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.
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.
|Publish Date||Dec 30, 2014|
|Series||I Can Read! / Adventure Bible|
- Review by Zac
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 2/17/15)
- Review by Cindy
- Review by Jalynn
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 1/19/15)
- Review by Jackie
- Review by Sally
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 1/15/15)
- Review by thatbaldchick
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 1/13/15)
- Review by The IE Mommy
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 12/30/14)