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Eight Bible stories are depicted in bright color and comic, cartoony illustrations. There is a sentence or two explaining the scene at the top, and then details to spot, mistakes to find, and questions to answer along the sides of the picture, such as, Did Noah s workmen REALLY have power tools? and How many rabbits are in the picture? Children will love scouring the illusEight Bible stories are depicted in bright color and comic, cartoony illustrations. There is a sentence or two explaining the scene at the top, and then details to spot, mistakes to find, and questions to answer along the sides of the picture, such as, Did Noah s workmen REALLY have power tools? and How many rabbits are in the picture? Children will love scouring the illustrations to find the answers and spot more amusing details in the busy artwork of Emiliano Migliardo.The stories are Noah and His Great Ark, Moses Crossing the Red Sea, Joshua and the Fall of Jericho, David and Goliath, Daniel and the Lions, Jonah and the Big Fish, Feeding the 5,000, and Man Through the Roof....

Title : Bible Stories Gone Crazy
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ISBN : 9781781281901
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 24 Pages
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Bible Stories Gone Crazy Reviews

  • Sarah Poling
    2019-06-12 13:11

    A where's Waldo style book, with 8 stories featured. As an educator, I think like a teacher first, then a Mom. So I'm sharing the publishers info, what impressed me, what I observed, and what I wonder about the book. I hope to read it more with my younger kids and add in more kid comments. Here's what the publisher tells you about the book:Bible Stories Gone Crazy!Josh Edwards & Emiliano MigliardoEight Bible stories are depicted in bright color and comic, cartoony illustrations. There is a sentence or two explaining the scene at the top, and then details to spot, mistakes to find, and questions to answer along the sides of the picture, such as, "Did Noah's workmen REALLY have power tools?" and "How many rabbits are in the picture?" Children will love scouring the illustrations to find the answers and spot more amusing details in the busy artwork of Emiliano Migliardo. The stories are Noah and His Great Ark, Moses Crossing the Red Sea, Joshua and the Fall of Jericho, David and Goliath, Daniel and the Lions, Jonah and the Big Fish, Feeding the 5,000, and Man Through the Roof.Here's what I was impressed with: Kid test-- I left it out in the living room and all of my children picked it up, and read it. So it has kid appeal! My 9 and 13 year old boys said it was fun and looked at it for maybe 1/2 an hour each. nice size book (about 9 x 12 inches). It's hard bound and the pages are stitched in. (This feature is key as a mom of boys, and many of our hard bound books the spine breaks and the pages fall out).All the pages are plastic coated, so it is durable. (Our other seek and find books all have ripped pages when you lay on a book while looking, the book looses!) So I'm impressed that this is made to last! Illustrations- I find the illustrations (comic like more than real life like) vibrant, charming, engaging, and funny. Many Bible story book illustrations the people are scary looking, and many seek and find books are so busy, adults don't like them, but this one seems balanced, busy but not overload. Bible Story Summary, each story has a short paragraph summarizing the story, and the passage is listed on the illustration. The title page suggest you look up the passages to help answer the questions. Observations:This book needs to be read to kids, a non reader wouldn't know what to look for other than a hidden teddy bear. The images mix the Bible story images with modern day images as the 'mistakes' I assume. But I think this is part of the charm and the appeal. Random fun kid things in the pictures (mermaids, hot air balloons, surf boards, lions rock climbing, big bad wolf). I think it would make talking about the book with your kids a lot of fun! And practice great higher level thinking skills, on the child's part. (concepts like analysis, evaluation). I could find the missing teddy bears. This could be a great quiet time book for a reader, and even a non-reader, could have the concepts or questions read, and search. I think this could lead to some fun book responses and spur art, reading connections, and even a writing project. (i.e. illustrate your own Bible story, and make your own mistakes, write questions. Or List 10 things that don't belong in each picture. Write a story about how the modern day (or other biblical people (moses on a surf board with the 10 commandments) items/people got to this story.) What I wonder:is there a website with answers? or to connect with the author and learn more about his mistakes? is it supposed to be dry erase? I tested a dry erase marker and it wiped off immediately. Not sure if you used a marker and left it on longer if it would come off. It says to use the Bible verses to help answer the questions, but many of the questions around the images weren't related to the story. (things like did Noah have electric tools?) But I like that many of the questions required the kids to think about current day vs. biblical times. And some of the questions you did need the Bible story to answer. Questions. I wonder if any of the kids will expect an answer key. There is a search for teddy bears in each picture, and at the end it tells you how many where in each picture. But I wonder about independent readers, and if they will look for a key. It's not your normal, seek and find book. The questions ask you to find something and then answer the question, so you aren't looking for hidden items, but for answers to questions. (and I think the 'mistakes' mentioned on the cover page, like Santa and a mexican band on the roof tops in the healing of the man through the roof story). So I wonder if people will be disappointed, that they aren't looking for a hidden item (like a highlights seek and find). Santa on the roof top. I find it funny and a random kid concept, but will some parents find it objectionable, as they don't talk about Santa in their christian home? I was given this book to review by Kregel. All ideas and responses are my own.

