BibleRhymes’ Christmas Story — 2010
SHELBY TWP., Mich., Dec. 22, 2010 /Christian Newswire/ — BibleRhymes has produced several printed and online animated children’s books of Bible stories told in rhyme over the last couple years. But this year, there’s a special twist to their new animated Christmas story. In 2007, BibleRhymes celebrated Poetry Month by releasing the first in its series of colorful, rhyming Bible stories for children with Creation, followed by Noah and the Ark and the Christmas Story. These were all printed books.
Since then, Noah and the Christmas Story have been turned into digital and interactive animated books complete with narration, music, and dictionaries. In January 2011, their digital version of Zacchaeus will be released followed by Creation in February.
But a common theme among all of these was owner Ken McCardell’s work as the author alongside the illustrations of different artists. Now McCardell has brought a second version of the Christmas story to life with his own art and animations.
“This is an exciting change for BibleRhymes,” says McCardell. “I’ve got the poetry prepared for the next handful of books in the series, and after working with Don Cassity [an illustrator for Rugrats® and Marvel Comics®] on BibleRhymes’ Zacchaeus, I decided it was my turn to illustrate. While I’ll continue to work with different artists on various projects, creating artwork and animations myself allows me to make these stories more rapidly available. And I love doing it!”
BibleRhymes also offers games and plenty of Sunday school resources, such as printable pictures to color, word searches, and crosswords. And it offers several of these for free on its membership website at http://www.BibleRhymes.com.
“Bible stories are important for children to learn, and we’re making them fun with the pictures, rhymes, and games,” says McCardell. “We’re going to continue turning this into the strongest possible Bible resource for teaching children, and following our new Christmas Story, there’s plenty coming in 2011.”
Annual memberships to BibleRhymes are just $14.95 for a family, and give access to all animated books and all games in addition to hardcover discounts. School and library memberships are also available to accommodate multiple users.