journey, easter journey!

Summary:
The story chronicles Jesus' life, from birth to his death and resurrection.
Educational Themes:
This is the story of Jesus' life. There are opportunities to build on some of the events pictured in the book.
Reading Level:
2.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 7
Age of child:
Started reading with child 3 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. The story is well done for its target audience, and will be a nice complement to Easter traditions for years to come.
Little Kid Reaction:
Before the covers were closed on the first reading, we had requests to read it again. Our preschooler sits attentively as we read the book each evening.
Big Kid Reaction:
Hearing the story of Jesus' life as a poem is a nice change from the usual story. The cadence and repetition help move the story along. The illustrations of the key figures (Mary, Joseph, Jesus) are a little to cartoonish. They remind you of the kid with the cold in a tissue commercial.
Pros:

The story effectively portrays key points in Jesus' life, without being onerous. The illustrations, in general, are nice and complement the poem well.

Cons:

None, really. Some may find the story glosses over some details too much for their liking.


Title Journey, Easter Journey!
Author Dandi Daley Mackall
Publisher Thomas Nelson © 2004
Illustrators Gene Barretta
ISBN 9781400303731
Material Hard Cover
Cost $9.99
Genres Picture Book, Poetry, Easter, Christian, Rhyme, Biography
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