Friday, July 3, 2015
Brave Queen Esther, Pictures by David Miles
This is an I Can Read Level 2 Zonderkidz book.
It was perfect. My almost 8-year-old niece was here when I got the book. She promptly sat down and read it to my 4-month old daughter. The reading level was perfect for her. Some of the words she had a hard time with like Haman, but then who wouldn't with some of these names. My daughter liked the book too, but that was because it was a nice size to grab and hold and is also very colorful.
As far as the story line itself--it was pretty accurate. There were some details left out that are somewhat integral to the story, but for the sake of the young readers it makes sense to leave out. Things like Esther not having a choice about marrying the king or the gallows that had been prepared for Mordecai. I would say the gist of the story was accurate. The pictures were very bright and colorful and corresponded well to the story line. I did find it a little intriguing that Esther was often pictured with pet peacocks, but then had a peacock veil as well.
I would recommend this book to others; I will read it to my daughter, but I do want her to hear the whole story too as she becomes old enough to fully understand
This book was given me by Book Look Bloggers for the purpose of reading and writing a review on it. All opinions expressed are my own.
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