Grab an afghan or a fleece blanket and have a child by your side as you read and enjoy Adventures of Jordan – A Children’s Bible Story from a Bird’s View by Linda Hemphill. This 77 page, 5 chapter book would make a great read aloud as you wind down at the end of the day. Children who are transitional readers will also enjoy reading this book by themselves as the safe, warm, characters will make reading alone less lonely. The large, easy to read font along with the occasional illustrations make this title reader friendly.
The story of Noah is brought to life by personable conversations between a curious, young bird, Jordan, who was injured and finds himself aboard an ark full of animals. These likable characters do an excellent job of sharing the word of God in a fun format that children will enjoy.
The author’s love of scripture becomes evident as she makes these characters shine the love of Christ and engage the reader. Actual scripture passages are included in the Addendum for further exploration.
From the beginning when Jordan “opened his right wing and plucked a loose feather from underneath,” until later when Noah “stopped to gently stroke a horse’s neck, scratched a llama behind its ears, laughed at the antics of a pair of kangaroos, and smiled as a small monkey climbed up on his shoulder,” the author’s descriptive language makes you enjoy your time spent in the company of these characters who will feel like friends by the end of the book.
Pair this book with a book light and a cuddly stuffed animal and it will make a great Christmas gift for all of the children on your list.
Adventures of Jordan – A Children’s Bible Story from a Bird’s View – Noah
Written by Linda Hemphill Illustrated by Richard Hemphill
95 pages including NIrV Genesis 6-9