If you are a reader of my blog, you'll know that we are great fans of Zonderkidz books. My little one loves to read and thanks to Zonderkidz, I have been able to read some Bible stories every day.Just like how my parents read to me.
There are 2 new books from the I can Read series for beginner readers. It is not just to know the story but also helps the child to identify short words.
In ZACCHAEUS MEETS JESUS (Zonderkidz; April 2012; $3.99), Zacchaeus is a devious tax collector who gets a lesson in acceptance when Jesus visits the city of Jericho. Notorious for cheating people out of money, Zacchaeus is not a well-liked man. However, following an inspiring conversation with Jesus, Zacchaeus offers to give half of his money to the poor, showing that even the most unscrupulous person can change his ways.
In ELIJAH AND KING AHAB (Zonderkidz; April 2012; $3.99), King Ahab and his people pray to a pagan god, Baal, while Elijah is the only man among them who continues to recognize the "One Almighty God." During a three-year drought, Elijah challenges Ahab to a contest atop Mount Carmel to see which god is the true Almighty, and it is proven that Elijah was right.
The story of Zacchaeus was easy to understand compared to Elijah's story. While both are short reads, comprehension maybe hard in Elijah's story. Maybe more simpler stories should be chosen for beginner readers. Nevertheless, we have been reading these books often and I like the idea of having the stories in separate books. It makes it easier for kids to identify and remember the story by making a connection with the pictures.
My goal for this summer is to help my son identify as many 3 letter words as possible. Since he will be attending kindergarten in a French medium school, his English vocabulary has to be developed at home. I rely hugely on the I Can Read series as they are highly effective in keeping a child's attention during reading time.
I really look forward to seeing more of these books from the I Can Read series! They are affordable and reasonably priced at $3.99 per book. If you are looking to share Bible stories with your children, you must give these a try!