Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Fun Christmas Coloring Book for Adults - My Review of All is Bright

Published by: Tyndale Momentum
Written by: Nancy Guthrie
Illustrated by: Lizzie Preston

I really like all of the adult coloring books that are coming out, and I love the fact that All is Bright is a special Christmas one. I think that this would be really fun for use at Christmastime.


Who the book is for:

I think that this would be something that would be great for families with school-aged children, but it would also be great for individuals and couples.

What I liked:

There are insightful devotions included in the book.

The cover is pretty.

The pictures are detailed and designed well.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I did not like in regard to this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this is a cool adult coloring book option for Christmastime.

I give All is Bright 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Tyndale Blog Network. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Not My Favorite Christmas Book - My Review of One Small Donkey

Published by: Tommy Nelson
By: Dandi Daley Mackall
Illustrated by: Marta Alvarez Miguens

I am always eager to check out new children's books in general, and I especially love checking out the various Christmas books that come out. I like to give my nieces and nephews Christmas books for Christmas, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review One Small Donkey.



The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are simple but fun. They are cute and I think that kids will really like them.

Who the book is for:

This is a boardbook, but I think that some of words will be hard for little ones to understand. I think that babies and toddlers might enjoy this book, but they won't necessarily "get" it.

What I liked:

I like the foiled title and the look of the cover, overall.

I like the repetitious text.

I like the Christmas story being told in a different way.

What I didn’t like:

I think that some of the words and way of wording things are a bit unusual for use in a children's book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this is an okay book.

I give One Small Donkey 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Edgy Adult Coloring Book - My Review of Marked in Ink

Published by: Watson-Guptill Publications
Written by: Megan Massacre

I enjoy coloring in adult coloring books, and I was excited to have an "edgier" option available in that regard. I enjoy the books that have Bible verses and pictures of flowers, but I thought that Marked in Ink would be something that would be fun to use, too.



What I liked:


The pictures in this book are very unique. They are dark and edgy and cool.

I like that the back of each page is blank so that you do not mess up one coloring page by coloring another.

I like the designs and the variety of options that are available in that regard in the book.

I like that the pictures are tattoo designs.

What I didn’t like:


Some of the pictures are a bit "sensual" and might bother some.

My conclusion:


Overall, I think that this is a pretty cool book.

I give Marked in Ink 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Cute but Long Story - My Review of Itsy Bitsy Christmas

Published by: Tommy Nelson
By: Max Lucado
Illustrated by: Bruno Merz

There are a lot of Christmas books out there for children, and some of them are great and others are a little less great. I love reading through all of the books and sharing them with my nieces and nephews, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review Itsy Bitsy Christmas.

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are cute and fun to study.

Who the book is for:

This is a boardbook, but the story is really long. I would say that it is good for families to read together, and kids aged three to five or so would probably enjoy it the most.

What I liked:

I love the sparkle on the cover. I know that my niece will appreciate that "fancy" aspect of the book.

The story is cute, telling of a couple of mice who are searching for the new king and how God loves everyone - even those who are small.

The pictures are fun to study.

What I didn’t like:

The story is a little long and drawn out.

I think that kids might get confused by the focus on animals and the way that the book shares that God came for them.

My conclusion:

Overall, I found this book to be okay, but I like some others better than it.

I give Itsy Bitsy Christmas 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook Bloggers. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Unique Adult Coloring Book - My Review of Pop Manga Coloring Book

Published by: Watson-Guptill Publications
Written by: Camilla d'Errico

I am loving all of the adult coloring books that are out right now, and I was very excited to receive the chance to review Pop Manga Coloring Book.

This book features a variety of manga pictures that look like they were actually drawn on the pages of the book. This book is perfect for use with colored pencils, and the one who is coloring can make it appear as if they are the one who drew the pictures, originally.



What I liked:


The pictures have such personality to them, and I love the details.

The book is very different from other adult coloring books out there.

The pictures would be great for hanging on the wall and displaying in a home.

This book is good for preteens, teens, and some adults, and I think it would make a great gift.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I do not like about this book.

My conclusion:


Overall, I am a fan of this book. I love it.

I give Pop Manga Coloring Book 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Blogging for Books. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Plays Music, Making Me Love It - My Review of Happy Birthday to You!

Published by: Worthy Kids/ideals
By: Michelle Medlock Adams
Illustrated by: Sandra Rodriguez

I have a tradition of giving my nieces and nephews a birthday book each time that they have a birthday, so I was super excited to have the chance to review a new option that I had not seen before.

Happy Birthday to You! is a simple book that plays music as you turn through it. This is something that my nieces and nephews will love!



The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are colorful and fun. Not as cute as some kids' books out there, but still fun.

Who the book is for:

This book is a boardbook, so I would think that it would be best for babies and toddlers, but... the cake on the cover of the book has four candles. I am giving this to my niece for her fourth birthday.

What I liked:

This book plays music!

This is a fun read.

This book is perfect for any birthday.

The illustrations are colorful.

The book is made in a fun shape.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I didn't like about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a fun choice for my nieces and nephews.

I give Happy Birthday to You! 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from B&H/Lifeway. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Simple and a Little Weird - My Review of How Big is Love?

Published by: B&H Kids
By: Amy Parker
Illustrated by: Breezy Brookshire

I always enjoy checking out children's books to share with my nieces and nephews, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review How Big is Love?

This book features a hedgehog who is questioning his mom in regard to how big love really is.



The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are really cute. I love the characters and the settings and everything about them.

Who the book is for:

This is good for babies and toddlers, and some older kids, too.

What I liked:

This book is simple.

The pictures are cute.

This is a padded boardbook, which I love.

Positive message.

What I didn’t like:

This book is a little weird - like, love is "even more than all the stars in the sky".

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this was an okay read.

I give How Big is Love? 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from B&H/Lifeway. The opinions expressed in this review are my true thoughts and feeling regarding this book. I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.