Jason C. Stanley

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Book Review: The Biggest Story ABC

The Biggest Story ABC, Kevin DeYoung, Don Clark (illustrated),Crossway, 2017.

A few years ago Kevin DeYoung, senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, patterned with illustrater Don Clark to bring the Bible to color in The Biggest Story. It is a telling of the Bible in one big story, From Adam and Eve to the Resurrection to the End of the Story.

The duo has come together again to release a new board book for children ages 1 to 3. The Biggest Story ABC connects to great, big story of the Bible with learning the letters. Each page introduces a new letter of the alphabet with engaging and whimsical illustrations from Clark. The Biblical narrative is retold as one continuous story, much like The Biggest Story.

What I Liked

The illustrations are a plus, as they were in The Biggest Story. And they are not just copies of Clark’s art from The Biggest Story. Many of them are new. Some of them should be sold as posters.

But what I really like is the movement of the narrative. The Biggest Story ABC does not just make the alphabet fit into its agenda. The story is told, highlighting the letters along the way. Each page has a simple sentence or part of a sentence as it communicates our faith story.

This is a great way to introduce letters to your small child as well as a broad look at the Biblical narrative.

You can purchase your own copy by clicking on the image below.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a digital review copy.

2 Comments

  1. Thank you very much for this post. Great idea for children’s books.

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