Review of My Rhyme-Time Bible for Little Ones by Donna Clark Goodrich

It’s the day after Thanksgiving–only one more month before Christmas!

But if someone on your Christmas list is between three and six years old, may I suggest a beautiful Bible storybook–in rhyme?


My Rhyme-Time Bible for Little Ones is gorgeously illustrated. It features the biblical heroes and events that captivate children:

  • the creationrhyme-time
  • Noah’s ark
  • God’s promise to Abraham
  • Joseph, whose brothers were so mean to him, yet he gave them food when they were starving
  • Moses, the baby in a basket who became a great leader
  • Ruth, who left her home to support her mother-in-law
  • Samuel, who becomes a great prophet
  • David, who fought a giant
  • Queen Esther, who saved her people
  • the birth of Jesus
  • Jesus’ miracles
  • the disciples
  • Peter, who denied Jesus, and then spent the rest of his life telling people about him

Goodrich retells these stories in rhyme. I am very fond of rhyming books for children, if they are as well-done as this one is. In my opinion, repeatedly reading rhymes to children helps them recall the words, and encourages them to read for themselves. (See Why and How to Read to Your Baby.)

donna-clark-goodrichGoodrich is well-known among the Christian writing world, and (full disclosure) is a good friend of mine, as well as a contributor to this blog. She has authored 24 books and over 700 published articles and short stories, and is hard at work writing a book for caretakers. A freelance editor and proofreader, she’s also a popular instructor at Christian writers conferences and has presented writers’ workshops across the US. Many writers owe their starts to Donna Goodrich.

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.
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1 Response to Review of My Rhyme-Time Bible for Little Ones by Donna Clark Goodrich

  1. Linda Carlblom says:

    An excellent review! This is really such a beautiful book for kids. I gave it to my grandchildren for Christmas last year. It’s a treasure!

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