Queen Esther is brave! When she hears of an evil plan to hurt the Jews in the kingdom, the queen must go to the king and fight for her people. Will her faith and trust in God give her the courage to ask for help?
This is a Level Two I Can Read! book, which means it’s perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. It aligns with guided reading level J and will be of interest to children Pre-K to 4th grade.
|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.
|Publish Date||Apr 7, 2015|
|Series||I Can Read! / Adventure Bible|
- Review by Cindy
- Review by Zac
I think illustrations are important to a book for kids. I enjoyed the illustrations in this book.
I enjoyed the overall story as well. I think it is important to remember that this book is written for kids, so it doesn’t include every detail. I think the title is important because the focus of this story was on the bravery of Esther.
Overall, I was happy with this book. I enjoyed the story and the illustrations. I think I would have liked this book as a young reader and would have been happy to be able to read it.
*I received a free copy of this product to facilitate this review. (Posted on 5/12/2015)
- Review by Jalynn
Brave Queen Esther, is a book perfect for the 4-8 age group. It is also a level 2 reading book, which means can be read but with help. Queen Esther is a great role model for young girls.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review through my participation through the Z Blog Squad.
(Posted on 5/7/2015)
- Review by The IE Mommy
I like that the title Brave Queen Esther included the word brave because she WAS brave and all girls should be taught this and encouraged to be the same! In a world of Disney Princesses it's nice to have a real life example of bravery and integrity for little girls to look up to.
I think Paige expected to see carriages and balls and all the things that royalty do in her view so it was a nice opportunity to really talk about a Queen, her job and her reality.
This is a longer and more detailed version of the story than we've read before and it opened the door to a lot of great conversations. At the end we meet Esther and Mordecai in more detail and like my son, she really liked the "Did You Know" section. In fact, I learned something new here as well! (Posted on 4/26/2015)
- Review by Sally
Esther is one of my favorite Bible stories. The story of Esther is written in easy to understand format, telling the reason Easter was chosen to be Queen of a non-Jewish King. It tells how her faith in God helps to save her people, even though it was dangerous for her to do so. This beautifully illustrated and simply written book is sure to delight your child and if you are reading it to them it will remind you that God is in control of every aspect of our lives and will guide us in all things if we let Him.
Since little girls love stories about queens “Esther” is sure to be a favorite. I would highly recommend this book for any child ages 4-8
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, Z Blog Squad 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 4/24/2015)
- Review by April
The pictures are wonderful to bring this Bible story to life. I also am glad that this story did not go into detail how Haman was put to death... I will save those details once my children are old enough! I will keep the G rated stories a priority for my young children.
I mentioned comparing this book to having courage but I also think you can discuss standing up to bullies, following the path God has for you life, having wisdom in a very tricky situation, and fearless faith in trusting God when Esther could have faced death.
This book is a must have for your library to continue to raise your children knowing and understanding Bible stories! (Posted on 4/23/2015)
- Review by InkBlotsbyTRD.blogspot.com
Brave Queen Esther is a re-telling of the story of Esther (also known as Hadassah). The original story can be found in the Bible in the book of Esther. The re-telling of this story is done well, is easy to understand, and is accompanied by big, colorful illustrations.
At the end of Brave Queen Esther is a page containing "People of the Bible" (which has illustrations of Esther and Mordecai accompanied by Esther 4:14) and "Did You Know?" (which gives details about the festival of Purim).
The I Can Read! / Adventure Bible series are categorized as reading level 2 ("Reading with Help") and the stories do not feel "choppy" like you might find in some learn-to-read books. With a retail price under $4 per book, I find these books to be a great value.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 4/21/2015)
- Review by Dianna
The Adventure Bible has put these books together to make it easy for your child to be able to learn the Bible stories for themselves without having to be overwhelmed by the size of the Bible. These easy reader versions of the story are a great bite sized way to introduce your kids to some of the most popular stories in the Bible and can open the door to great discussion between you and your children.
I recommend these to parents with kids between ages 4-8 or who have younger children that are ready for more than just picture books.
*I received a copy in exchange for my honest opinion. (Posted on 4/17/2015)