Concordia Publishing House
The Hear Me Read Bible by Mary Manz Simon is reminiscent of the Dick and Jane primers that were popular in the 1950s. Each book in the series covers basically two stories from the Bible, but no more than 25 different words are employed. For example, in Book One, which covers the creation story and the story of Noah's ark, all the details are presented by graphic drawings of wildlife and storms and people, yet the entire creation story uses only the words is, God, see, day, good, look, made, make, next, this, what, will, and happen. Thus, these books are designed to teach reading skills while simultaneously presenting Bible lessons. Inserts of teaching prompts are provided for adults, as well as an explanatory preface from the author. The cartoonish drawings of flying ducks, bubbling fish, and smiling squirrels will make the book visually appealing to youngsters, and the simplicity of the stories will make studying the Bible less intimidating. – Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Early readers need two kinds of reading. They need to be read to, and they need to do their own reading. Hear Me Read Bible Stories helps you to encourage your child with both kinds.
In this collection of Bible stories, you and your child read 18 Bible stories using just 25 words or less. These words are repeated to help your child develop a sight vocabulary, recognize words, and grow in Bible knowledge. The colorful illustrations help too.