  • Narita
    2019-06-21 10:13

    This book is a keeper! I haven’t seen another one like it! It is recommended for ages 5-7 years but I would stretch it both ways and make it ages 3-10 years! So many things I like about this book. On the practical side, it is a little bit bigger than an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper. Usually I prefer books for children to be smaller so they can hold them, but in this case I appreciate the larger size. The book will probably be laying on a flat surface while the children look over the pictures! The whole book is super sturdy, but I was impressed with the thickness and glossiness of the pages. Crayon would not mark on them, and regular markers just beaded up and wiped off. (Yes I tested it!)There are 7 Old Testament Stories and 2 New Testament. Each story is one illustration across two pages. At the top of the page are 3 or 4 sentences summarizing the Bible story. These are similar to Where’s Waldo but made for little eyes to hunt and find. I found there are just enough pictures to make it interesting and challenging but not so many that they would become overwhelmed. The illustrations are comical and in super bright colors. Around the edge of the pages are pictures of characters for them to locate and funny questions. In teaching young children for the past 41 years, I have found obviously silly questions get their attention and make them think about what they are learning. It also helps them gain confidence in being able know the right answer. In addition it also adds to the fun!A scripture reference is included near the bottom of the page, so you can read the actual biblical account. I plan to read the scripture then do then do the activity. For very young children you might want to read the from a Bible Story book. A book you will want to own!I received this book free from Kregel Publications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I stated are my own.

  • James
    2019-06-03 14:12

    Bible Stories Gone Crazy! is a Where's Waldo style kid's book which pictures Bible stories all wrong Noah's Ark has a sizable, modern construction crew. The parting of the red sea depicts surfers and other water enthusiasts. The destruction of Jericho has a big bad wolf, a wrecking ball, lego blocks and KISS. The David and Goliath story has water guns a hotdog stand, and a world war II plane, The angels in the lion's den with Daniel are circus trainers and the lion are engaged in a range of recreational activities. Jonah and the Monster fish, the feeding of the five thousand and the paraplegic man let down through the roof have equally ridiculous depictions. And of course each of these stories have teddy bears hidden in the scene. Josh Edwards and Illustrator Emiliano Migliardo have teamed up to help children learn about the Bible stories in this activity based kids book. Each picture has stuff to find, (i.e. different animals, people, activities) and fun things to look at. They also include the scriptural references to each story so that you can talk to your kids about what is right about the picture and what is just plain silly.I have three kids that have enjoyed this book. My four-year-old likes to look at the pictures and find stuff; my six-year-old is better at it and likes to talk about is off about the pictures. My eight-year-old enjoys the book but was initially disturbed that the author and illustrator could mess up these stories so completely. All and all the kids like and it is a fun, non-serious way to get them to engage with the Bible. The illustrations are cartoony and fun and another plus is the durable glossy pages which thus far have survived my seven-month-old. I give this four stars.Note: I received this book in exchange for my honest review from Kregel Publications and Candle Books.

