Moses and the Exodus Express by Paul Kerensa
Noah’s Car Park Ark by Paul Kerensa
My review: 5 of 5 stars
Finally! A new imaginative take on two popular bible stories. Having grown up in church and raised my children there as well, I have heard or read each of these stories a thousand times. These two books caught my attention, and children 3-6 will not only enjoy them but be able to apply them to their lives thanks to the last verse in each book that leaves an applicable life lesson as a takeaway to each story. The rhythms, rhymes and jaunty illustrations create an almost musical feel. Each tells of an important journey, and the traveling along those journeys (via a car park ark and a locomotive) comes across as exciting and adventurous. Maybe there was no train or car park in biblical times, but the creative license taken there is a refreshing and modern approach to which young children can relate. The overall stories are still the same, light-handed on the darker parts and highly focused on the positive. I fully enjoyed both books and look forward to sharing them with my grandson when he is a bit older. If you’re tired of the same old takes on Noah’s Ark and Moses that are presented in most picture books for kids, I highly recommend Noah’s Car Park Ark and Moses and the Exodus Express. Fantastic!
Please note: In accordance with FTC guidelines, I received free copies of these books from the publisher in exchange for honest reviews.