Egermeier’s® Bible Storybook for Beginners
Illustrated by: Pat Paris
Genre: Christian Bible Stories Ages 4-7
Pages: 72 Hardcover 6″ x 7.5″
Date Published: January 2012
Publisher: Warner Press Kids
Egermeier’s® Bible Storybook for Beginners is adapted from the popular classic Egermeier’s® Bible Story Book which has sold millions of copies and is beloved by generations of children and adults alike.
Designed for a younger audience, Egermeier’s® Bible Storybook for Beginners features shorter versions of 19 of the best-loved stories from the original book, both Old and New Testaments, while retaining the traditional storytelling style Elsie Egermeier was famous for. Colorful new artwork by Pat Paris helps children understand the stories as a parent, Sunday school teacher or other adult reads to them. Little children should be able to retell each story for themselves based on what they see in the artwork. This Bible storybook is purposefully smaller so that young children can carry it, help turn the pages, and take ownership of it—making it a special Bible “just for me!”
Each story is written in an engaging, easy-to-understand style and is biblically accurate without doctrinal bias. Many readers of the original storybook have continued to buy it generation after generation because of the integrity of the stories and their ability to convey biblical truth. Egermeier’s® Bible Storybook for Beginners maintains these values while providing for the needs of today’s children with up-to-date, yet traditional, artwork and simplified stories appropriate for young children. This book will be a wonderful tool to build a foundation of faith that will last a lifetime.
Always on the lookout for a great storybook, this one is different from most that I have found. The illustrations are very attractive and keep the attention of the reader, but what makes this one different is the amount of text. This is not a picture book that happens to have words, but a storybook that happens to have pictures. Definitely one for read aloud, but one that could help to encourage a young child to want to continue a thirst for reading on their own. Spoken in a language and tone that young early elementary students would comprehend this Bible storybook appears to be worth it’s merit. I’d love to see it in person.
*Thanks to Warner for loaning an electronic copy through Netgalley.*
About the Author: Elsie Egermeier
Elsie Egermeier had a great love for children. As a young teen, she developed an interest in writing that later became a calling from God. When she wrote the Christian classic, Egermeier’s® Bible Story Book, she tested what she wrote by reading it to children to be sure they understood and enjoyed the stories.
About the Illustrator: Pat Paris
Pat Paris has illustrated over 50 books in her career. Her colorful children’s illustrations are animated and fun. Pat says, “I was inspired to illustrate this book from my religious background and the stories read to me as a child. I hope children enjoy these stories as much as I did.”