Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Book "Bible Stories for Preschoolers" by Swanberg, Kustra and Chalecki

About the Book: Bible Stories for Preschoolers, written by a team of preschool church education experts, makes the Bible come alive for young children. The dynamic, high-energy, vibrant illustrations featured on every spread will capture children’s imaginations while giving them a lifelong love for God’s Word. In addition to the retellings, each story includes fun, easy activities that parents and kids can do together. The activities help kids remember and relate to the stories!

About the Authors: The text of this book was written by Monika Kustra, adapted by Betty Free Swanberg and illustrated by Andrzej Chalecki.
No information on Monika Kustra was found or supplied by the publisher, as well as for Andrzej Chalecki.
Betty Swanberg was born and raised in northern Illinois. She received a bachelor of arts degree in education from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, and did graduate studies in early childhood education at National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois.
For 25 years Betty was editor of preschool and elementary Sunday school curriculum for David C. Cook Publishing Company. In 1995 she became editor of children's books at Tyndale House Publishers.
Betty is the author of Day by Day, a book of devotionals for preschoolers, and Quiet Moments for Caregivers, a book of prayers to encourage those caring for loved ones. She also assisted Mr. George Beverly Shea in writing How Sweet the Sound.
In 2002 Betty married a childhood friend, Dave Swanberg, and moved to Southern California. She continued to edit for Tyndale until her retirement in 2006 and currently serves as an on-call editor.

My Review: This is an incredible result from the combined effort of three persons, producing a wonderful book for kids ages 4 to 8. The most important stories of the Christian Scriptures (Old and New Testaments) are told here in a language that is easy to the young children to understand and assimilate. After every story was told, there is what is called a Family Time, with activities like Talk, Do and Remember. This is a great orientation for your children to learn and grow in the right path (as it is written, "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it" - Proverbs 22:6). The illustration is monumental, one of the highlights of this book. The whole production was very carefully executed and the final result is really a masterpiece.

This book was written by Monika Kustra, adapted by Betty Free Swanberg and illustrated by Andrzej Chalecki and was published by Tyndale House Publishers in August 2011 and they were kind enough to send me a copy for reviewing through their blogger book review program.

If you are reading this review, feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts.

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