It has been so much fun leafing through my latest review the Laugh and Learn Bible for kids. What a fun book! I can so totally see youngsters enjoying the bible stories in this book and learning much from them.
What I am Reviewing
Phil Vissher (from Veggie Tale fame) has put together a delightful book to help your little ones learn more about the Bible. Laugh and Learn Bible for kids uses humour, God’s word and reflection to help children in Grades 3-4 learn the great bible stories.
You will find 52 fully illustrated bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments. A family devotional bible geared to helping elementary youth grow in their knowledge and faith.
The Details of Laugh & Learn Bible for Kids
52 stories fill the 344 pages of this hardcover book. Two-thirds of them are from the Old Testament, the rest from the New. You’ll find a good mix from every section of the bible. Learning from the Old Testament about laws in the Pentateuch, Esther in the Historical books, and the fiery furnace in the prophets. From the New Testament you’ll find the Jesus in Alive reading from the gospels, and aout the fruit of the spirit from the letters.
Each section is begun with a two page spread that explains the next group of stories. You get to see a bookshelf with the names of the bible books on them that are included, and the major themes.
Moving on the stories you’ll read a three-four page account, complete with full colour pictures. A conversational tone draws children into the story. It’s a fun read, I can totally see children up to grade four thoroughly enjoying these stories. They are fun to read, and include all the highlights of the story. This gives children a good basic understanding of some of the important stories and themes of the bible.
Each story runs 3-4 pages long and concludes with a family connection time. These contain sections like everyday truth, fun facts, or tricky bits, questions for the children to answer, and a closing prayer. The passage where the story originates is always included.
Occasionally other information is included, such as a period between the Old and New Testaments, women of the bible and more. This bonus content further develops your children’s understanding of God’s word.
Should you Get it?
Yes, I think. It seems like a solid introductory look at bible stories and is better than some I’ve seen. I love the length, easy to read font, and that it asks questions of the children.
Are some details missing? Of course. Does it go in-depth? No. They are introductory stories giving children a general understanding of important stories and truths from God’s word.
The bright pictures, and good characterization of the people are well done. Laugh and Learn Bible for kids is worth adding to your family devotional time.