Bible Stories Gone Crazy by Josh Edwards

untitledEight Bible stories are depicted in bright color and comic, cartoony illustrations. There is a sentence or two explaining the scene at the top, and then details to spot, mistakes to find, and questions to answer along the sides of the picture, such as, Did Noah s workmen REALLY have power tools? and How many rabbits are in the picture? Children will love scouring the illustrations to find the answers and spot more amusing details in the busy artwork of Emiliano Migliardo.
The stories are Noah and His Great Ark, Moses Crossing the Red Sea, Joshua and the Fall of Jericho, David and Goliath, Daniel and the Lions, Jonah and the Big Fish, Feeding the 5,000, and Man Through the Roof.

About the Authors

Josh Edwards has written a number of Bible stories and innovative activity books for kids, building on his experience as a teacher and artist, and as a father of three rapidly growing children. A Londoner by birth, residence, and preference, he has travelled widely and always loved books and reading.

Emiliano Migliardo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1971, and has been working in children’s media, publishing comic strips, humor, games and illustrations for more than 20 years. He knew he wanted to dedicate his life to drawing since a young boy, and he has.

My Thoughts

This book is similar to the “Where’s Waldo” genre.  I found adults in my home even seeking out the characters and softly chuckling. My preschool students have fought over this book to the point that I had to set up an opportunity for each child to have a turn looking at it.

This book is hardback with thick pages that can withstand little hands.  It is appropriate for 4 years old and up.  Honestly, your child will have hours of quiet fun looking over the pictures, discovering new illustrations, and your older children will be able to follow the instructions and seek the answers to questions located in the outer border of each page.

This would make a delightful gift for your child or a gift for a special youngster in your life.  Consider purchasing Bible Stories Gone Crazy for your local elementary school or church library.

Thank you to the authors and Lion Hudson, a division of Kregel, for the opportunity to review this funny and entertaining book, in exchange for my honest review.