The format of this ebook is fantastic! This one is
designed for early readers and allows for the child to read it himself or for a
recorded voice to read it as the child follows along (each word is highlighted
as it is read). This is great for learning to read. Each page has a picture and
as it is read the picture also changes so that in effect there are 2 pictures
per page. Also included are some fun interactive games, coloring pictures
(which can be printed) and trivia games. This concept is superb.
Where I had concerns was in content. As is common
in bible stories for children, there is a mix of fact and fiction. In this
case, I think it could be distracting or confusing since I think it will be
difficult for children to know which parts are precisely true and which are made
up. More significantly, there are factual errors in the book. For example the
book says the apostles had returned to fishing when Jesus came to them walking
on the water. That is not the case, but Jesus had sent them on ahead of him.
Also, the book says Jesus was a great man and teacher and that the disciples thought
he was the Son of God. The book
never affirms that Jesus is the Son of God as the New Testament texts do.
The concept for this product is so good I hope the
company will improve the content in future ones. A little attention to details
or the use of an advisory board could clear up these things. I am not sure if
the ambiguity on the person of Christ was intentional or accidental. Again, if
accidental, that could quite easily be clarified. I will look for future
products Nest Family Learning.
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