Friday, February 19, 2016

Veggie Tales Bible NIrV by Zondervan

In the VeggieTales Bible, Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and all their VeggieTales friends invite children to join them and get to know the Bible. In this full-text New International Reader’s Version (NIrV) Bible, each feature is specially designed to help children understand and love God’s Word. As well as, learn more about God and how He wants them to live.  Written at a third-grade level and specifically designed to help early readers discover the Bible for themselves, it's the perfect steppingstone to the NIV.

My Take:
I am always quite excited when a cute Bible comes up for review. I love God's Word, and I want my children, grandchildren, and all the children to love it to.  When I come across a Bible that is especially geared towards children with exciting colorful pages and text that interest them, I get excited too!

And I am excited about this Bible. Maybe it's because my kids love Veggie-Tales! I don't know if you ever get too old for them. (Maybe in public - smile) The first thing they both said when the Bible arrived in the mail was "I want one too!" and "Will you get me one?". Because I had already warned them this Bible was intended for my grandson. 

What I like:

  • It is easy for a child to read and a full text Bible. (Personally, I like my kids to have a full text Bible when they are old enough to read, verses a story book type)
  • It is written in blue print. (Personally, I like the blue, but I have seen other reviewers complain they find this difficult to read - so I guess it's individual taste)
  • It has Veggie-Tale stories dispersed throughout on brightly colored pages.
  • There are lots of little catchy paragraphs, verses, or other notations like - "Whoa Look At This!", "Remember This!", and "Hey, I Didn't Know That!", and "This Made Me Look Twice!" scattered among the pages with Veggie-Tale Characters to help grab their attention.
  • Each book of the Bible has a short introduction telling some key points about it.
  • In the back, it has an index, a dictionary, and a place to take notes.

What I didn't like:
Yeah, there's always that one thing....
There are only two so far

  • The books of the Bible are not capitalized at the top of the pages. I am not sure why. It's just strange. For a child learning to read, practicing grammar, etc.. I would just think capitalization of names would be important. (I am also a teacher LOL)
  • The stories such as Dave and Giant Pickle, Jonah, Daniel, etc.. are not lined up in the same location in the Bible as the passage they are depicting. (But I have found other Bibles to have that same problem, so maybe there is a reason it is done that way)
Overall, I like more than I dislike about it, and I would recommend it. I think my grandson is going to love it!!

I received this Bible from the BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I am not required to review it positively. 

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