The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden

Giveaway info at the end of post.
the-biggest-storyThe Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden
Author: Kevin DeYoung
Illustrator: Don Clark
Released: August 31, 2015
Publisher: Crossway
Pages: 132
Age Range: 5-8 (read to me), 8-11 (read to myself)
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Melody (age 8) and Emily (age 6)
What the book is about: It tells the story of Jesus.
Like: I like it.
Dislike: Nothing.
Recommend: Kids.

Notes from Melody and Emily’s mom:
The girls were not all too chatty when I ask them to review the book for me. :p BUT I do remember what they shared and their reactions when they first read the book. They both really enjoyed the pictures. The illustrations are not your typical storybook pictures. Without even reading the book, I think you can have lots of conversations with your kiddos about the Bible just by looking at the illustrations. True to the stories and themes of the Bible, there is just as much “bad” as there is “good”. The girls didn’t really like reading about the first murder when Cain killed Abel. I would recommend this book to all kids like Melody and Emily recommended. It is not like other storybooks I have read, and lots of discussions can be had each time you read it through. There is a focus on the garden (thus the title), but that focus, the smaller themes, and the imagery in the book tie all the little stories together, as well as show how it is the Biggest Story.



About the Author

In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung – a best-selling author and father of six – leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ’s death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth.  With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible’s core message – how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden – will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God’s promises are even bigger and better than we think.

About the Illustrator

Don Clark is an artist and the cofounder of Invisible Creature, a widely respected and award-winning design studio in Seattle that has worked with clients such as Target, Nike, LEGO, and WIRED magazine.  He lives with his wife and their 3 children, 4 goats, 12 chickens, and 1 crazy dog on a farm just outside the city limits.


One lucky reader will receive a copy of The Biggest Story. Giveaway ends Monday, September 21st. (Giveaway open to US and Canada residents ONLY. If you have been a winner of one of our giveaways in the last 30 days, you are not eligible for this giveaway.)

For your chance to win, leave a comment below sharing a favorite story in the Bible or just say “Howdy”. For extra entries, tweet about the book, share on Facebook, or leave a comment on any post on our family blog Keeping Up with the Moys. Leave separate comments to each extra entry with link to entry if possible.

– Joyce

Other reviews:

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3 thoughts on “The Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden

  1. I have 6 year old and 3 years old who are very sensitive about “bad things” like murder or people hurt others. I have this book on our Amazon wish list but may be have to wait until they are bigger. I need to discuss this with my husband. Thank you for the review! Very helpful!

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