The Story of Easter: Read and Share

The Story of Easter: Read and Share

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Overview

From the Read and Share Bible brand, this retelling of the Easter story is explained in a way that helps young children understand the life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus.

The story of Christ's last week is carefully told in a way that teaches children about the amazing gift Jesus gave us. Events include His triumphant entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through His appearance to the disciples and His ascension.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400308552
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 01/08/2008
Series: Read and Share (Tommy Nelson) Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 485,271
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Gwen Ellis has been writing and editing all kinds of books for many years. HerRead and Share Bible
and its ancillary products have sold over one million units. She has also written numerous books for Reader’s Digest
children’s division and a redo of Streams in the Desert for Zonderkidz.
Gwen is fierce in her endeavor to communicate the Word of God to kids, and she is the proud mother of two adult children and two wonderful grandchildren.

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The Story of Easter: Read and Share 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Mademoiselle71 More than 1 year ago
This book, The Story of Easter, certainly did not disappoint my kindergarten age son or I. The book starts with the procession of Palm Sunday, with Jesus riding on the donkey, then takes the reader through Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and finally Easter Sunday. I was quite impressed with the close to truth telling of the story, as it is sometimes difficult to tell this story to children. It is written in a simple, yet truthful manner for all to understand. The illustrations are also a plus, giving the reader an often needed visual (yet not too scary with the events of Good Friday). I entirely recommend this book for all families who have small children and want to explain a bit fuller the truths and events of Holy Week.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Story of Easter is a beautifully illustrated hardback book with Gwen Ellis retelling the timeless Easter story truths from the Bible. This book is perfect for young children to understand the true meaning of Easter, and even includes a dvd for them to watch to reinforce the story! The story comes from the best-selling Read and Share Bible, and is based on the International Children's Bible. Each section of the story references relevant scripture. Children will love to read this book year after year!
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Teresa_Konopka More than 1 year ago
"The Story of Easter" by Gwen Ellis and illustrated by Steve Smallman is a delightful children's book in the Read and Share collection. It tells the story of Easter in easy to understand terms, with plenty of pictures for little ones to look at. Some Bible verses are even given (reference, not exact quotations) so kids can feel the urge to look them up. At the end of the book, there is even a part where kids see pictures of the Easter story and can put them in order chronologically. Also, a DVD is included that uses 3D graphics that look almost like clay figurines to narrate the story of Easter plus a few other New Testament stories. The only thing left out if that the author says Jesus resurrected and showed Himself to women--the women are not named as they are in the Bible. Overall, this is a book that will make readers want to purchase the other Read and Share editions. http://brb.thomasnelson.com/reviews/blogger/2503
pandorasjen More than 1 year ago
I was anxious for this book to come, because as a new Christian I don't really know how to explain Easter to my children without being to graphic for a four year old. When I got the book, I read through it first before reading it to my son Daemon. I was impressed with the way the book was laid out. It was broken up into short chapters with bright illustrations on each page. Perfect for keeping the interest of small children. Then at the end of the book they added a section called "Can you retell the story" and had all the illustrations from the book mixed up so children can go through the pictures and try to recall the story themselves. I thought this was a great learning tool. The thing I was most worried about was how they were going to approach the death of Jesus. The book approached it very matter-of-fact. They told what happened, left out the more 'gory' and upsetting details and explained in a little blurb at the bottom of the page that the day Jesus died was a very sad day but God still had a wonderful plan. Overall I was very impressed with this book. It was very age appropriate but still conveyed the message of Easter in a way that children can grasp it. I enjoyed the book, but more importantly my four year old son enjoyed the book. I recieved a free copy of this book to review from booksneeze.com. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not required to give a positive review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read The Story of Easter, Retold by Gwen Ellis and Illustrated by Steve Smallman. This is a children's book, and includes a DVD with short videos related to the story of Easter, coloring pages and Trailers like "Hermies and Friends "Skeeter". The book is based on the story of Easter as told in the Bible. Each scene in the story is referenced by the passage in the Bible that it can be found. It's a wonderful book that explains the truths of Christ's last days on the earth in a way easily understood by younger children. I was surprised at the level of detail that was included in such a simple book. I liked how this book was clear in presenting the message it intended. The illustrations are colorful and pull the reader into the story; to capture so much emotion on simple cartoon characters. I would definitely recommend this book. What a great book to share with your young ones. I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Belleza More than 1 year ago
