These are my favourite lines from Ken Ham’s children’s books. I will always be surprised how blunt the books for young children are. Do they really need to cover murder, incest and the apocalypse in preschool? There’s a reason there are no secular history books entitled “H is for Holocaust” and “P is for Plague”!

And yet, in A is for Adam, you’ll find this family-friendly fun:

A is for Adam God made him from dust

He wasn’t a monkey, he looked just like us

Some scientists don’t think it was so

But God was there, so he ought to know

G is for ghastly, for what happened next

Let’s go to the Bible and look at the text

In Genesis chapter 3 and verse 1

Eve met the serpent but she didn’t run

God said: “That’s enough, the world I will judge”

Then he sent a great flood which made lots of sludge.

Long before Moses when people were few,

Brothers and sisters could marry, that’s true!

People outside the ark would have died
Too late, they realized that God had not lied

This book features cartoon illustrations of people outside the Ark drowning. The “O is for offering” page also features the cutest cartoon lamb you can imagine, lying dead in a pool of blood.

Another page from N is for Noah

A is for answers from God’s Holy Book;
Just open the pages and take a good look.
God created the earth in space it did hang
Creation’s first day without a Big Bang

H is for hungry it’s how we describe
A big dinosaur with his mouth open wide
Adam wasn’t scared to watch dinosaurs eat
Because all the creatures ate plants and not meat

Y is for years, how long could it be
Since god made the world for you and for me
Probably only 6000 or so
Say many good scientists; they ought to know

Yep, trust the scientists. But only the tiny minority of scientists that agree with AIG!

My Creation Bible

Last but not least is My Creation Bible. It’s hard to tell from the picture, but this book has a handle and really thick cardboard pages for the really tiny kids. The other ones are for preschoolers, this is for toddlers. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of death and destruction.

God is infinite but what does that mean?
No one is bigger and he’s always been
The Bible begins with a simple fact
God’s always existed and that is that

The ark door was open, it was still not too late
As Noah warned people that drowning’s their fate
But no one else entered before the great flood
So God shut the door with a terrible thud

If the flood really happened what would we see
Billions of dead things is what there would be
The fossils remind us that God judges sin
But provided an ark for all who’d go in

Noah’s family of eight is all that survived
So the human race could now be revived
Their family grew large but it didn’t take long
the people again did something so wrong

(The “something so wrong” is the Tower of Babel, for those less familiar with Genesis.)

These books are now available as videos on Answers TV, so your kids can watch them over and over again without you even having to read.

Note: This is mostly a copy of an old post I made in 2014 after my first Answers in Genesis conference. Someone online was asking about Young Earth Creationist cartoons for children, and I realized it wasn’t available on the old site any more so I couldn’t send a link. So I’m reposting it with a bit of editing.