  • Sarah
    2019-06-09 10:56

    I enjoy interesting ways of presenting Biblical truths to my children and when Bible Stories Gone Crazy popped up to be reviewed I knew I wanted a copy for my home. The overall goal is to get children interested in learning more about the Bible and the history inside, so Scripture references are given so that children and adults can easily find the real account of what is going on in the pictures. There are also many mistakes in Emiliano’s drawings, and while some may take offense of some characters that resemble KISS in a book on the Bible, for us it was humorous because my husband enjoyed KISS. There are questions around the picture such as “Did a rock band really play when the walls fell down?”, obviously for the adults the answer is no, but the goal is to get children digging into the Word, and for non-churched children this book will have a way of resonating with them.Children should also be on the look out for all the teddy bears hidden through out the book – an answer guide in the back will tell how many bears are to be found in which story. The heavy laminated pages are durable and can withstand some heavy use and are very smooth, which may be appealing to children who have sensory issues. The hardcover book lays flat when opened to allow full viewing of all the pages and their illustrations, which is great for children who may get frustrated at not being able to see the whole picture. All three of my children, ages 13, 11 and 9 enjoy looking at this book and it kept two of them busy in the back seat on our eight hour drive to vacation. I definitely recommend this book to really get children of all ages engaged with the Bible and all the history of the Christian and Jewish faith that is contained within.**I was given a copy of this book from Kregel in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.

  • Victor Gentile
    2019-05-31 12:19

    Josh Edward, Author, & Emiliano Migliardo, Illustrator, in their new book “Bible Stories Gone Crazy!” published by Lion Hudson gives us Eight Bible stories depicted in bright color and comic, cartoony illustrations.From the back cover: Did Noah have electric tools and cement mixers? Did the Israelites really have surfboards?Here’s a bunch of Bible stories illustrated more crazily than you can imagine!Can you find all the artist’s jokes and deliberate mistakes?Emiliano Migliardo has illustrated, with his wonderful artwork, eight Bible stories presented by Josh Edward. This was great fun for me so I can only imagine how much more fun it will be for children. Not only are the stories told but there is the added benefit of items that do not belong in the art. Surfboards, Frankfurter Cart, Boy Scouts eating Smore’s around a campfire and in each story. Then in every picture there is Teddy, the teddy bear, that you have to find and sometimes he is in there more than once. The stories are Noah and His Great Ark, Moses Crossing the Red Sea, Joshua and the Fall of Jericho, David and Goliath, Daniel and the Lions, Jonah and the Big Fish, Feeding the 5,000, and Man Through the Roof. This book will provide hours of entertainment and a great way to teach the Bible stories to your children. I recommend this book highly and look forward to more from Mr Edward and Migliardo.Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Lion Hudson. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  • Lauren Yarger
    2019-06-20 08:13

    When I review young children's books, I always do so with a mind toward whether one of my little nephews might enjoy it. After all, the test of a kids' book is whether or not kids like it as much as I enjoy reading it with them."Bible Stories Gone Crazy" is a winner, because all three (ages 6 and under) can enjoy it together or separately. A larger sized hardcover book, "Bible Stories Gone Crazy" offers a sort of "Where's Waldo" learning environment where kids can enjoy finding goofy mistakes in drawings depicting bible stories."Did Noah have electric tools and cement mixers? Did the Israelites really have surfboards," asks the book. But among the silliness and the complex, colorful drawings are some more serious questions bordering the pages, like, "how many pairs of animals are there?" or "Do you know why the king threw Daniel into the pit of Lions?" that teach kids math and reasoning skills as well as some bible history.Stories highlighted include Noah and the Ark, Moses and the Exodus, Joshua and the Wall of Jericho, David and Goliath, Daniel and the Lion's Den, Jonh and the Whale and the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes. There is quite a lot packed into this book for hours of learning fun.One complaint. Perhaps I received a damaged copy, but several of the plastic-covered pages were creased and the stitching binding the book together doesn't allow pages to lie flat to facilitate exploring the drawings for hidden mistakes.A copy of the book was provided by the publisher.

  • Amanda
    2019-06-25 12:54

    Do you remember the days of Where's Waldo books from when you were a kid? My kids have a couple of I Spy books by scholastic that they love to find all the objects in. Candle books has come out with a fun search book that involves your favorite Bible stories. There are 8 fun stories for your children, ages 5-7 years old, to explore.My kids have absolutely loved looking at this book. Each 2 page spread tells the story of the picture depicted, and then along the edge of the pages are questions whose answers are found in the picture. Now these pages aren't just filled with fun pictures from the famous Bible story, but are filled with things that funny and are obviously not from that time period history. I liked the pages of this book. They are great because they are thick and have a glossy feel to them that almost makes me wonder if dry erase markers could be used on it. And sure enough, when I tried it out, it worked and erased well!If you're looking for a fun new book to keep your kids occupied for long periods of time, pick up Candle Books new book Bible Stories Gone Crazy!***I received this book for free from Kregel Publications in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

