Another great kids book by Nancy I. Sanders, Getting to Know King David is packed full of information about the life and times of the shepherd-boy-turned-king, David. I love this biography series. Each book is a mini-curriculum in itself. There is a glossary/word bank for vocabulary and eyewitness accounts which can act as stepping-off points for further study. The book has several maps and numerous photographs of historical sites and relics. There is a section of “Student Resources” along with a selected biography and source notes, all which can be used to deepen your student’s knowledge and understanding of the life and times of King David. As in the other biography that I’ve reviewed, there is a pictorial timeline, showing the events in David’s life superimposed on events in world history.
I am fairly familiar with scripture, but there were several things about David’s life in this book that were new to me. Ms. Sanders does a great job of chronicling his life without going into depth about issues that might not be appropriate for young readers, such as David’s lusting after Bathsheeba. She just says that David wanted “another wife”…that gets the idea across without creating issues that parents might not be ready to discuss with their young children.
Getting to Know King David is another in a quality biography series for kids by Nancy I. Sanders. I recommend it for anyone looking for a book for their young reader!
*I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*