The Jesus Storybook Bible Italian Duo-Tone Leatherbound Edition

9780310734949The Jesus Storybook Bible Italian Duo-Tone Leatherbound Edition
Written by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Illustrated by Jago
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction / Religion
Ages 4 to 7
Pages: 352 Italian Duo-tone Leatherbound 6.8×8″
Date Published: October 2012
Publisher: Zonderkidz

Bestselling storybook Bible available in an Italian Duo-Tone perfect for keepsake gifts

Children have a hard time grasping the concept of “God.” But it can be done through the person of Jesus. Told in a wonderfully inviting style, this award-winning storybook Bible shares many beloved Bible stories and reveals how the news and message of Jesus unfolds throughout Scripture, from the Old Testament all the way through the New Testament. The Jesus Storybook Bible helps readers love and appreciate Jesus and begin their own journey of faith. Beautiful 4-color artwork throughout and now available in a rich Italian Duo-Tone cover perfect for gift giving.

DSCF5770Yesterday you may have found me to be very verbose about The Jesus Storybook Bible Collector’s Edition and you can check back to that post for my thoughts on the Bible as a whole as well as other editions. Now I’m super excited about the Collector’s Edition, but let’s step it up just a bit more so I can tell you about my complete elation for the leatherbound version. Ooooh it’s like butter! With a spine simply displaying The Jesus Storybook Bible and the publisher’s logo it is elegant. The front cover has Jesus in a medallion and an outer border all engraved. All of this is on a smooth amber-red-honey toned brown fine binding Italian duo-tone leather. Pictures I have seen online do not do it justice.

DSCF5774The front and back interior glued pages are, again like the Collector’s edition hardcover, an attractive and elegant burgundy. The edges of the pages are a guilded gold with rounded corners and then my favorite thing is the burgundy-wine-red ribbon marker. I am enchanted and completely delighted.

DSCF5777Outside of generic Bible translations I have never experienced a leatherbound Bible like this for young children. Especially not a storybook one and the idea is marvelous. This will make it truly last. It has only been a few ears since we got our original edition of The Jesus Storybook Bible and it’s spine is loose from so much use. I doubt that will happen to this one for a long time.

We’ve been doing our Advent readings each day at dinner using this edition of The Jesus Storybook Bible and I love it. Sitting at the table holding it up and reading aloud it feels great in my hands. I couldn’t recommend it any higher praise than pure fabulous!

DSCF5776This leatherbound edition comes in a box sleeve that I have not decided to keep or not yet. Oddly it is not the labeled spine that would show, but the gold edge in the way the box in designed. however the box does have the illustrations we have come to know with the original edition’s cover.

*Thanks to Zondervan for providing a copy for review.*

Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children, with an expertise in conveying biblical truth to young children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Gold Book Award-winning Baby’s First Bible and, most recently, the Moonbeam Award Winner-The Jesus Storybook Bible. She has written many picture books for children, including Handbag Friends, Time to Say Goodnight and the critically acclaimed, How to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister. A native of England, Sally lives in New York City and can be found at www.sallylloyd-jones.com.

Jago Silver is an accomplished illustrator with several prestigious awards to his credit, including a Macmillian “Highly Commended” Award for Children’s Illustration in 2003, an AOI Silver Award in 2004, and the National Literacy Association Wow! Award. Jago lives in Cornwall, England, with his wife and daughter.Here’s Jago’s website and blog:
http://www.jagoillustration.com
http://jagoillustration.blogspot.com

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  • steph

    Hi and thanks for the reviews…you mentioned a difference in the illustrations in the collectors edition. Could you possibly tell me with versions have all the pictures? Online details are terribly lacking! I’m attempting to choose one version for a bday in one week so won’t have time for exchanging.

    • http://www.CreativeMadnessMama.com/ CherryBlossomMJ

      The interior illustrations are the same. It is the cover image that differs. And of course in the Read Aloud Version, the illustrations are larger.

      If I were only to buy one for a gift it would depend. For a family, I’d get the leather-bound version. For a family, but for a child’s bookshelf and easy kid access I’d get the read aloud or regular edition, or even the deluxe edition (includes audio cds – but keep these on a different shelf…).