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A Father's Love

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A Father’s Love is a level two I Can Read! retelling of the familiar Bible story of a father’s love for his child. Young readers learn about God’s love as a reflection of a father’s love, acceptance, and forgiveness. This is part of the I Can Read! series based on the bestselling NIV Adventure Bible.
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A Father’s Love is a level two I Can Read! based on the NIV Adventure Bible. In it, young readers learn about how great a father’s love can be for his child. At this read-alone level, newly independent readers follow a young man who decides to go out on his own, with his inheritance. He wastes his money and makes bad choices but eventually realizes that home and family are more important than anything. When he goes home to make amends, his father welcomes his son home with open arms and joy.

Written for the newly independent reader, vocabulary and content is at a more advanced reading level, making this series appropriate for children almost ready for their first chapter books.

This I Can Read! series of Bible stories makes use of the unique features found in the NIV Adventure Bible such as “People in Bible Times” and “Words to Treasure”.

Content aligns with the Common Core Standards for informational reading.

Contributor(s) David Miles
About the Contributor(s) David Miles

Born and raised in Michigan, David spent his childhood sloshing through creek beds, climbing trees, and creating numerous baked goods.  That spirit of adventure and curiosity often finds its way into his illustrations through quirky characters and hidden surprises.  After spending a decade in Philadelphia and New York pursuing his artistic dreams, David has moved back to the familiar surroundings of Michigan.  Now, when he's not drawing and painting he still enjoys a good romp through the woods.


UPC 025986732400
ISBN-10 0310732409
ISBN-13 9780310732402
Publish Date Dec 30, 2014
Weight (lbs) 0.1400
Height 9.00
Width 6.00
Length 32
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $3.99
Series I Can Read! / Adventure Bible
Format Paperback
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Zac
Overall Rating
Growing up, I remember the I Can Read! series. I really like how Zondervan is releasing Christian versions of these. I particularly enjoyed A Father's Love. I really liked the illustrations. Even from the cover, I felt like this was going to be a good book. I think many kids will enjoy the illustrations.

On the inside front cover, there is a spot to write the child’s name. This may be in other books, but this is the first time I noticed it. I think this is really cool as it is not just a place to write the name of the child the book belongs to, but I think it can be a cool incentive for them to learn to read the book. I think parents can let children write their name in the book, or the parent can do it after the child reads the book. This can act as a “certificate.”

I think the story fit very close to the Bible. The thing to keep in mind is that this is a retelling, so it isn’t 100% word for word what the Bible says, but is presented in a way kids will understand and get the biblical message.

I would be happy to have this book in my collection for my child to have and I really like what Zondervan did with this book. I found the illustrations to be very well done and have a modern look and feel. I am excited for more books to be released in this series.

*I received a free copy of this book to facilitate this review. (Posted on 2/17/2015)
Review by Cindy
Overall Rating
A great tool, using a Bible story for an I Can Read book! I was excited to see these offered because I knew I would be sharing them with my nephew.The story is great for his reading level and it is also sharing God's Word. The artwork is eye-catching and very well done. There is nothing to not like about this wonderful storybook. 4.5 stars from this reviewer. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. (Posted on 2/7/2015)
Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
A very popular Bible story for adults as well as children is the story of the Prodigal Son. To summarize, it is a story of a son that thought that he could make it on his own out in the world without the help of his father. But after much trial and error, he realized that he would never make it without the love and protection of his father's love. This story is to be compared to Our Father God & His love for us. He tries to get us to realize time and time again, that without Him we will never survive in this world. This world is not our true home, and as a result we should not want to be a part of it. This book is a level two, in the I Can Read series, so an early reader should be able to read it with some help. Perfect for the 4-8 age group, but also can be read aloud to a younger group.

The Adventure Bible books are exquisitely drawn and illustrated. The full color illustrations are also something my son and I enjoy as we read along.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from my participation in the Z Blog Squad. (Posted on 1/19/2015)
Review by Jackie
Overall Rating
A Father's Love is an age appropriate retelling of the story of the Prodigal Son. The illustrations are colorful and appealing. The retelling of the story is accurate and clearly conveys the message Jesus told in this parable. At the beginning and the end of the book, Luke 15:32 is written to reinforce that these are not just nice stories but messages from the Bible. (Posted on 1/16/2015)
Review by Sally
Overall Rating
This is a beautifully written and illustrated “I can read book” is a story about the Prodigal Son. This book is for ages 4-7, but younger children will be delighted with the colorful illustrations. This is a wonderful story in easy-to-read and understand format. It reinforces how the love between a child and their parents can overcome problems resulting in forgiveness. It also reinforces that our actions be it good or bad, always has consequences.

If you are not familiar with the “I can read” books…these books help your child by reinforcing their reading skills. These particular books also help with the spiritual guidance of your young child.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, for an honest review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 1/15/2015)
Review by thatbaldchick
Overall Rating
My son enjoyed this book. We've talked about the story of the prodigal son before and he was glad that the father loved his son, no matter what. He easily applied that to God, and said "just like God will love us no matter what."

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): As a member of the Z Blog Squad, I received the aforementioned product from Zondervan to facilitate this review. (Posted on 1/13/2015)
Review by The IE Mommy
Overall Rating
This year watching Reed learn to read in first grade has been such a joy! I love reading with my sweet boy and having him read to me. Lately he started reading to his younger sister and brother and it's just the most precious thing ever! And a nice break for mom I must say!

We really like the I Can Read books from Zonderkidz. The books go in steps depending upon the readers ability. Reed quickly moved through step 1 and is now onto step 2.

As a Christian mom, of course I want my kids to read the Bible as much as possible and for kids, it starts with the popular Bible Stories! One of the stories he read on his own was A Father's Love, the story of the prodigal son.

This was his first step 2 book and he was super proud of being able to read it himself. I really like the sense of accomplishment reading the step books gives to kids. I also like that these stories are Biblically accurate, yet put into easier language for young kids to understand.

The pictures in this book are very much what Reed likes with great colors and cartoon like characters.

As the story in the Bible, A Father's Love is a great message of love, hope and forgiveness. This is a lesson I want my kids to know and understand at a young age so that they will carry it with them in their hearts and never forget A Father's Love. (Posted on 12/29/2014)

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