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From the very first page of NIrV, The Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids, young readers find a Bible written especially for them.
Written on a third-grade level, this Bible includes features like:
- full-color double-sided poster of Bible lands and a Bible family tree
- full-color illsutrations
- child-friendly maps
- single-column text
When kids are ready to move up to the next level from Bible story books, the NIrV translation is a nice next step.
This translation is written as a narrative without verse numbers. And though it is a full-text Bible, the NIrV translation contains shorter words and sentences to keep the reading level appropriate.
What You Need to Know
There are many reasons why this Bible is a good choice for younger elementary level readers, including the eye-catching illustrations and the excellent way the sections are divided with colorful sub-headings.
The typeface is very small, and for young readers (and older moms) a larger font would be preferable. The publisher calls this “Easy-to-read Comfort Print® font,” but as an educator, I find it to be too small.
In addition, I would like to see an index and supplementary map section included at the end.
The way the illustrations add to the story makes The Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids earn high marks from me. Each picture somehow presents the look of ancient times with a modern feel, so kids will understand that the Bible is a living, relevant, life-applicable resource.
For kids who are ready to transition to a “big kid” Bible, The Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids is cute enough to hold their interests without being babyish. If the typeface were larger, it would make an ideal bedtime read aloud for parents to share with their kids.
As a #BibleGatewayPartner, the publisher provided me with a review copy of NiRV Illustrated Holy Bible for Kids.Share this: