Title: Animals of the Bible: a picture bookAuthor (in this case, text selected by): Helen Dean Fish
Illustrator: Dorothy P. LathropMethod of Reading/Extra Activities: Gabriel and I read several stories each night at bedtime.
About the Text: The stories were taken directly from the King James Version of the Bible. Some of the stories were condensed, but they were definitely not paraphrased. This lead to multitudinous muddled mouthfuls from mommy and also some quite humorous chapter titles such as "Balaam's A* s * s" and "Peter's C * o * c * k". (I'm attempting to somewhat censor this post so as not to attract the "wrong type" of blogging traffic.)About the Illustrations: The illustrations were black and white detailed sketches of animals. You could tell that a lot of thought and creativity went into the drawings.
Our Favorite Part: Looking at the pictures of the animals and trying to name the animals we saw.Our Least Favorite Part: Sitting still while Mommy was reading. The text-to-picture ratio was pretty tough for a less than 2-year-old.