Thursday, February 27, 2014

CWA Review: So Much The Better by:Megan Means

So Much the Better
About the Book:
"So Much The Better" is a chapter book for upper elementary but has also touched the hearts of all ages. The feedback the author received on her book, inspired her to get this message out to the world. So, she took the challenge and created a website and social media links to help get the book's message out to the world on-line. She also created a Curriculum Companion to the book which is offered for free on her website. It includes 21 lessons on character building that are taken directly from the book to help children become their best selves and inspire them to be great leaders.

The story is about a small lion named Ari. As a small cub, Ari's life is secure and safe. He plays and rests in the warm sunshine wit h his pride. One day this peaceful existence changes abruptly. Ari is taken far away from the other lions finding he is alone in unfamiliar surroundings. Ari is lost and without hope until he encounters help from Eliezer, a golden eagle who befriends him. Together they begin the long journey back to his homeland with many challenges to overcome. Upon his return Ari thought his quest had come to an end, but he realizes now, it has only just begun.

About the Author:
Megan Means has a passion for children's literacy and wants every child to have a love for books and reading. Megan desires to inspire children to become their best selves and to be leaders who make a positive difference in the lives of those around them. Megan's fondest memories are of the years when she home-schooled her children and the many adventures they had along the way. Today, she continues to write and would like to create a sequel to her story "So Much The Better".

My Review:
 Ari never knew anything more than the protection of his family and closeness of their life together. His mother was right next him and she soothed him with stories of their ancestors. To his mother, Zahava keeping her cubs safe was priority number one. The day that the "black cloud" came to their world was a day I'm neither will forget. Ari was forever removed from his peaceful surroundings and lurched forward into a life that was unfamiliar and typically unsafe, besides that it was downright scary to the little lion cub. On Ari's arduous task of getting back to the life he knew, he had many fears to overcome. Not to mention challenges and situations that if dealt with the wrong attitude just would not go well for him.

 The author has wrote a great read perfect for upper elementary school aged children. There are many Biblical type themes running through the plot lined that I really enjoyed seeing. I think it is great that author have included things like this in their writing. While it is a fairly short read, I'm sure it will be a winner among the animal lovers in your home. The story is a timeless one about overcoming our fears through faith.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book/Ebook/Product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.