Monday, March 2, 2015

Tiny Bear's Bible By Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated Igor Oleynikov

By Sally Lloyd-Jones, illustrated Igor Oleynikov
Published by Zondervan

What an adorable idea this child-friendly book is! I cannot imagine any child being able to resist the cute, fuzzy teddy bear face which the cover is comprised of. As an adult, I couldn't help loving the book. The soft furry binding is perfect for very young children, as are the sturdy board pages within.
This Bible story book covers several different accounts from the Bible of God's love and protection, retold by Sally Lloyd-Jones. Characters from the Bible are honored and beautifully presented in illustrations by Moscow resident Igor Oleynikov. There is a bear family featured in most of the illustrations, putting into visual application such lessons as thanking the Lord, prayer, and more.
Children will benefit greatly from the classic and pleasing illustration in this book, and will love toting it around because of its fuzzy binding. They may even want to take their new ''Tiny Bear's Bible'' to bed with them!

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion 
More about the book:

Tiny Bear's Bible is a WARM, FRIENDLY, FURRY Bible for preschoolers with an irresistible message: GOD LOVES his children.
An adorable story Bible for kids 6 and under written by bestselling author Sally Lloyd-Jones. Tiny Bear's Bible is a warm, fuzzy reminder of how God loves his children - in a format that kids can cuddle. Together with their friend Tiny Bear, children discover eleven Bible stories in a book they can carry with them wherever they go. The closing story leaves us with this loving reminder: "No matter what, no matter where, God is with us, Tiny Bear." Sally Lloyd-Jones presents some of the most familiar Bible stories to children, which provides parents and grandparents lots of teachable, cuddly moments as they explore God's love together.
About the Author
Sally Lloyd-Jones is a leading writer of inspirational books for children. She is the author of three bestselling children’s Bibles, including the Gold Book Award-winning Baby’s First Bible and, most recently, the Moonbeam Award Winner and ALA notable, The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name. She has written many picture books for children, including the critically acclaimed New York Times bestsellerHow to Be a Baby: By Me, the Big Sister. Sally was born and raised in Africa, was schooled in England, and now lives in New York City.
About the Illustrator
Igor Oleynikov has been drawing since early childhood. He grew up in Lubertsy, Russia, a satellite town of Moscow where he lived with his mother, a carpet designer, and his father, an engineer. Oleynikov has illustrated more than 25 children’s books from publishers around the world. He now lives Moscow with his wife and is a proud father and grandfather.