“A Sad Woman” is the twelfth of sixteen books in “The Jesus Series” for 4-5 year olds to read themselves. Books 9-16 tell what Jesus came to do based on Isaiah 61:1-2 and Luke 4:16-21. This book tells us about Jesus and a sad woman. The true story is about a woman whose son had died. Jesus comforted the woman and performed an amazing miracle by bringing him back to life.
On each page of this book there is a part for an adult to read (in small print) along with a sentence printed in larger writing for a child to read. It is recommended that the adult reads their part first and then the child so that a shared reading experience is developed.
There are various ways for adults to help a child who is reading this book.
One way is to help the child memorise the Bible verse and its reference:
The people from Nain said, “We have seen the hand of God at work today.” Luke, chapter 7, verse 16.
Book 12, “A Sad Woman”, introduces the letter sounds O and P, and offers help with writing the letters, as well as giving suggested activities, reading tips, charts to aid recall, and sight vocabulary words that children need in order to read the book.