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This review is from: Usborne Children's Bible (Hardcover)My daughter (3 1/2 years old) was fascinated by the story of Jesus at Christmas and kept asking questions about him, and also about 'Jesus the man'
She attends a C of E pre-school and so gets some exposure to this, whilst at home there is no religion at all.
This gave us a dilemma - we didn't want to discourage her interest but had little knowledge of our own to draw on.
This book has proved extremely useful. It isn't really a bible, but is a collection of stories FROM the bible, both old and new testaments, framed in terms that are much easier for a child to understand, and each story short enough to keep the attention.
It doesn't stop the questions of course ('why were the Romans so mean?') but it does allow us to support her interest in Jesus without having to feel like we are giving her religious instruction.
I have on negative - not enough pictures. Whilst some pages are well illustrated, some have no pictures at all. At 3 1/2 pictures are expected!