Your children and grandchildren will delight in the colorful pictures and simplified writing. You'll love its durability.
Retold by Deanna Draper Buck, these abbreviated stories present twenty of the best-known scriptural accounts from the Book of Mormon, as well as an additional story of Joseph Smith and Moroni. The author retells the familiar events in “read aloud” language that will entertain as it teaches. Stories include “Lehi Was a Prophet,” “King Benjamin,” and “The People of Ammon.” Enhanced by bright, colorful illustrations, My First Book of Mormon Stories will provide many special moments for parents and grandparents of young children. This durable board book is sure to become a family treasure.
I am sad to write this review. I wanted to like this book. I bought it to help my daughter grow to love The Book of Mormon as I do, and to give her an understanding of what The Book of Morrmon teaches. The main message of this adaptation is "be kind to people". That's great and all, but The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ, and this children's book does nothing to testify of Christ, other than a mention near the end of his crucifixion and resurrection. The first I noticed the lack of Jesus is in the page on Enos where it says Enos asked for forgiveness of his sins, but we are never told that he received forgiveness and that the forgiveness comes through his faith in Christ. The next part about King Benjamin boiled down his discourse to "be nice to people", when the entire point of King Benjamin's address was to testify of Jesus Christ and our desperate need for His intercession on our behalf. Abinadi told King Noah that they do not understand the Law of Moses because it points to Christ. In this book, we get the part about the King and his priests being wicked, but nothing about how they ignored Jesus Christ's atonement. There are a few mentions in the book about so-and-so teaching about Jesus, but nothing about why they were teaching about Jesus. If the goal is to help children understand The Book of Mormon, it drastically misses the mark. It boils The Book of Mormon down to some cute stories about being kind to people, but fails to help kids grasp the glorious truth that they can repent, be forgiven, and live again forever as resurrected beings because Jesus Christ's suffering, death, and resurrection. I feel very much like this children's book left out the most plain and precious truths of The Book of Mormon that I want my daughter to know.
This book is perfect for little kids. I bought it for my almost 2 year old and he has been looking at it all day. We read two of the stories and he was very involved and loved to see the pictures. I’m planning to buy more #lfthx
We bought this book for our 1.5 yr old. He loves book! It's so cute watching him go through it and point out Jesus (even though he thinks everyone in it is Jesus). It's such a cute book to introduce them to the Book of Mormon and help him understand it.
We use this to read scriptures with our kids and it's nice because it has pictures and gives a brief version of the scripture story.
I love these books by Deanna Draper Buck. My kids received this book from their grandparents and they loved learning the Book of Mormon stories this way. The Easter Bunny brought each of them a different book in this collection for their Easter baskets, and we have a wonderful "mini scripture study" each night before bedtime. They love getting quizzed on the stories and learning how they all fit together. These books are wonderful and at a level my young kids can easily understand. I do really wish their was a prophet book or early church history book to go with this wonderful group.
This has been great for our children's scripture study!
My family has about 5 of these books now, and my kids just love them. They always want to take them to church, but they're a little heavy for that, so we save them for bedtime. They're great for "scripture study," because each page is a different story. For example, in the OT version, page 1-2 is the pre-existence, then I think the very next page is the creation, then Adam and Eve, etc. So for little ones with very little patience, they're the perfect way to introduce them to the scriptures, and then my husband and I just expound a little on each story.
It's a little much for a 2 year old; I can only read one story/page at a time. It would be great for a 2 year old if there were flaps to flip to keep her interest and she could participate in the reading process.
I am excited by this book! I have five little grandchildren that I want to be assured are taught the correct principles of the gospel. My First Book of Mormon Stories are a great way to get even the youngest minds interested in the gospel eager to learn even more. Thanks to Sister Buck and her talent for writing not down but right to their age level. Keep these books coming.