Currie, Robin. 2004. Baby Bible: Stories About Jesus. Illustrated by Cindy Brownsberger Adams. FaithKidz.
Currie, Robin. 2008. Baby Bible: Stories About Jesus. Illustrated by Constanza Basaluzzo.
This board book story-bible is great for young readers--babies, toddlers, preschoolers. The book presents a nice variety of stories centered on Jesus--from his birth to his ascension.
Each story is two pages. One of text. One of illustration. The text consists of title, scripture reference, narrative (with interaction prompts), and a concluding prayer.
Jesus At the Temple
Taken from Luke 2:41-50
Jesus and His family went on a long trip to the temple in Jerusalem. They walked and walked.
Tap your hands on your knees.They liked to be with all their friends and pray and learn about God.
Fold your hands to pray.In the temple lived teachers who read lots of books. Jesus asked them many questions. They were surprised that He knew so much.
Show me a surprised face.
You can learn about Jesus by reading the Bible--God's Word.
Thank you, God, for books to learn about Jesus. Amen.
I won't mention the illustrations because with one edition being out-of-print now and the newer edition being a different illustrator--one I haven't even seen--it wouldn't be all that helpful unless you happen to want to seek out this older edition and buy it used.
I will say this--I loved this book.
© Becky Laney of Young Readers