My Little Life of Jesus by Karen Williamson

Book description:

My Little Life of Jesus introduces the story of Jesus’ life to 3-to 5-year-olds. It follows Jesus from His birth, being baptized by John, meeting the disciples and teaching them how to pray, telling His stories to people in nearby towns and villages, right through to His return to the heavenly Father. Illustrated throughout with adorable artwork from a popular Candle Books artist, there is also a map included to show the land where Jesus lived. This padded hardcover comes complete with a presentation page for gift or award giving.

My review:

This book is the perfect size for small hands to hold and the cover has a nice “puffy” feel to it that appeals to kinesthetic readers.  The illustrations are great for providing visual stimulation and give children a lot to look at to make the story come alive.

What I loved about this book is that it takes the story of the life of Jesus and uses language that is easy for children to understand while keeping the truth and the message and the meaning of Jesus’s life intact.  That is not an easy thing to do, but Williamson executes it perfectly!

I also enjoyed the way Williamson included references to the verses in the Bible where the information could be found.  It helps children make the connection between a bright and colorful book and the Bible.  The recommended age range of this book from 3 – 5 years is spot on, although I think younger or older children would enjoy it either for the illustrations, or for the story itself.

I can imagine this is a book that parents and children would enjoy reading again and again.  If you are looking for an accurate book to introduce young children to the life of Jesus, this is an excellent choice!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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