Vol.1 Read and Share Dvd Bible Review

Read and Share DVD Bible

I loved watching another winning children's Dvd from Thomas Nelson! This time, I viewed an animated and well-narrated Dvd filled with thirteen short Bible stories by Gwen Ellis. This successful Dvd moves along quite nicely, holding your attention while stories of Biblical truth are told. The voice of the narrators are great and the angels are so cool! One hour of viewing is perfect for children up to age 6-8. Although perhaps you might want to pause the Dvd half way through and have a delightful intermission.

Here's a breakdown of the Chapters:

* The Beginning
The animation of creation is quite lovely filled with waterfalls and vines, starfish
and hummingbirds, and puppies and lizards!

* Adam & Eve
Take one look at Sneaky Snake and you won't be scared at all! In fact, I love how the
narration speaks directly to the kids about feelings... like hiding makes God sad.

* The Flood
"Now bring two animals... into the ark!" It is so funny to see Noah pushing a huge
elephant inside the ark! Kids love this. And to hear once again that when God makes
a promise, He keeps it is so inspiring!

* Abram
Music sets the tone for the scenes in this wonderful Dvd.

* Isaac & Rebekah
I love the animation in this short 3-minute section. I loved watching the
thirsty camels in the camel train move about, hearing flutes being played in the

* Jacob & Esau
Twin boys do grow up to be leaders of two great families.

* Rachel
I was so impressed with the brilliant colors, the sheep sounds, plus the harp in
Jacob's dream.

* Home Again
Feelings of being mad and afraid are expressed here in this scene. Then you see
the joy of reconciliation and becoming friends again!

* Jesus Is Born
The angels are beautiful! and with the selection of the narration, you are holding on
to every word being spoken.

* John the Baptist
In this short story, I was delighted to find this cool looking grasshopper. This
is a plus for many delightful sons and Grandsons to see. The visual effects of the
river and the sound of running water just draw you into the scene as if you're
really there yourself, standing along the river bank.

* Jesus Tempted
Introducing fasting, not eating, to children is a good point here. And wait till
you see how they portray Satan... you'll love it!

* Jesus Loves Children
I was deeply touched as a parent and a Grandma to see how the Dvd ended with two
wonderful chapters on God's love for the children.

* One Lost Sheep
Covering a full range of emotion from worry, feeling foolish, to being accepted and
welcomed... the Dvd Bible touches every heart with love and Biblical truth.

5 stars! 

Steve Smallson- Illustrator and Phil Aaron- Music

Here's an intro from Thomas Nelson:

Read and Share DVD - Volume 1
By Gwen Ellis

Share the joy and wonder of God's Word with the children in your life.

Thirteen essential lessons of scripture starring the Bible's best-known characters. The Read And Share™ Bible on DVD combines an enchanting art style with a warm narrator and gentle musical underscore to transport kids back to Biblical times. The bite-size vignettes are perfect for the attention span of little ones and give parents maximum flexibility to fit any time-frame.

Stories include: The Beginning, Adam & Eve, The Flood, Abram, Isaac & Rebekah, Jacob & Esau, Rachel, Jacob & God, John the Baptist, Jesus is Born, Jesus is Tempted, Jesus Love Children, and One Lost Sheep.

If you asked me if there is any downside to the movie, I would indeed say no. I did notice, however, a very small technical error. I believe they switched the order of Jesus is Born and John the Baptist... a small typo error. Well, this is my input and really enjoyed this marvelous product. Stop by Amazon and make a purchase, retail price $14.99... enjoy!

-- LadyD

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Review of Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure

Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure
DVD from Thomas Nelson
Sinclair M. Skeeto
I love Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure! The Dvd is professionally well made. The animation is marvelous, plus the background music is fantastic! The storyline "Being Unique" gets my vote of 5+ stars! The voice talent of Tim Conway, John O'Hurley, Rob Pottorf and Melissa Disney are a delight to hear. Max Lucado is a wonderful author that inspires us with this often asked question, "Why did you make me this way, God?" And beautifully illustrates the Biblical lesson, "I love you the way you are!" It only matters what God thinks of us and He thinks we're great!

Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure

It's About Being Unique
By Max Lucado's Hermie & Friends

Poor Skeeter can't seem to do anything right. His famous older brother can do no wrong. Which one will find the treasure?

Skeeter's "perfect" brother Sir Sinclair M. Skeeto, the world famous adventurer, comes to the garden with a mysterious treasure map left by their father. All the garden gang are in awe of Sinclair, and fawn all over him. But could it really be up to wrong-way Skeeter and his crooked stinger to solve the mystery of the treasure's location?

