Cons: Old English language style makes it hard for young kids to understand
The Bottom Line: Overall a good book that sticks to the Biblical story of Easter and tells it alongside beautiful illustrations, but not recommended for young kids.
This is a great book for kids to read and learn the real Christian story of Easter in a very similar way to how the Bible tells it. In fact, the story uses several quotes directly from the King James Version. It starts with Palm Sunday and continues through to his ascension into heaven. Throughout the book are illustrations that look like colorful stained glass window designs that one might expect to see in a church. The illustrations are all very colorful and very detailed. The beauty of the illustrations is definitely one of the main aspects that makes this a good retelling of the Easter story.
The book is a good alternative to reading the story in the Bible because kids find this version more interesting with its beautiful illustrations and it gives pretty much the same exact story. It does not, however, make the story any more accessible and easier for kids to understand because it also retains the Old English language style that is sometimes difficult for kids (and even some adults) to understand. Thus while this is a picture book I would not recommend using it to teach the story of Easter to most kids under 7. Some versions of the Bible are in much clearer language they would understand. I do think, though, that older kids would be able to understand the majority of the language style and would enjoy the elaborate stained glass illustrations that can be a little too busy for younger kids.
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