I read The Story of Easter, Retold by Gwen Ellis and Illustrated by Steve Smallman. This is a children's book, and includes a DVD with short videos related to the story of Easter. The book is based on the story of Easter as told in the Bible. It starts with the request of a donkey colt by Jesus and tell the story of how He went from that point to His death and into Heaven. Each scene in the story is referenced by the passage in the Bible that it can be found. It also as a "thinker" box that asks a question or makes a statement to help promote discussion. This book is for children as young as 3, but with the "thinker" boxes it can easily be utilized with older children as well. I liked how this book was clear in presenting the message it intended. The illustrations are colorful and pull the reader into the story. I liked that there was the basic part of the story for young children, but also challenging things for older children to think about and discuss with a parent or mentor. The DVD that came with the book contains illustrations and animations parallel to the book. The stories are accurate with what the Bible says and are short and easy to understand. The DVD is more appropriate for older children, and a great bonus to the book.
wendiwinn More than 1 year ago
the set up of the book is great. easy to read. big "chapter" titles, followed by verse references. the illustrations are relevant and appropriately focus on each chapter's story. in the back of the book, there is a "can you retell the story" section filled with scrambled pictures. i loved this part. my daughter was able to point out the pictures in sequence and retell the story. short dvd is included. it's only 18 minutes long - but that's plenty with younger kids who don't sit still. i received this complimentary book from thomas nelson publishers - specifically for review.
Amy126 More than 1 year ago
The Story of Easter retold by Gwen Ellis and Illustrated by Steve Smallman is a wonderful book that explains the truths of Christ's last days on the earth in a way easily understood by younger children. My four year old daughter loved the Story of Christmas written by the same author and this book is in the same vein: clear, simple stories, included DVD of the story, ideas of topics to talk about with your children, and a great section at the back with assorted pictures from the story without the words so your child can tell the story back to you. My favorite part of this book is the illustrations. I love the way Mr. Smallman is able to capture so much emotion on simple, non threatening cartoon characters. The story encompasses so much emotion - from the very happiest of happy to the lowest of low - and the illustrator was able to capture those emotions in his drawings in such a way that it was very clear to my daughter how the people were affected by the events of the death, burrial, and resurrection of Christ. For anyone hunting for a Biblically based retelling of the Easter story for their children, I would definitely recommend this book. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
hannahann More than 1 year ago
The Story of Easter Retold by Gwen Ellis The Story of Easter retold by Gwen Ellis is an easy to read and to understand accounting of the resurrection of Christ. The book is divided into sections beginning with Jesus' donkey ride into Jerusalem. The Story takes the reader through the Crucifixion of Jesus to Jesus going into Heaven. My four year old listened to me read it and then could easily answer questions and retell the story herself. The Crucifixion part is retold in a gentle way as to convey the message but not the gore. I give this book an A++. As a bonus the book comes with a companion DVD. The DVD goes through the chapters of the book and then adds a few other stories from the Bible. The Bible characters are portrayed in a fun but loving way that attracts a child's attention. We watched it over and over. The DVD also includes fun games for children to play on the computer. I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com http://BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my twin 7-year-old sons as a way to explain the story of Easter. I was surprised at the level of detail that was included in such a simple book. The book covered Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas' betrayal, Pilate's judgement, Jesus' crucifixion and entombment, the Resurrection, and the Ascension. That's a lot of info packed into a book that took about 10 minutes to read, and which had plenty of helpful illustrations. I liked this book so much that I read it to the students in my boys' religious education class. It explained the events surrounding Easter even better than the class textbook.
lapd00duke More than 1 year ago
What a great book to share with your young ones who are celebrating their first Easter.