It’s the day after Thanksgiving–only one more month before Christmas!
But if someone on your Christmas list is between three and six years old, may I suggest a beautiful Bible storybook–in rhyme?
My Rhyme-Time Bible for Little Ones is gorgeously illustrated. It features the biblical heroes and events that captivate children:
- the creation
- Noah’s ark
- God’s promise to Abraham
- Joseph, whose brothers were so mean to him, yet he gave them food when they were starving
- Moses, the baby in a basket who became a great leader
- Ruth, who left her home to support her mother-in-law
- Samuel, who becomes a great prophet
- David, who fought a giant
- Queen Esther, who saved her people
- the birth of Jesus
- Jesus’ miracles
- the disciples
- Peter, who denied Jesus, and then spent the rest of his life telling people about him
Goodrich retells these stories in rhyme. I am very fond of rhyming books for children, if they are as well-done as this one is. In my opinion, repeatedly reading rhymes to children helps them recall the words, and encourages them to read for themselves. (See Why and How to Read to Your Baby.)
Goodrich is well-known among the Christian writing world, and (full disclosure) is a good friend of mine, as well as a contributor to this blog. She has authored 24 books and over 700 published articles and short stories, and is hard at work writing a book for caretakers. A freelance editor and proofreader, she’s also a popular instructor at Christian writers conferences and has presented writers’ workshops across the US. Many writers owe their starts to Donna Goodrich.