September 11, 2015 by Chris French
I got this book in exchange for an honest review.
I’ve got a 3 year old and a 2 year old and I love to tell them the Biblical stories. My hope is the story will be told is such vivid detail that my kids will be able to see the tale unfolding as if they’re standing behind a rock as the characters follow their adventure in God’s timeline. Obviously this book can’t accomplish my normal purpose for this type of book.
It was designed with short sentences and simple words so young readers wouldn’t struggle which is great if you’re in 2nd grade and working on your reading skills, but it’s a little bland if you’re an accomplished reader who can fly thru “see spot run” or “see Ruth pick grain”.
That said, the story sticks to the Biblical account of Ruth and you can see glimpses of the grace found in the Biblical record. The graphics aren’t bad. Think the Children’s Bible type of graphics and you’ll be close. At the end of the day it’s tough to tell a story that will make a toddler stop talking long enough to listen to it so if you’re like me and you struggle to pull out the story using words toddlers understand and tell it in a way that interesting to them this little book is a great answer.