Tuesday, 8 February 2011
My Little Easter Story by Christina Goodings
This simple and sincere retelling of the Easter story is perfect for the under 5s, introducing them to the great story at the heart of the festival and its message of love. Bright illustrations help the story along, telling little children about all the events of the first Easter: Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and Palm Sunday; Jesus' clearing of the Temple; the Last Supper and Judas' betrayal; Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection; the appearance of the risen Jesus to the women at the tomb; and the spreading of the good news throughout the world.
This is a lovely little book to share with little ones about the meaning of Easter, however for me it did not tell the complete story. The story is accompanied by some gorgeous pictures, the illustrator Claudine Gevry has captured the story beautifully in pictures however as I previously stated I do not feel that the Easter Story was fully told. Judas, Pontious Pilot and Jesus along with his disciples all feature in the story but Judas telling Pontious Pilot, Jesus being nailed to the cross and his resurrection all seemed very rushed and to me these are the important part of Easter. However as an introduction to Easter, to be followed up by more discussion about the true meaning of Easter, this is a good book for young children.
Thank you to Michael at The School Run Forum for sending me the book to review.