My Sing-Along Bible: 50 Easy-Read Stories + 50 Fun Bible Songs- by Stephen Elkins
My children absolutely LOVE that I review books, almost as much as I love it, but for one reason, every now and then I get a new children’s book for them to help me review! This time, it was My Sing-Along Bible: 50 Easy-Read Stories + 50 Bible Songs, by Stephen Elkins. When we first opened the book, the kids were super excited to see a disc. Of course, their first thought was a movie! But I showed them how to the disc was a disc of music to go along with their book. My children loved the idea, and for a long time they sat in their room, taking turns holding the book, and trying their best to sing along.
After the excitement subsided, it was a blend of emotions for both of them. My four year old, who doesn’t know how to read enough to follow along with the book, and my seven year old who can read, but was trying to understand what part of the book the disc was singing, and when it was repeating the choruses, and each child wanting to be the one to hold the book. 🙂 My oldest son eventually got his fun out of it, but my daughter still loves to play the music and try her best to follow along with the book. She really enjoys it.
As for the book: At the top of each page is a brief story, followed by the song, a picture, and a “Little Lesson”. For instance, once chapter is God Created Families. It has a “Let’s Read” section that explains how God created the first family with Adam and Eve and gave them a special blessing called children. Then there’s a verse, Joshua 24:15, “As for me and my family, we will serve the Lord.”, followed by the song, “My Family Matters”, and lastly the “Little Lesson” which is that “God created my family”. On one page is an illustration of a family spending time together by a pond. The book has a lot to offer, and is a great family time book. My daughter enjoys it on her own as well, and loves the music, even if she can’t quite read yet.
The only issue we came across with the book is the disc case, which is a plastic piece that I believe is supposed to hold the disc in place. From the moment we opened it, the disc came sliding out. It was supposed to open from a sticky flap on top, but one of the sides of the plastic was completely open, allowing the disc to slide out. Obviously a manufacturer malfunction, and an easy fix for us. Aside from that I could not find anything wrong with the book itself, and am glad to add it to my children’s library.
I received this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review