Thursday, September 17, 2015

Bible Stories Gone Crazy by Josh Edwards and Emiliano Migliardo

Eight Bible stories are depicted in bright color and comic, cartoony illustrations. There is a sentence or two explaining the scene at the top, and then details to spot, mistakes to find, and questions to answer along the sides of the picture, such as, "Did Noah's workmen REALLY have power tools?" and "How many rabbits are in the picture?" Children will love scouring the illustrations to find the answers and spot more amusing details in the busy artwork of Emiliano Migliardo.

The stories are Noah and His Great Ark, Moses Crossing the Red Sea, Joshua and the Fall of Jericho, David and Goliath, Daniel and the Lions, Jonah and the Big Fish, Feeding the 5,000, and Man Through the Roof.

My Review:

  This book is way below my age level, but I like to review books for kids too. This book is a little similar to the "Where's Waldo" books that were popular years ago, only they are all Bible stories and you search for more than one thing in the pictures, and there are also questions to answer about what you are looking for.

  I think the book is great. The illustrator did an excellent job, as did the author. Not everything in the pictures are things found in the Bible, but this is meant to be a fun and amusing book for kids, and that is what it is. I am not sure what age it is geared for, but my eight year old nephew was looking at it and seemed to be enjoying it, though I would guess it is meant for younger kids than that. I would also say kids of any age could have fun with this book, especially finding the items mentioned in each story.

About the author and illustrator:
Josh Edwards has written a number of Bible stories and innovative activity books for kids, building on his experience as a teacher and artist, and as a father of three rapidly growing children. A Londoner by birth, residence, and preference, he has travelled widely and always loved books and reading.

Emiliano Migliardo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1971, and has been working in children's media, publishing comic strips, humor, games and illustrations for more than 20 years. He knew he wanted to dedicate his life to drawing since a young boy, and he has.

Bible Stories Gone Crazy is available from Kregel Publishing.

Thanks to Kregel for the review copy.