My daughter recently received this book as a gift and was excited to read these stories with me. When I sat down and read with her, I was disturbed by the way some of these stories were told. The authors try to select stories other than those usually included in collections of Bible stories for children, which is a fine goal but very poorly realized in this case. First, these stories are disjointed. In each selection, there is very little sense of a story--it's as if the authors wanted more to make an interesting (even shocking) story than one that is successful simply by virtue of its use of plot, tension, and compelling characters.
Also, the details the authors use to flesh out the Bible stories were sometimes unsuitable for children. For instance, the story of Zacharias and Elizabeth contains lots of extras obviously meant to elaborate upon the skeletal biblical account of the couple's relationship. The authors write that after Zacharias gestures to Elizabeth what the angel told him, then "That night Elizabeth and Zechariah slept together and a baby began to form inside Elizabeth's body." I am far from prudish abotu human sexuality, but every child who already knows how babies are made does not need the reminder of how John the Baptist was conceived. And children who have not yet been informed about the details of conception are likely to be confused by this story.
Obviously, the Bible contains lots of details inappropriate for children, and this book seems to seek opportunities to introduce "growing kids" to these details. Sorry, but I think "growing kids" should be introduced to more complex thoughts regarding salvation, the Incarnation, and the goodness of God rather than incidents of rape, murder, and sexual intercourse (all of which are mentioned at least once in this book).
Bottom line: If parents choose to read this book to their children, they should edit it as they read, but it's really not a good book to read in a church or school setting.