Concordia Publishing House
Bible Birds and Beasties, by Leena Lane and (seriously, folks) T. S. Spookytooth, is a lot of fun to read because it reminds us of all the Bible stories featuring animals as key characters in the story. But it also reminds us of the major role that little animals and even insects played in the Old and New Testaments. Naturally, we are told the stories of Daniel in the lions' den, Jonah and the great fish, Baalam and his talking donkey, and Noah and his ark filled with endless numbers of creatures. But we are also reminded of the gnats and flies that pestered the Egyptians when they refused to release the Jews. And we are reminded of the ravens that fed the prophet Elijah in the desert. And we are told of the little colt that carried the Lord Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
The point of all of these stories is that God created the wildlife of the earth and he controls everything from the smallest frog to the largest elephant. Additional stories are added to explain the symbolic use of animals in the Bible, such as when Jesus told stories about the lost sheep or the importance of a mere sparrow. The cartoon artwork is exaggerated and colorful so as to hold the attention of youngsters, and the stories are simplistic yet biblically accurate. This is an entertaining book that is also informative. – Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Did you hear about the donkey who talked? Or the man who lived inside a big fish? Children will love this collection of best-loved Bible stories, with Noah, Jonah, Daniel, Elijah, the stories of Jesus-and a few other surprises too!