Thursday, October 11, 2012

My First Handy Bible: A Book Review


As soon as they can talk, most little ones begin asking for a Bible to hold in their very own hands. Now, from Denmark to America, comes My First Handy Bible (Scandinavia Publishing) for babies and toddlers, with all the best stories from Genesis to Revelation. Young children delight in carrying around the compact and colorful Bible—taking it to church, “playing” church or cuddling up in a lap to have it read to them. My First Handy Bible has huge appeal for parents, grandparents, teachers and children’s ministry leaders, but especially for the kids!
For 40 years, Scandinavia Publishing House, based in Copenhagen, Denmark, has specialized in the production of illustrated children’s books, children’s Bibles, illustrated Bibles and inspirational and gift books. Scandinavia works with publishers, ministries, NGOs and distributors across the globe to create and develop high-quality books at affordable prices. For the first time, their complete product line, including My First Handy Bible and the best-selling The Children’s Bible, is being distributed in the United States. “We are thrilled to be able to establish a presence in the U.S. and to have an opportunity to share our excellent Christian publications with this great country,” says Jørgen Vium Olesen, president of Scandinavia Publishing. 

Jørgen founded Scandinavia Publishing in 1973. Beginning with a monthly paper, Scandinavia eventually expanded into publishing books that have sold around the world, with titles translated in over 80 different languages. Jørgen’s vision is to bring the good news of the Gospel to kids everywhere, breaking the barriers of language and culture. “After spending a year in India with a non-government organization, I learned the value of using literature as an evangelism tool,” Jørgen says. “My hope for My First Handy Bible, as well as our other children’s books, is that children will be enticed by the life of Jesus to want to know more about Him.”

My First Handy Bible aims to communicate God’s character and His love to the youngest of children, ages one to three. Beautifully illustrated in bright full color, My First Handy Bible has a cheerful padded hardcover with 61 child-friendly hardback pages and a handle and clasp that make it easy for small hands to tote and manipulate. The timeless stories are retold in simple sentences by author and artist Cecilie Olesen, illustrated by author and illustrator Gustavo Mazali and designed by Ben Alex, a C. S. Lewis Gold Medal winner author and designer.

Combining the benefits of modern technology with traditional bookmaking, Scandinavia continues its commitment to meet the global need for superior literature that builds a strong foundation on the Word of God.

My Review:

Do you have a toddler on your Christmas shopping list?

Do you know an expectant mom? 

Have any family or friends had a new baby recently?

If so, the My First Handy Bible is the perfect idea of infants and toddlers! It is brightly illustrated with 30 Bible stories over 60 board book style pages. It has a darling handle and clasp, perfect for making any little one feel like a big kid!

My First Handy Bible includes stories like Adam and Eve, Noah, Jonah, Jesus' Birth and Death, and more. It is a perfect Bible for introducing small children to God's Word. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase My First Handy Bible online through Amazon.

***I received a complimentary copy of the above book, courtesy of The B and B Media Group, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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