Friday, October 7, 2016
Well, as the title says it's been awhile but I just had to share a recent book find, I love it so much!
It's titled ' Mother Bruce' and is written and illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins. It's a book about a bear, a bear that happens to become the proud parent of some baby geese. Besides Higgins humor I love that the book has a fresh modern feel and references in it. It takes our modern day lives to the woods. There are fun surprises to find on each page through illustrations and subtext. I can't wait to check out Ryan T. Higgins other books now and may just be back to post about those here soon.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Hunt for the Devil's Dragon by Marianne Hering, Wayne Thomas Batson and illustrated by David Hohn is the 11th in the Imagination Station series. I've got to repeat once again how much I really enjoy this series. I can't believe there is only one more to go! This is simply a refreshing series for young readers. These books are filled with learning, history, values and excitement. This one has a real dragon in the story; I know my kids are excited about that. The Hunt for the Devil’s Dragon deals with the topic of bullying and more specifically standing up to bullies. It's a tough subject and too many of our children face bullying in schools. This would be a great read to share with a child that is dealing with this issue. It would be a great starting point to open up the discussion with your child. It gives many examples of bullies/bullying and reinforces that you should always stand up for yourself, your friends and for what if right. This series keeps surprising me. I love the wealth of time periods and cultures that we’ve traveled. The books are filled with Biblical truths. All this packed into the adventure of a good read!
Friday, February 22, 2013
Humble Bumbles' Humble Heart a Book of Virtues by Amy Meyer Allen is a collection of nine stories that teach children about the Biblical virtues of; humility, love, thoughtfulness, faithfulness, mercy, encouragement, comfort, courage and joy. The stories are bright and simple and the illustrations follow suit. They are understandable and relatable for young children. They are also charming and enduring for older children to enjoy and learn from as well. There is a definition of each term at the beginning of each story and an applicable scripture verse at the end. My children loved going through this book of virtues with me. We read one a night during our devotion time. There are fun features too that many children books have. Humble honey bee can be found on each page and there is a highlighted item from the illustration on the opposite page of text like a hat or a flower which can then also be found in the illustration. They loved playing this game as we went through the stories. This is definitely a book we will read time and time again.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Publishing for the purpose of this review.