Review: My Great Big God

 I suppose it's odd of me, but I like reviewing these hardcover children's bible story books.  Perhaps it's because I have a wee niece (what do you call a niece of a niece?) and her mom is dating a fellow who has a wee lad around the same age.   So I have these two little people in my life so these books make me smile.   I want them to have good books that help show them who God is.


This book makes the cut, let me tell you why.





1. The bright, colourful pictures draw you in.
Don't you just love how the colours come out of the one page leading into the story on the other?  The fish jumping out of this page just causing you to want to read the story that goes along with it.  Aren't you curious about why a man would be holding his hands up and has fishing jumping out all around him?

2. The text rhymes making it really readable.  The heading for each story makes it really clear where in the bible the story comes from.  Each story closes with a point to take home about "my great big God".  
 I thoroughly appreciated those "points about My Great Big God".  A simple truth for the child to take home and learn to think more about how God helps us to be people he calls us to be. 

3.  Variety in the stories.  A good mix from the old and new testament.

Stories such as:  creation, God's promise to Abraham, Joseph's dream, Samson and the Philistines, Esther, Jesus' birth, parable of the Samaritan, Jesus' triumphal entry and more.  20 Stories in all. 

And throughout it, these full colour illustrations to delight the eye and initiate questions, just what you want in a book for littles.  To sit cozy up on a couch and point and tell a story and get little hearts wondering after the things of God.



Book: My Great Big God
Author: Andy Holmes
Illustrator: Marta Alvarez Miguens
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
Pages: 40
Type: Boardbook 
Age: preschooler

Reviewed for: BookLookBloggers

Where can you find it?
Amazon.ca: My Great Big God: 20 Bible Stories to Build a Great Big Faith.
Amazon.com: My Great Big God Bible Stories.

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6 comments

  1. Sounds like a great book!

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  2. I like these kinds of books, too. I just wish that they would branch out in their stories. I know littles like repetition but it is good to introduce them to more than Daniel and David and Jesus walking on the water, you know? (making an assumption about some of the stories in there)

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    1. oh, the stories.. they are always the same. Makes me wonder sometimes if I should write one... find some different ones to help children to see God more clearly. :)

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  3. I would have loved this when I was teaching preschool Bible classes. Love the illustrations.

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    1. It's a good little book

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