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March 31, 2014

Moses and the Ten Commandments Big Book

by Mary Harwell Sayler with Bible Reviewer

When The Catholic Children’s Bible Big Book on Moses and the Ten Commandments arrived as a review copy from Saint Mary’s Press, I thought the publisher might be sending me a poster about one of their many fine publications. Instead, I found an actual Bible storybook, measuring 14” x 21” with large print and illustrations a group of children can easily see as someone holds up the book. 

To keep the teacher or classroom leader from getting a crick in the neck while reading, the back cover presents a full layout of all the inner pages and text, including a “Glossary” that defines such words as “commandment.” Or, children on a grade 2 to 3 reading level might be asked to take turns reading and turning pages while a group leader follows along behind the scene.

In addition to helping children interact with Bible people and stories, this innovative book includes the section “Guiding Comprehension Questions” to encourage participation and keep the discussion on topic and on track.