In a very real sense, this book is a companion to The True Story of Noah’s Ark by Tom Dooley (Master Books, 1999). Like its predecessor, Adam and Eve is beautifully illustrated by Bill Looney, who also illustrated Dinosaurs for Kids.
The illustrations are beautifully done, though the book suffers from a consistency of style: some are a bit more little cartoony than others. As a Christian artist, I am always intrigued [and sometimes amused] by evangelical depictions of Adam and Eve, particularly in the expedient placement of various animals and plants for the sake of post-Fall modesty. Looney’s use of an apple on page 27 is priceless on this wise! The 38″ fold-out panorama features an interesting contrast between the pre-Fall and post-Fall world. The book’s cover and the post-Fall panorama faithfully recreates one of my favorite exhibits at the Creation Museum in Kentucky, featuing Adam tilling the soil while an obviously pregnant Eve stands in the background.
As to the book’s written content, the format is easy to read and delivered in a conversational manner, making it easy to read to children. Ken Ham answers kids questions about the age of the earth, how Adam named the animals in a single day, why God created Eve, how humanity fell, the consequences of sin, evidence for a worldwide Flood, how Noah and his family could have repopulated the earth afterward, how the genealogies of the Bible and other Biblical references point to a literal Adam. Which is to say, this book isn’t strictly about Adam and Eve. It spills over into a few Flood-related subjects.
This is a good story book to have on your child’s shelf. The pictures will evoke their interest while the story answers their questions. You’ll definitely want it if you already own The True History of Noah’s Ark.
-Rev Tony Breeden, from the Bookwyrm’s Lair
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