These are truly delightful books to read to your little one. They are illustrated by two different illustrators, but the pictures are truly delightful in both books. I sat down with a little friend and started reading. The dialog is great for different "voices" as the different
animals take a turn carrying on a conversation. However, my little 3-year-old friend was much too busy pointing out all the different animals on each page to care about the words the first time through.
Conversations on the Ark is about Noah's ark, and the animals are trying to decide what's going on. The mockingbird has the answer why, "It's gonna rain today." Which leads the crocodile to observe, "It's never rained before!" The bat boy asks "So, what is rain?" The female crow answers, " I think it's like a bunch of dew."
The Sparrow's Easter Song tells the Easter story. The sparrow calls a meeting to tell everyone the news of the Easter miracle. And she does, starting with the chickadee being witness to the events leading to the cross, the sparrow seeing the stone rolled away and Jesus walking with two men - "Alive as anyone!" The good news was shared and the animals go out to tell the whole world the awesome news that God's son still lives.
Both books are Biblical in sequence and very upbeat and will leave both you and your child happy being in God's family. I totally recommend them for the pre-school and lower elementary child.