It is no small effort to tell the story of redemption in simple language a child can understand, but Carl Laferton has done a masterful job. It won't take you long to read this book to your kids, but it is likely to provoke the kind of extended conversation about the gospel that every Christian parent longs to have. The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross presents the gospel clearly and helps kids understand the tearing of the temple curtain at the death of Jesus.
The illustrations by Catalina Echeverri compliment the text wonderfully and help to tell the story. From bright and colorful celebratory pages that mark the happy times, to the drab monochrome pages that accentuate sin, this book adds emotion to the text through color and design. It is perfect for young children who are visual learners.
Get this book and teach your kids about a loving God who opened a way for us sinners to enjoy walking with him in a new creation by forgiving our sin through the work of Jesus on the cross. It doesn't get any better than that.