Review: This is the first time I have read anything written by Kathleen Long Bostrom. I did enjoy the stories collected in this one volume. For me, the target reading age would be 3-yr old and up to early elementary.
Pros: The illustrations are very nice and calming. They have a little bit of an old-fashioned feel to them and for this Nana, that is sweet. There are four books in this one book – easy to keep up with. The titles: “Why is There a Cross?” – “Who Is Jesus?” – “What is Prayer?” – “What about Heaven?” Each story is written in a very easy rhyming manner. It makes reading the stories fun for adults and is engaging to children.
Cons: The title is a little bit misleading. Because I’ve never read anything written by Ms. Bostrom, I was expecting the “Easter Story” and while it does have some of the details, it doesn’t go as far as the title implies. Also, there is no table of contents to list the different stories. Again, because I wasn’t familiar with Ms. Bostrom’s writings, I thought that this was just “one” book.
Overall, I enjoyed the book. I don’t know that we can ever stop teaching about our children about prayer and talking with God, even when their young adults. To quote Ms. Bostrom….
“Talking to God is a great thing to do. And God’s always ready to listen to you.” (pg 78)DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Tyndale Blog Network on behalf of the publisher and author to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are solely the reviewers. No compensation was received for this review.(reviewed P.Howard)