Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Tales by Kelly Pulley

The Magnificent Tales series are fun to read out loud, rhyming Bible stories with amazing art and clear lessons. Parents and grandparents won't cringe when asked to read these stories over for the one-hundredth time. Vibrant illustrations that even today's media-deluged kids will find entertaining.
Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical TImes contains a collection of engaging Bible stories that have been written in fun-to-read rhyme and meter with a bit of humor mixed in. These are stories that the whole family will enjoy, so parents and grandparents won't grow tired of reading and re-reading them night after night. The humorous, contemporary illustrations will keep even kids from the Sponge Bob Square Pants generation laughing out loud while they learn important biblical messages.
Born in Indiana, Kelly Pulley has called Middle Tennessee home for the past sixteen years. He began his career as a graphic artist in a leading sportswear screen-printing company in his hometown. He remained in that industry for seventeen years before taking a full-time position illustrating the Beginner's Bible series of books. Currently, he works from home freelance illustrating as well as writing and illustrating children's picture books. When he's not working, he's spending time with his four children or riding his bicycle, enjoying the beautiful Middle TN countryside.

Here's my review of this treasure of a book:

First, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Kelly Pulley and his publisher for sending me a copy of "Rhythmical Rhymes in Biblical Times" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

'Rhythmical Rhymes of Biblical Times' by Kelly Pulley is a colorful hard cover anthology of Bible story poems.  Presented beautifully with full color illustrations on nearly every page, these 20 tales are quite engaging when read aloud.  The lyrical nature of the writing makes these stories almost like songs, so don’t be surprised if you hear your children reciting passages from the book.  The pages are thick and this is a well-crafted volume.  It will stand up to years of page turning.  This will be one of the treasures I keep to read to my grandchildren.  It will give them a good start toward learning about God and Scripture.

The biggest drawback I see is that there aren’t more stories included in the book.  I suppose that means that other volumes can be written and collected.  I look forward to seeing more books like this.

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