Alby’s Amazing Book
Illustrated by Catalina Echeverri
(based on Mary Elizabeth Blume’s work)
(I received this book for review purposes.)
Genre- Christian / Religious / Children
Published by- The Good Book Company
Number of pages- 32
Age Group- Children (I think ages 1-5 is best)
Description of Book- hardback, ISBN 978-1-91030-710-6, $14.99
Catalina Echeverri has illustrated a wonderful story call, Alby’s Amazing Book. Alby enjoys the adventures different stories take him on. Alby has one book that is his very favorite the Bible. This book tells about why this book is Alby’s favorite.
About the Author- Catalina Echeverri currently lives in London and is a freelance illustrator. She specializes in illustrating children’s books.
My thoughts- I thought Alby’s Amazing Book was excellent. The illustrations were very fun to study. I thought it was especially neat how Catalina Echeverri added the text from the Bible into the background of the story. That meant that when the pages were talking about David and Goliath, that the in the background you could see the text from that story. The rest of the illustrations were a lot of fun too. It was nice that Alby was a different color from the rest of the squirrels, because it made him stand out and become more important to me.
I really liked how the story itself made the Bible sound so exciting and adventurous (perfect for all young boys who like adventure). I also liked how this book stress the importance of reading and not learning from t.v. or video games. I like it when technology is not important to the story.
My children were eight and ten when I read this story to them and they really enjoyed it. I think many young children will enjoy this book. It would be the perfect book to read to a young child before reading the Bible to them or giving it to them as a present. Alby would be able to get them excited for the adventures that await them.
I highly recommend this book. It would make a wonderful present to any young child.
Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Alby’s Amazing Book, illustrated by Catalina Echeverri, for free through Cross Focused Reviews. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. All links were current when posted.