Mrs. Gertrude Hoeksema has very beautifully written the Bible Story book Come, Ye Children. This book is the third that she has written. The other two are: 1) Therefore Have I Spoken, a biography of her father-in-law Herman Hoeksema, and 2) Peaceable Fruit, a book about her experience as housewife, mother, and veteran Christian School teacher.
I enjoyed reading this book for a couple of reasons. First, Mrs. Hoeksema took the time and effort to explain things so that even very little children would be able to understand it. For example: In the creation stories she gave examples of things such as in the third chapter when she is talking about the sun being a light holder like our lamps. She also asked questions in the beginning of the chapters that were about the chapters. Secondly, Mrs. Hoeksema put a “Remember” after each story to remind little children of certain important things.
Mrs. Hoeksema uses the expression “this is a picture of” throughout the book. Little children do not understand that. The expressions “this is like” or “this reminds us of” such and such a thing, children understand better.
Mr. Jeff Steenholdt did a very fine job of illustrating Mrs. Hoeksema’s book.
I recommend this book to young readers and listeners.