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The Good Bad Boy And Other Peculiar Parables
by Sophie Piper 1806/856 illustrated by Tim Archbold
first published 2004
Miscellaneous for ages 5 to 7 published by Lion Publishing Ltd
Karen King's humble opinion
9/10 Very good. I am pleased with this.
What's it about?
Four well-known parables from the gospels are retold in a fun way.
What happens?
In this witty book the parables are rewritten to make them relevant to children today. The Good Samaritan becomes the Good Bad Guy where Adam is mugged on the way home from work only to be rescued by an unlikely source, the story of the two builders is brought to life in Location, Location, Location, the story of The Prodigal Son is cleverly written as Going Solo and the Great Feast is modernised as the Celebrity Party when the greatest singer in the World, Star, decides to throw a party only the other celebs decide they are too busy to come.
Is it easy to read?
The parables are retold in an easy to read style. The modern characters, contemporary settings, witty, cartoon sketches and speech bubbles will make children laugh and think.
Anything else?
Another brilliant book from Lion, the pioneers of modern, religious fiction.
Who says so?
This review by Karen King.
The publisher reckons...
Young readers will have fun with the stories are they are, with all the cartoons and speech bubbles, but those familiar with the original stories will find them even funnier. Parents and teachers will want to get their hands on this book too, and will enjoy discussing the issues with their children
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