Monday, February 10, 2020

Review: Ten Little Eggs by:Mikhail

 Ten Little Eggs: A Celebration of Family
 **Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
Ten Little Eggs celebrates springtime and the bond between a parent and child. With sweet and silly read-aloud rhymes and adorable illustrations, this book reminds readers that families come in all shapes and sizes, but what holds them together is love.

Perfect for Easter or any time of the year, children will enjoy turning the pages of this playful picture book to discover what unusual critters are inside each of the ten little eggs.

FIVE little eggs in a nest
in a tree.
What in the world will my
little egg be? 

One cracked open
and what did Mama see?
A fuzzy little penguin,
walking wobbly as can be.

My Review:
 Such a sweet little story about a mama and ten little babies, all different but all uniquely loved by their mother. She doesnt care that they are all different all the matters is that they are hers and her family.

 Loved this sweet book and its origin. Perfect for an eclectic family or any family. We are all united by one thing--LOVE. The illustrations are perfect and right for this type of store. This storybook is perfect for the 4-8 age group.

Review: Easter Egg Day by:Knudson

 Easter Egg Day
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
It’s time for Easter eggs—yellow, green, blue, and red! In Easter Egg Day, written by Tara Knudson and illustrated by Pauline Siewert, kids will love watching how plain, white eggs turn to colorful zig-zags, stripes, and patterns as this board book celebrates the classic Easter family tradition.

Easter Egg Day’s sweet read-aloud rhymes and bright illustrations are perfect for cherishing holiday memories—and making new ones! Parents and grandparents will love sharing this book with their little ones. It even has glitter on the front cover and a recipe on the back to encourage readers to dye their own Easter eggs.

Neighbors, friends,
At the door,
Baskets held,
Eggs galore!

My Review:
 Easter will be here soon and I personally can not wait. It is my favorite holiday always has been even as a child. I loved Easter more than Christmas. Such a sweet book that has the best Easter prose. Literally, in a fin rhyming way describing coloring eggs and giving them to friends.

 Easter Egg Day has beautiful full color illustrations and the most precious animal characters. This book is a board book and perfect for little hands. The story is simple and straight forward and would be great for young ones who wont sit for long.

 Great book for an easter basket and it even has egg coloring instructions on the back cover.

Review: Little Duckling's Easter Prayers by:Nowowiejska

 Little Duckling's Easter Prayers
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
 In Little Duckling’s Easter Prayers, little ones are reminded of God’s many blessings as they celebrate spring and prepare for Easter. With simple but powerful text and bright, engaging illustrations, this charming padded board book is perfect for bedtime prayers, morning snuggles, and Easter gift giving. 

Dear God, I thank you for this day—and everything I see.For puffy clouds and tiny bugs,and sunshine chasing me. 

I’m glad you made the gentle breezeI feel against my face.I’m glad you made this perfect daythat’s filled with love and grace.Amen

My Review:
 With springtime just right around the corner, this sweet little board-book is just perfect. It features tons of springtime scenes and characters. It is a book of little, sweet prayers. The best book for a little one's Easter basket.

 I absolutely adored the full color illustrations and the precious animals that are included are just precious. The prayers and poems are simple and to the point. So a really young child would have no problem sitting a listening to them.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Review: Big Dreams & Powerful Prayers by:Mark Batterson

 Big Dreams and Powerful Prayers Illustrated Bible: 30 Inspiring Stories from the Old and New Testament
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge from the publisher for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
Big Dreams and Powerful Prayers Illustrated Bible, written by Mark Batterson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, presents 30 inspiring stories from the Old and New Testament that will help children understand and embrace the power of prayer in their everyday lives. With Scripture references from the NIrV and stunning illustrations from Omar Aranda, this powerful book will touch the hearts of young readers and help connect them to God. Short Prayer Points after each story encourage children to talk to God and allow him to work in their lives.

Prayer changes things. It brings us closer to God and allows us to communicate with the One who loves us most.

My Review:
 The current generation is in need of some Jesus. More today then ever, in my personal opinion. I love that authors take a few excerpts from the Bible and put together a collection of Bible stories for children. I think that it is an important investment in the youth of today. Life is fragile and so many people get so caught up in the "me" part of it that the forget about the "HIM" part of it.

 Reminding my kids every day that this world isnt just about us and that every single part of our day should include some Jesus in it. Reading to your kids before bed is a great way to incorporate this book and Jesus all at once.

 Big Dreams and Powerful Prayers includes 30 stories from both the Old and New Testaments to awe inspire our kids to dig deeper and rise higher for Jesus.

Review:Words to Love By by:Warren

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*Disclosure* This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
A look at language and how children can use their words to encourage, forgive, express gratitude, heal, and love.

A book exploring the power of words. Young readers will understand how their words can change their lives and the lives of those around them.

My Review:
 A sweet, little board book that teaches children the power of our words. Our words whether spoken in love or hurt or in anger. Words can heal or build friendships. Words cant be taken back once they are spoken. So we have to see the value in each word spoken over another human being. 

 Such a precious book just in time for Valentines Day. Rick Warren has added to his children's book line and it is a book well needed these days. I loved the writing and the illustrations. Great book for this generation!

Review: Love You, Love You by:Alison Brown

 Love You, Love You
**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the publisher. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
Love You, Love You is a cute and cuddly board book that shows the love between family members of all kinds. With heartwarming read-aloud rhymes and sweet illustrations by international artist Alison Brown, Love You, Love You is the perfect way to say, “I love you!” to the little ones in your life any time of year.

With an adorable cover case adorned with glitter, this book is perfect for Valentine’s Day, baby showers, baptisms, birthdays, new parents or grandparents, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, or anyone who wants to express love to the precious child in their life.

Love you, Love you,
Mama squeaked.
Into her nest she quickly peeked.
Sleeping babies
softly snore. I couldn’t love you any more.

My Review:
 This sweet book features animal families of all types. Doing the same things we all do each day and that it show our babies love. Whether its reading to them or tucking them in, this sweet little book covers it. Family is everything and it is what keeps us grounded whether your 2 or 102, the love of family is everything.

 This precious book is the best for valentines day or any day, really. The illustrations were great and as a board book I would still read this happily to my older kids. Its so sweet!

Review: Piper & Mabel by:Shankle

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**Disclosure**This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. All opinions are my own.

About the Book:
Piper & Mabel is written by Melanie Shankle, New York Times bestselling author of four books and the hilarious voice behind the wildly popular Big Mama Blog. In her debut children’s book, Melanie shares the adventures of her two very wild but very good dogs, Piper and Mabel.

When the family plans a vacation to the beach, Piper and Mabel are shocked to discover they won’t be joining their people. Instead, they’re headed to doggie day care at the Happy Tails Ranch where they create all kinds of mischief when they discover the accommodations are not exactly what they were expecting.

Dog-lovers everywhere will enjoy the adventures of Piper and Mabel. The book jacket includes embossing.

My Review:
 Piper and Mabel remind me very much of my two dogs, Lily and Annabelle. My puppies act the exact same way as the main characters. So fun, full of love and tons of playfulness. Piper and Mabel are buddies, they do anything and everything together. When they find out that they will stay behind when the family heads to the beach the doggies aren;t to sure how this whole thing will go down.

 But... they are going to have so much fun and get into some much mischief they wont notice at all, that there loving family is missing from it all.

 This story is the sweetest ans so much fun. Such a delight!