I wanted to give this book 5 stars (or 4 - if there were 3.75 I'd do that). It is a good book. The ABC pattern for the verses is nice. The setup is easy and good - say the verse, story, repeat the verse, a few questions, review verses from before.
Onto my dislikes:
A lot of the stories have quite stilted conversations.
There is one about behaving well that involves the kids contrasting themselves being good and behaving well at the store because they love Jesus with this other bad little girl.
The stories are about kids who are comfortably wealthy, go to church every Sunday, and are good little kids. I suppose they reflect my suburban Christian childhood. But there is an air of judgementalism (like in the story I mentioned) that comes out sometimes that just doesn't sit well with me. There isn't anything WRONG with the stories and they don't actually judge or say mean things, but it's an implied judgement I guess.
My kids enjoy this, they learn the verses very quickly, they like the stories (they are 2 and 4 years old). I like it a lot too, but I do end up feeling a need to do extra explaining and/or changing some wording to make the stories less judgemental and more about learning the good news of the scripture itself.
It's a great book, I recommend it, but it also is not something that would work well in a preschool/young child group where not all kids are "church" families.