I received the book Tiny Bear's Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated by Igor Oleynikov by Zondervan Publishers for free through the BookLook Bloggers program in exchange for my honest review.
I had already reviewed a similar Bible book by different authors, Little Bunny's Bible and my kids sure loved it! So I decided to take this opportunity to check out Tiny Bear's Bible. My boys loved this book.
The smiling, soft bear captures a toddler's attention right away! My 15 month-old, who is learning more and more words, saw the book and immediately said, "BEAR!" I told my 2 1/2 year old that since the bunny book was his, the bear book was for his brother. We sat down and read this book probably four times in one evening. The illustrations are so cute and each Bible story ends with a reminder for Tiny Bear about what this means for him and how this story shows God's love for him. For example, the story of "God Keeps Moses Safe" reminds Tiny Bear that "just like Baby Moses, we are always in God's care - He will love us and keep us - now and always, Tiny Bear!" The rhymes are cute and they sum up the stories well. Some of them are even a little humorous. My husband had a good chuckle when "The giant laughed - and then fell dead" after David said he would fight him.
This book contains several Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments. The stories included are God Makes the Whole Wide World, God Promises to Rescue Noah, God Keeps Moses Safe, David Fights a Horrible Giant, God Protects Daniel in the Lions' Den, Jesus is Born, Jesus Stops a Scary Storm, The Lord's Prayer, The Friend of Sinners, and God Makes Jesus Alive Again. These story choices are a good summary for a very young child to learn more about God. I liked this book even better than Little Bunny's Bible and I definitely recommend it for your toddler!