A Father’s Love
Illustrated by David Miles
Published by ZonderKidz
A Father’s Love is a level two I Can Read! based on the NIV Adventure Bible—the number one Bible for kids. In this retelling of the story of the prodigal son, newly independent readers learn about how great a father’s love can be as they follow a young man who goes out on his own and wastes his inheritance. With engaging illustrations and age-appropriate vocabulary, this series is great for children almost ready for their first chapter books.
A Father’s Love is a great version of the prodigal son to have for the kids. As with Moses Leads the People, which I reviewed last year, this book has nice and bright illustrations that my kids enjoyed looking at. At a level 2 reading level, this book is still a tiny bit advanced for my children to read on their own but my son is able to read it with me helping with unfamiliar words.
A Father’s Love doesn’t follow the Biblical account exactly. It tells of the younger son deciding to return to his father and ask forgiveness but it doesn’t say how he asked to work as a servant. Moreover, A Father’s Love doesn’t depict the older son’s jealousy or anger; he is shown to be merely curious as to why the father is making a big celebration after having been hurt by the younger son and the older one is shown smiling with his brother.
Still, the point of the story is there. Jesus is thrilled when we come to Him because He loves us, no matter what.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book to review from booklookbloggers.com. I was not obligated to provide a positive review; my opinions are honest and my own.