We love storybooks that rhyme! Some of our favorite books are Dr. Suess because of the rhyming and rhythm of reading them. I think things that rhyme are easier to remember and simple to memorize too! Of course we also have enjoyed many Bible storybooks... I have to admit that when I initially saw this book I groaned to myself and thought, "Ugh, not another Bible storybook!" We were getting a bit burned out from the sameness of Bible storybooks for preschoolers. BUT! It was with great surprise that we read this new book, Treasury of Bible Stories - Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times by Kelly Pulley and LOVED it! I mean, really loved it! This is not your average Bible storybook. It rhymes the whole way through! I don't know how Kelly Pulley did it, writing poems like this must be such a labor of love.
Anyway, here is a little snippet to give you a feel for the book:
Then Moses went to see the king,
his brother went there, too,
with God's instructions what to say
and also what to do.
They told the king, "Our god has said,
'now let My people go.'"
The king said, "I don't know your God.
Go tell Him I said, 'No!'"
This quickly became Maggie's (age 4) favorite book.
She asks for it every night and could be found toting it around the house looking at the pictures! It does a great job of holding her interest and her recall is pretty good too! I really think that things that rhyme and have rhythm really help kids learn!
Speaking of pictures. I thought they were so adorable. Maggie liked them too. Kayley (age 8) thought their bulging eyes were somewhat concerning. She said she thought it made them "look totally crazy." LOL. I don't know, I still think they are awfully cute.
You can check out the book trailer here:
Now the fun part! Thank you to FlyBy I get to giveaway 1 copy of this cute book to a reader of Swinging On Small Hinges! Enter using the Giveaway Tools below!
You can also purchase this book through Christian Book Distribution for $14.99 (price subject to change without notice).