Friday, December 2, 2016
#REVIEW: Candle Day By Day Walk With Jesus
Author: Juliet David
Publisher: Lion Hudson (Kregel)
Published Date: September 27, 2016
Age Range: 5-7
Buy It Link: Amazon
Synopsis: This beautiful gift book makes a wonderful addition to the award-winning Candle Day by Day series. The story of Jesus’s life is told over 40 days, and presented in the elegant Day by Day styling with page borders and richly colored pictures. Includes an introductory note on the book, the questions that will be answered, and where the stories have come from.
My Rating: 4 stars
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This is a very small (6"x6") book, perfect for little hands. It retells the story of Jesus' life for 40 days, from Gabriel's visit to Mary all the way through Jesus' resurrection and ascension into heaven. I really like how each day has the Bible verse the story is connected to, as well as a thinking question to bring the child more deeply into the discussion and make them think about the story they just heard or read.
The illustrations are what is also seen in the Candle Day by Day Bible. I think pairing the author up with the illustrator, Jane Heyes, has been a beautiful form of teamwork. The illustrations are a great combination of realistic and whimsical, with not too bright colors.
Unfortunately, my little ones have gone past this age range, so she found it a little too simple.