Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Really Woolly Bible Stories is a sweet collection of Bible stories for babies and toddlers. Each story by Bonnie Rickner Jensen is written in rhyme, which is always appealing to young ears. The illustrations by Julie Sawyer Phillips are both charming and interesting. The language is simple and engaging, and each of the elements of this book can spark some good conversations with toddlers about God and the stories of the Bible.

Stories include Creation, Noah, Abraham, Joseph, The Ten Commandments, David and Goliath, Daniel, Jonah, Jesus Is Born, Jesus Welcomes the Children, Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand, The Good Samaritan, Jesus Walks on Water, The Cross and the Tomb, and The Great Commission. Each story also gives the chapter and verse references in the Bible.

There's not a lot of depth to this collection, but it is a good introduction for little ones to the stories of God.

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Jen said...

Carrie, this looks so sweet... I'm always on the lookout for different collections of bible stories for teachers to share with their classes. Why is this one "really wooly"? Is the sheep a common picture? That would be great for us, because e core story we tell in chapel class is Jesus the good shepherd...he takes care of us like a shepherd takes care of his sheep... This book might be a special addition to our collection...

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

Yes, the sheep appear on every page, though they're not necessarily part of the stories. The stories are very, very short--more for toddlers than young children.