Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Review: My Happy Pumpkin by:Crystal Bowman

 My Happy Pumpkin: God's Love Shining Through Me
About the Book:
Small children will eagerly open this pumpkin-shaped board book to discover the delightful story and colorful illustrations, by artist Claudine Gevry. Using sing-song rhyme, author Crystal Bowman describes a fun fall tradition carving a pumpkin face. But she adds a twist that helps preschoolers grasp the concept of God s life-changing love for them. Just like we scoop out all the slop found inside a pumpkin, God makes us clean on the inside too."

About the Author:
Crystal Bowman loves writing books for kids. Her books come in all shapes and sizes and many of them have become best sellers. Whether her stories are written in playful rhythm and rhyme, or short sentences for beginning readers, she tries to make them so enjoyable that kids will want to read them over and over again. "But the most important part," she says, "is to teach children that God loves them and cares about them very much."

You can find Claudine diving the oceans with Technicolor fish, camel riding in the Sahara, trekking in a jungle populated with wild monkeys, or exploring the African savanna in search of huge elephants. Although adventurous, she sometimes gets scared when coming upon a giant spider or other scary beasts. At that time she heads back to the comfort of her studio, where she draws all the wonderful things she saw and dreams of her next visit to faraway lands.

My Review:
 If you are looking for a bright, special, sweet children's book that will teach your young children ages 2-4 the love of Jesus then look for books written by this special lady, Crystal Bowman. I have read and reviewed her books before and I even own a few, my children love them so much. So much so that they are sweetly loved with tattered edges and all. She has a heart for teaching children about God's love and it shows in her writing. If I can only be half the writer she is then I will be utterly amazed.

 This book takes the art of carving a pumpkin and compares it to how our Heavenly Father scoops all the yucky, nasty sin out of our lives to rid us of all of that and make us a new creature in Him. Its a poem style read with rhyming prose included. It also has rich, full color illustrations that are breathtakingly beautiful.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Book Look.