First, I was surprised that it was so big. It has a slightly padded hard cover and is about 11" long. I love that it doesn't easily get lost in the pile of books. Then I was pleased with the illustrations. They're really well done, lifelike but child-friendly, not to cartoony but not too realistic. Playful is a good word to describe the illustrations.
The stories, however, are what sold me on this book. I expected them to to not be 5 minutes but actually a bit longer. And in reality, they are 5 minutes or less. Somehow, even in their brevity, they still manage to include all the high points of the stories and give an accurate, abridged version of these famous stories. What I really love is how every story has a short prayer and at least one comprehension question. This opens the door to discussion with Gracey and also gives us a practical application in the prayer.
Well done! If you're looking for an easy way to add a little more Bible to your child's repertoire, this book is for you.
The opinions herein are my own, but I was provided a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.