Storybook Bibles... what factors are unique and need to be researched?
If you go with the Storybook Bible considerations: (also works for individual Bible storybooks)
- does it quote scripture directly, or does it have an author who has paraphrased (essentially writing their own translation) of the story? if it does, what translation?
- which stories does it include? and what details does it include/omit?
- how many stories does it include?
- Voice: how is God portrayed? is the storybook written from His voice, or in the child's voice, or is it a narrative?
- do the story's have the scripture references (at least chapters) mentioned to make connecting it to a regular Bible easier?
- images- do the pictures reflect the scenarios appropriately? (i.e. are there halos on the angels? do people look real or like magical people? Are people smiling at the Crucifixion? ...)
- and AM I OKAY with the way it is?