04 July 2015

Believe Storybook: Think, Act, Be Like Jesus

When the box arrived, I thought it was my new set of three-pound arm weights I ordered just the day before.  My, Amazon's fast!

Nope.  It was the Believe Storybook by Randy Frazee.  I was delightfully surprised by the book's heaviness,  the emotionally kinetic pictures and the super-glossy pages.  It's a keepsake.  The pictures by Steve Adams look very much like you're holding a painting.   You'll enjoy just looking at the pictures and talking about them with your child. 

Frazee's writing is pretty detailed throughout the 256 pages.  This is something I originally ordered for Woodjie, thinking that it wouldn't be too hard for him to read. But it's far more involved and detailed than he's ready for.  So it's for Rose.  The guidelines for this book indicate that it's for 4 to 8 -year-olds, but I'd recommend the book as more suitable for ages 6 to 10. 

The writing is more from the emotional "how to follow God" mindset than a retelling of Biblical events, although it does do that (not chronologically).  The only criticism I have of the book is that the cover does not do the inside justice.  The illustrations inside are of a far higher quality and detail.  (I have been unpleasantly surprised by the opposite happening more frequently than not, haven't you?)

It's divided into chapters, so it makes for good bedtime reading at any age.  We just use a Post-It note as a bookmark so it won't fall out by the time we're ready to read the following night.

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