  • Kristin
    2019-06-01 13:52

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This is such a cute book. It features of the most well-known stories of the Bible that children have probably been exposed to. The pages are thick, but not board book thick, laminated and durable, so they will stand up to some pretty rough handling, even with sticky little fingers. The binding is sewn, not glued, to make it more durable from tearing. Each story is two pages, with an easy to read summary of the story and has a reference to where exactly you can find the entire story in the Bible. The illustration is in a cute, bright, fun format. Each story has 10 questions to get the child involved in really seeing the illustrations, and thinking for themselves. Also, at the end of the book, which I didn’t even notice till my 6 year old pointed it out to me, there’s sort of an Easter Egg Hunt for a certain animal that I’m not going to disclose here. That made it even more fun, and made it so that we would go back and look for those too.Overall, this is such a fantastic book for kids to get them to really delve deeply into these stories.

  • Brenda
    2019-05-29 12:56

    Bible Stories Gone Crazy is a book that will hold your youngsters attention as they look for the hidden objects in each picture. There are plenty of funny mistakes that aren't so easy to find, and the Bible verses that are included with the stories are sure to have your youngster wanting to look the story up in their Bible so that they can answer the questions included. While some of the questions are just funny, others really ask serious questions about the story they are included in. I think my favorite stories were Moses and the Miracle Escape and Jesus Feeds a Huge Crowd. Along with the mistakes the author also includes a challenge to find all the teddies in each story. Colorfully illustrated, this book will certainly capture your childs eye and imagination,but it's also a book that will make them concentrate as they are looking for the various hidden objects in the stories. I hard back book that should withstand many hours of use. If your youngsters are a fan of hidden object books then this is one that they will certainly enjoy.A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

  • Mymcbooks
    2019-05-28 08:09

    My Review: The Bible Stories Gone Crazy consist of series of stories like Noah and his Great Ark, Moses ad the Miracle Escape, Joshua Destroys Jericho, Daniel in the Pit of Lions, Jonah and the Monster Fish, Jesus Feeds a Huge Crowd and the Man Through the Roof!. Each illustrations depicting dozens or more people doing a variety of amusing things at a given location with bible verses and questions. Like, Did Noah have glass windows in the ark? Can you find Moses? What’s he carrying? Who gave Jesus his lunch? And so on.Children will not only enjoy reading this book but enjoy taking an adventure with each charater as they make their way finding all the artist’s jokes and deliberate mistakes. This book is comically illustrated by Emiliano Migliardo.FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

  • Maureen Timerman
    2019-06-06 13:14

    From the moment the book arrived the boys wanted to read this beautifully illustrated book, especially once the first page was turned and they saw the guys with hard hats building Noah’s Ark.The author quickly brought bible stories to life and the boys were full of questions, and were asking good questions, and enjoying the humor that made them think. We had a carnival hawker selling rocks at the story of Little David Beats Goliath or another example that made them laugh was a picnic in the whales mouth and hot air balloons in the Jonah and the Monster Fish, they took turns picking out the funny happening, all the while remembering the real story.This has become a favorite, and it seems there is always something new to find here. Highly recommend this one for you book collection.I received this book through Kregel Blogger Book Tours, and was not required to give a positive review.

  • Stacie Wyatt
    2019-06-22 06:59

    I received Bible Stories Gone Crazy!, in exchange for honest and unbiased review. The book was written by Josh Edwards and illustrated by Emiliano Migliardo. The book is a children's book. The book reminds me of a hidden object puzzles mixed with where's waldo, except the pages are glossy and has the ability to be written on. Your kids will learn about the bible, while also sharpening eye coordination skills.In the book, the author provides a summary of a bible story. The kids also have to find a teddy bear in each scene, along with the mistakes, not found in the bible. Each page also has a bible verse to help you find the mistakes. Each page also has questions for reflection, such as Do you think Noah really painted the ark?I liked this book because my kids love to write, I mean scribble. I can read them the summary and they can have at it with a dry erase marker.