Introducing John O'Hurley (Seinfeld, Dancing With the Stars) as Sir Sinclair M. Skeeto. Also featuring the voice talents of Tim Conway and Melissa Disney.

The lesson is based on Psalm 139:13-14 about each of us being designed especially by God.

Retail price $14.99

Plus, you'll enjoy the Bonus Material:

* Trivia Game Quiz
* Coloring Pages
* Computer Wallpapers
* Sing-Along "Super Skeeter"
* Short Films, "The Sounds of Hermie & friends"
* Auto-Start: youngsters can watch by simply inserting Dvd
* Oey Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

This wonderful Dvd starts off with deep thinking remarks that perhaps many of us thought about when we were young like, "My nose is too big". And "Why did you make me this way God?" The movie only lasts an hour. It moves along so quickly and keeps your attention fixed on the dialogue between the two brothers that are different. Towards the end, you hear sayings like, "There are some things that are good about me!"

The storyline theme leads us to great treasures found in the Psalms. We are wonderfully made! Get your copy of this movie today. I just love the animation of the bugs! Great family entertainment for everyone. Plus, you'll be glad to get the Ooey Gooey Butter Cake recipe at the end... yummy!

Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure
5/5 stars!

Here we are watching Skeeter on the big screen!

LadyD Books and grandson watching the dvd, Skeeter.
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Noah's Wild Adventure

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I have a cloth book called Noah's Ark. It is a delight to see my Grandchildren turn the pages. Now you can add a board book, Noah's Wild Adventure, to your library and have no worries of pages being torn!


Noah’s Wild Adventure
A Fun Googly Eyes Book
Written by Matt Mitter
Illustrated by Warner McGee

Zany animals with googly eyes look back at children from the pages of this colorful board book that tells the story of Noah and the wild adventure he embarked upon when God sent the Big Flood. With rhyming text, Scripture references, and “can’t-resist-shaking-them” huge peepers, children will learn this beloved Bible story in a way they won’t soon forget.

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Matt Mitter was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Over the past ten years, he has written dozens of children’s books, mostly in verse. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and their dog, Hitch.
Warner McGee has been drawing and painting professionally for more than a decade. He earned his BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design and now does freelance work on projects from children’s picture books to advertising. He and his wife, Michelle, have two sons, Jacob, and Nicholas, and live in Savannah, Georgia.

Matt Mitter has also written Bible Animal Friends.
Warner McGee is the illustrator for:
Bible story Favorites
When God Made the Animals
Bible Animal Friends

Price $7.99


Debra Gaynor says, "Perfect For Toddlers and Preschoolers"

Noah's Wild Adventure is a board book with googly eyes. The googly eyes are on the giraffe, monkey, mouse, and other animals. The brightly-colored illustrations are perfect for catching the attention of little ones. Also, the illustrations are made with round shapes and curved lines rather than harsh, straight lines. There are large animals and small creatures, like bugs. The illustrations are great.
The words are written in a sing-song manner. There is no denominal slant.
Isaac: "Rurrrr" He makes elephant sounds, using his arm as a trunk.
He points to the zebra, but he does not know what sound they make.
"Rainbows. Daddy said that they are in the sky."
"Momma, What is that?" He points to the foxes.

The wonderful thing about Noah's Wild Adventure is that it tells a story that Isaac likes hearing, but he also likes just looking at the illustrations. This book has gone everywhere with us for the last three days. It even kept him busy during his brother's basketball game. He likes shaking his head and rolling his eyes like the googly eyes. This book is perfect for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

Tanya Dennis says, "My kids love this book."

Matt Mitter and Warner McGee team up again for Noah's Wild Adventure: a fun googly eyes book. Each picture features one animal with big googly eyes. The classic story is told, from building the ark to the rainbow and God's promise, through rhyming poems. The book divides the story into five parts, providing subtitles and Biblical references for each.
Warner McGee does a fantastic job with the illustrations. The colors are vivid and playful; the depictions detailed and unique.

What I Like: My kids love this book! The googly eyes are definitely a hit, but they also love the story. I love the bright colors that fill each page. Also, despite thinner pages, this is a very sturdy book. Great for rough and tumble boys like mine.

What I Dislike: The rhyming does not always flow and the story is a little off. There is no explanation of why God is sending a flood. Also, the author spends one whole page talking about the panda crying from fear. It seemed an odd addition considering the short length of this book (just 12 pages).
Age Appeal: 4-8, according to the publisher, but I think even infants would enjoy this book.

Overall Rating: Upper side of Good.

-- LadyD

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