My kids love when packages show up in the mail, especially when I open it and it is a new book to read! Rose snatched this one up before I even had a chance to crack the cover. I was actually intending Beth to read it first, but since Rose was three chapters in before I realized she had it, I changed my plans!
The Big Pig Stampede by Bob Hartman from Tyndale Publishers is a retelling of the life an miracles of Jesus from the perspective of a young boy, Gideon, known as Goat Boy. This new perspective is a great way for kids to relive the biblical accounts of Christ's life.
Rose loved the humor. Since she read this as part of her school assignment I gave her one or two chapters to read a day. While I intended for her to take two weeks to finish it, she was done in only one because she kept reading ahead. I certainly don't mind when my girls get captivated with a book! I often heard her laughing as she read. She would also read me passages that she really enjoyed.
What I appreciated was even though it was from a different perspective, the author remained true to Scriptural and historical facts. I love when they get a new perspective, but not at the expense of Scriptural accuracy. This author is new to me, but I was very pleased with his storytelling because it was accurate as well as captivating.
Rose has already asked me to get the next book which isn't even published yet! I'm sure this is a series which will remain a household favorite for years to come.
Disclaimer: I received a paperback copy of The Big Pig Sampede from Tyndale Publishers as part of the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and did not receive any other compensation.