Published by reThink Group on October 15th 2015
Genres: Children's Books, Christianity
The Easter Story introduces preschoolers to the wonderful truth that Jesus wants to be their Friend forever. Told through an engaging, easy-to-understand rhyme, the story begins with the Lord's Supper and progresses through Jesus' breakfast on the beach with the disciples.
Beautifully illustrated, this 16-page board book is durable enough for even the youngest of children and was designed to help them remember key truths about the Easter story. It will be one they want to "read" again and again.
The Easter Story by Autumn Ward is a fantastic addition to your young learner’s bookshelf. This story would be the perfect Easter gift for any young child in your life, as well as a great book to have in your ministry based classroom. Autumn has done a great job taking an intricate story and making it easier for our youngest kiddos to comprehend.
For those of you unfamiliar with the works of Autumn Ward, Orange, or The reThink Group, there are three goals they like to achieve in their materials for young children. These three goals include teaching and reassuring children that God made them, God loves them, and that Jesus wants to be their friend forever. I believe that Autumn did a great job fulfilling two of these goals in The Easter Story. The story reiterates the fact that Jesus loves his friends so much, that God loves us so much that he sent his son to save us, and that their love for us would never end.
Joseph Goode did a wonderful job illustrating the story. The pictures in The Easter Story are visually appealing and will easily obtain the interest of all children, regardless of age. He did a great job reflecting important parts of the story without overdoing it or depicting things too graphic for young children to understand. He uses bright and beautiful colors that are easy to look at and creates a sense of peace to readers. Much like the colors we’re using in our upcoming craft later this week.
I appreciate how Autumn Ward was able to retell a complex story without drifting too far from the scripture, or candy coating the truth.