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A First Book of Jewish Bible Stories [Hardcover]

By Mary Hoffman (Author), DK Publishing (Author) & Julie Downing (Author)
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Beginning with God's creation of the world and continuing on with the introduction of Noah, Abraham, Joseph, Daniel, and Moses, an illustrated introduction to the Bible provides the groundwork for family discussions.

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An entertaining and educational introduction to Jewish Bible stories. In this beautifully illustrated picture book, seven stories from the bible are retold for the very young. Children can follow the stories in pictures while an adult reads aloud, and each page provides opportunities for shared discussion. A First Book of Jewish Bible Stories is an entertaining and delightful introduction to the teachings of the Bible.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   48
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.2" Width: 9.18" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   1.15 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2002
Publisher   DK Children
Grade Level  Pre School  
Age  4-8
ISBN  0789485044  
ISBN13  9780789485045  
UPC  635517085044  

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Ros Asquith has been a Guardian cartoonist for 20 years, and has written and illustrated over 60 books for young people, including the international bestseller, The Great Big Book of Families, with Mary Hoffman, and the Alien Schoolboy and Teenage Worrier series. She graduated from Camberwell School of Art, working as a photographer, designer and teacher before becoming a theatre critic for Time Out and the Observer, and diary writer for the TV Times. Her other titles, for Barn Owl Books, are The Roman Beanfeast and The Skiver's Guide. She has two sons and lives in north London.

MARY HOFFMAN is the internationally acclaimed author of over 100 books for children, ranging from picture books to teenage fiction. Her first picture book for Frances Lincoln, Amazing Grace, has become a classic which, with its sequels in the series, has sold 1.5 million copies worldwide. Mary's other picture books for Frances Lincoln include The Colour of Home with Karin Littlewood and An Angel Just Like Me with Cornelius van Wright, as well as the hugely successful The Great Big Book of Families, The Great Big Book of Feelings, and Welcome to the Family, all with Ros Asquith. Their next title together will be The Great Big Body Book. Mary Hoffman lives in Oxfordshire. For more information about her books visit her website:

Mary Hoffman currently resides in Oxfordshire. Mary Hoffman was born in 1945.

Mary Hoffman has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Picture Puffin Books
  2. Puffin Chapters
  3. Reading Rainbow Books

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1Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3 > General
2Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Christianity > Bible > Stories
3Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > General
4Books > Subjects > Children > Religions > Judaism
5Books > Subjects > Children > Baby-3

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Reviews - What do customers think about A First Book of Jewish Bible Stories?

bible stories  Oct 22, 2007
this book is good for preschool age. The fonts are big and there are lots of pictures inside. Also there are 6 main stories from the Torah.
Finally! A bible book for non-Christian children!  Sep 5, 2006
As a monotheist but neither Jewish nor Muslim, it has been almost impossible for me to find Bible/Religious stories to read to my 6 year old daughter. 99% of the books are Christian based, and their interpration of their "Old Testament" is either foreign to non-Christians or they see everything as proof of the existance of their christ-god. Jewish books typically focus on Jewish Holidays and their Bible books aren't really made for young children. And I have been unable to find any Islamic books that cover these classic Bible stories.

So I was thrilled when I took a chance on this book. Great pictures, age appropriate words and the stories were wonderfully told.

My only disappointment is that there are only 6 or 7 stories - and I can find no other more in the series!

Don't be misled by the title. This is not just for Jewish children. This is HIGHLY recommended for anyone of any faith who wants to teach their children some of the classic stories from Hebrew Scripture.
Beautiful book but not for bedtime reading  Jan 31, 2004
This book is a beautiful book from an illustration perspective. However, it is not for bedtime reading with young children. The stories are quite detailed, and reading verbatim will take longer than anticipated. This book is best suited for the motivated child who reads well.

As well, the book is titled as a Jewish Bible story book. However, the table of contents lists the stories as being part of the Old Testament, a clearly Christian perspective.


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