two grown sons.

Zonderkidz™, a division of Zondervan, inspires young lives through imagination and innovation. As the leader in Christian children's communications, it produces bestselling and award-winning Bibles, books, board books, graphic novels, audio, video and digital products that awaken the hearts and touch the souls of kids under 16 and the people who love them, from family members to educators. Zonderkidz is the publisher of the NIrV (New International Reader’s Version) Bible translation, the third-grade reading level edition of the NIV that is ideal for children and those who speak English as a second language. Visit Zonderkidz on the Internet at

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