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The Kids' Cartoon Bible
By Chaya M. Burstein
Jewish Publication Society, 2002
ISBN: 0-8276-0729-6

Reviewed by Anna Dogole - September 24, 2009

Is there such a thing as a cartoon Bible? There surely is, and it is aptly titled The Kids' Cartoon Bible. Written, and drawn, in a comic book format by Chaya M. Burstein, this enticing book provides a summarized version of the complete Tanach (Hebrew Bible) in a mere 129 pages. Granted, this book is not meant for use as a study Bible, rather, it is intended to entice young readers, ages six and up, to read the Bible on their own, beginning with these cartoons and then moving on to 'the real thing' as their reading skills improve.

Throughout, Burstein has created a delightful book. The illustrations are numerous, colorful, and busy enough to keep non-readers engaged in the story as you read the text to them. As well, the illustrations will help new readers to decipher the storyline if they cannot read all the words on their own. In addition, they will also enjoy looking at the pictures!

Although intended for young readers, this book will delight readers of all ages, as will the lively illustrations. Burstein's witty text and vivid illustrations make this an all-around fun book to read, and one which will encourage even reluctant-readers to read the Bible. Even if you don't normally allow your kids to read comic books, you'll want them to read this one!

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