The Read and Play Baby Bible offers parents priceless opportunities to cuddle up with their child and enjoy time together learning about God’s Word. With 22 fun stories written just for little ones and activities like tickling bellies and singing along with David and his harp, children will learn that God loves and cares about them. The Read and Play Baby Bible fill story time with lots of love, hugs, and kisses.
|Publish Date||Dec 13, 2016|
- Review by InkBlotsbyTRD.blogspot.com
The illustrations are cute, with a unique (digital + crayon strokes) style to them. The images are colorful and sweet.
What I really appreciate about the variety of topics in this book is that there are many stories/themes which just don't seem to get highlighted in many of the books for little ones. Each page opening is a different topic. Here they are:
- God Made Everything (Genesis 1:1-27; Creation)
- The Beautiful Rainbow (Genesis 7:1-12; Noah's Ark)
- A Happy Baby (Genesis 21:1-7; Isaac)
- A Coat for Joseph (Genesis 37:1-3)
- A Baby in a Basket (Exodus 2:1-10; Moses)
- Away Goes the Water (Exodus 14:15-22; Moses/Parting of the sea)
- Ruth Stayed with Naomi (Ruth 1:14-18)
- A Quiet Prayer (1 Samuel 1:9-18; Hannah)
- Who Is Calling Samuel? (1 Samuel 3:1-10)
- David Sings to God (1 Samuel 16:18-23)
- Esther Asks for Help (Esther 5:1-5)
- Daniel and the Lions (Daniel 6:16-23)
- Baby Jesus (Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-12; Birth of Jesus)
- Jesus is Lost (Luke 2:39-52; Jesus at the temple)
- Jesus Stops the Storm (Mark 4:35-41)
- Jesus the Shepherd (Luke 15:1-7)
- Food for Everyone (Matthew 14:14-21; Loaves and Fish)
- Come and Get a Hug! (Matthew 19:13-15; Jesus loves the little children)
- High Up in the Tree (Luke 19:1-10; Zacchaeus)
- Jesus Is with Me (Matthew 28:20)
- God Always Listens (John 14:13-14)
- Up in Heaven (Revelation 21:3-4)
While I think the images are cute, I must say that this book just cannot keep my little one's attention. (In fact, he saw me looking at it by myself and came over to cover it up with another book.) He has not let me get farther than a couple pages of reading it to him, and he loves to listen to books. It is just not a hit in our house.
I do appreciate the concept of the book (short stories for little ones with interactive moments to bring the story to life for the child), but think that the stories themselves are lacking. They are so short (just a couple sentences each) and don't have much to them. Some of the sentences just don't seem to flow like a natural conversation and, personally, I feel like they would have more "punch" to them if they had been written in rhyme.
While this book may be great for some, it's just not one for us.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 2/22/2017)
- Review by Fitzysmom
What I really like about this board book is that it is quite interactive. On the left-hand page there is the Scripture title with reference and a short synopsis of what the passage contains. On the right-hand page is a short little dialogue that contains words and action (tickling, holding hands, huming a song, etc.) that helps to convey the particular message of the Scripture.
If you have a little one you know they enjoy interaction when reading a story. This little book provides ample opportunity to incorporate that aspect. My youngest grands would be delighted to participate in the telling of the story in this way. I would recommend this as a baby shower gift for an expecting momma or a sweet just because gift for your favorite little one.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 2/22/2017)
- Review by Penny
“Read and Play Baby Bible” was compiled by Scandinavian Publishing House. The illustrations were done by Gustavo Mazali.
This is a board book, so a tiny one can sit and look at the pretty pictures, without the fear of them destroying it. It contains several common Bible stories written in just a few sentences each. My favorite thing, though, are the little prompts to make the stories come to life for the little one we’re reading to. A few are (wiggle fingers) for the rain of Noah’s Ark, (make a boat with hands) for the basket Moses was placed in, and (give baby a big hug) for Jesus, the Good Shepherd. I LOVE THIS!!
I’d definitely recommend this Bible for tiny readers and anyone reading to them.
(Posted on 1/2/2017)
- Review by Jalynn
There are over 20 different Bible story excerpts to choose from all of them have scripture references but it also has different interactive directions for the parent such as say the baby's name hold the baby's hand, etc. The chosen stories that are in the book are a range from Old and New Testaments. The is a great book to demonstrate and learn all about God and the love He has for each of us.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own. (Posted on 12/20/2016)
- Review by Praises of a Wife and Mommy