My Read and Rhyme Storybook Bible by Crystal Bowman
and Cindy Kenney, Christiane Engel (Illustrator)
Genre: Children’s Rhyme Bible
Pages: 368 Hardcover
Date Published: 2009
Publisher: Tyndale Kids, a division of Tyndale House
This Bible Storybook combines fun rhythm and rhyme with a learn-to-read format to help students learn about God’s Word while they learn to read. Young readers will enjoy the lively text and rhythm as well as the stories and engaging art. The stories are written using many of the vocabulary words from the Dolch Sight Word List for young readers. To reinforce reading fluency and build vocabulary skills, the vocabulary words and rhyming words are highlighted and featured at the end of each story. Interactive questions and suggested activities are also included to enhance reading comprehension and personal application.
At a glance:
- Great for teaching—home school, religious schools, Bible classes/studies, and extra reading practice at home
- 37 rhyming Bible stories
- Each story features vocabulary learn-to-read words
- Each story includes interactive activities and questions
- Full-color, engaging art
Read from November 03 to 06, 2011 — I own a copy
The initial reason I was drawn to this one was from getting to know and enjoying Crystal Bowman’s work in the One Year Devotional for Preschoolers and her Bible Stories I Can Read series. All of thee above, I love!
While as I have mentioned previously I love The Rhyme Storybook Bible for Toddlers and as a step up I loved also The Rhyme Storybook Bible (both Zondervan), now I am delighted to discover the My Read and Rhyme Bible Storybook (this one from Tyndale). This is awesome! In a way, it is another step up. The verses and rhymes are even longer, with a wonderful flow. Where the others end at being a rhyming storybook Bible, this one is so much more.
Practically it is a preschool curriculum and reading course all on it’s own while also being a delightful rhyming storybook Bible. There are “vocab” words to challenge, then other reading words to recognize. Questions, activities and more. Absolutely brillant!
Typed from NookColor.
Thanks to Tyndale for providing a copy for review.
Crystal Bowman is a former preschool teacher, author, and speaker. She graduated from Calvin College with a degree in elementary education and studied early childhood development at the University of Michigan.
Her writing career began in 1990 as a lyricist for children’s piano music. She began writing children’s books in 1993 and has since written more than 50 books for children. She has written books for many popular children’s series, such as Little Blessings, BOZ the Bear, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), and I Can Read! She has also written two books of humorous poetry for children, three books for women, numerous magazine articles, Bible study materials, and educational resource books.
As a speaker, Crystal enjoys sharing her stories and poetry with students in the classroom and also with adults at teachers’ conventions, writers’ conferences, and women’s seminars. “Writing and speaking can be intimidating because in order to connect with your audience you need to be personal and transparent, exposing what’s in your heart and soul. But when readers or conference attendees respond positively to something I’ve said or written, it is humbling and rewarding all at the same time!”
Crystal and her husband, Bob, have enjoyed 35 years of marriage and are the parents of 3 grown children. They live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
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