Monday, November 4, 2013

Animal Print Collection Bible

Genre:  Bible
Publisher:  Zonderkidz
Publication Date:  August 20, 2013
Rating:  3.5 Out of 5  Good
PROS:  Smaller size for little hands; Colorful and eye catching covers

CONS:   Small print
The Animal Print Collection Bible is perfect for tween hands!  Not only is it easy for them to hold, it's a great size for carrying and transporting back and forth from church services!  Roughly 5” x 7” in size, this would even fit perfectly in a handbag or small tote! 

The covers are eye catching, made to look like different animal prints.  Italian duo-tone, there are several styles to pick from.; a pink leopard print, a black and white zebra print, and a blue and brown giraffe print.  Tween and teen girls will be drawn to the wonderful covers, and there is even an elastic closure to keep the Bible closed!  No more bent soft covers from putting them in your purse!

The NIV has become one of the bestselling versions on the market today.  It's easy enough for children to read and understand, but yet does not lose it's meaning in the translation.  Another great aspect I loved?  The lay-flat ability of the Bible while reading the pages.  There is nothing worse for a  reader then the pages flopping back and forth as they are exploring the chapters.  Guess what else?  The little ribbon used to keep your place or mark where you left off?  Brightly colored to match the outside animal print of the Bible!  Every little detail was captured to enhance the beauty of this book.

While the size is perfect for transportability, the downside to this is that the print is awfully small.  While this may not be an issue with older teens who have been reading longer, younger ones may find themselves squinting as they try to read the words.  These would make great gift Bibles to be used for carrying back and forth from church, but you may want something a little bigger for studying at home.

This is a typical Bible from Zondervan, with everything included we have come to expect from them.  The beginning of the Bible has a table of contents for a quick page reference for the specific book you are looking for.  There are 2 ways for tweens/teens to look up the books; first using the contents page which is divided by the Old and New Testament, or by looking on the contents page that is structured alphabetically.  The back of the Bible has a page for the Table of Weights and Measurements, for those children that like to dive deeper and know the specific facts!  Giving this Bible as a gift?  There is a colorful first page where you can write the child's name, date given, and who is was given by!
**I was give copies of this product in exchange for my honest review**

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