Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sparkly and Cute - My Review of Princess Prayers

Published by: ZonderKidz
Written by: Crystal Bowman
Inspired by: Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson

My niece loves all things princess, and I have gifted some of the other books from The Princess Parables collection to her. She loved them, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review Princess Prayers.

Princess Prayers  -     By: Jeanna Young, Jacqueline Kinney Johnson    Illustrated By: Omar Aranda

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are one of the best parts of it. They feature the princesses from this collection doing various things. They are colorful, pretty, and fun.

What I liked:

As I mentioned, the pictures in this book help to make it special. I think that little girls would enjoy looking at those pictures as they read the book.

Each prayer that is a part of the book includes a Bible verse that fits with it.

The cover of this book is my favorite part. It is glittery and fancy and fun.

What I didn’t like:

While I am usually a fan of padded covered board books, this one doesn't really make sense to me. My niece who loves The Princess Parables collection is six. She doesn't typically read this kind of a book, and yet, the prayers are not really something that a toddler or baby would sit through.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this is an okay book.

I give Princess Prayers 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. 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.

Friday, June 16, 2017

An Okay Read - My Review of Behind the Scenes

Published by: Bethany House
By: Jen Turano

My sister really enjoys Jen Turano's books, so I thought I would give the author a chance. I read and reviewed Behind the Scenes because I thought that it sounded like something that would be interesting.

This book tells the story of a young woman who works secretly as a reporter. When she uncovers a scary plot to kill a man in her city, she must convince that man that he is in danger and that he needs her help.

Behind the Scenes  -     By: Jen Turano

What I liked:

The story of this book is really different from others that are out there.

The characters in this book are fairly likable and unique.

What I didn’t like:

I thought that this book was really bland. There was not a lot to it.

There were parts of this book that were really boring to me.

Some of this book was a little farfetched.

My conclusion:

Overall, I wasn't really a fan of this book.

I give Behind the Scenes 3 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. 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.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Really Beautiful Bible - My Review of the ICB Blessed Garden Bible

Published by: Tommy Nelson

My niece is a little princess. She loves all things girly and "fancy", and I was excited to have the chance to check out and review the ICB Blessed Garden Bible because I thought it was something that she would like. I am excited to have a special Bible that I can share with her.

The ICB Blessed Garden Bible, Hardcover  -

Who the book is for:

This Bible is perfect for any little girl, as it has a beautiful appearance and it is a version that is made special for children.

What I liked:

This Bible is beautiful in appearance.

This Bible seems sturdy and strong.

The font size used in this Bible is really nice for children. It's hard to find Bibles with a font that is large enough to be read by beginner readers.

What I didn’t like:

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

My conclusion:

Overall, I really like this Bible.

I give this ICB Blessed Garden Bible 5 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, June 7, 2017

A Nice Children's Bible Storybook - My Review of My Bible Adventure through God's Word

Published by: Tommy Nelson

I am always interested in checking out new children's Bibles, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review My Bible Adventure through God's Word.

This Bible storybook features fifty-two stories, covering many of the more classic Bible stories and then some more obscure ones.

My Bible Adventure Through God's Word: 52 Bible Stories for Kids  -     By: Johnny Hunt

The illustrations:

There are actually not a whole lot of pictures in this book, but the pictures that are included are pretty cute.

What I liked:

This book shares stories in a way that helps children understand them.

This book includes many stories.

This book has a ribbon bookmark built into it, which seems appropriate and handy.

What I didn’t like:

I'm not sure I see the point in this book being like it is. I don't know who reads Bible stories just once a week.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this is a decent Bible storybook for kids.

I give My Bible Adventure through God's Word 4 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. 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.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cute and Fun - My Review of All Things Bright and Beautiful

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Illustrated by: Dawn Machell

I thought this book looked cute and that is why I chose to read and review it. I was not disappointed in regard to cuteness. I am excited to share this with the next new baby to enter my family.

All Things Bright and Beautiful shares a poem that many know, and it does that while also sharing fun and cute pictures.

All Things Bright and Beautiful: Make Believe Ideas  -

The illustrations:

The pictures are really fun and cute.

What I liked:

I love this type of book - the padded board book.

The pictures in this book are so cute!

The colors used in this book are modern and fun.

The glitter on each page really adds to the book.

What I didn’t like:

There is not really anything that I dislike about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this book is really cute.

I give All Things Bright and Beautiful 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from BookLook. 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, May 31, 2017

Interesting Historical Fiction - My Review of To the Farthest Shores

Published by: Bethany House
By: Elizabeth Camden

I usually enjoy contemporary fiction more than historical fiction, but I chose to read and review To the Farthest Shores because I like Elizabeth Camden and the way that she does historical fiction.

This book tells the story of a young nurse who is working the night shift while haunted by her past in various ways. It shares the story of a military man who is ready to settle down and live a different kind of life. It tells of a man who is fighting addiction while trying to become a better person. It tells the story of a little girl who is living without her mother. It shares many stories, each in a special way.
To the Farthest Shores  -     By: Elizabeth Camden

Who the book is for:

This is something that will interest many adults, both women and men.

What I liked:

The characters in this book are very likable - both the main characters and the extra ones.

The plot is interesting and unique.

This book shares history in a way that makes it enjoyable to learn.

I was into the book the whole time that I was reading it and it had an exciting story to it.

What I didn’t like:

There is not much in this book that I didn't like.

My conclusion:

Overall, I enjoyed this book.

I give To the Farthest Shores 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book free to review from Bethany House. 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.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Interesting for Kids - My Review of Kids' Visual Study Bible

Published by: Zonderkidz

My seven-year-old nephew loves to learn about anything and everything. He knows the heights of all kinds of animals and he knows what they eat and where they live. He is interested in the world around him, and I was happy to have the chance to read and review this Kids' Visual Study Bible because I think that he will enjoy using it and learning from it.

NIV Kids' Visual Study Bible, Hardcover  -

Who the book is for:

This is an NIV Bible, so it really could be used by anyone of any age. I know that adults are interested in some of the things that it has to share - and I feel that I could learn from it. It is most appropriate for those from seven to twelve or so.

What I liked:

There are notes in the Bible that help young people understand what they are reading.

There are maps and pictures and all kinds of "extras" in the Bible.

The setup is nice. Each page seems relatively easy to read.

What I didn’t like:

I wish that the font was a little larger, as I'm not sure my little nephew will be able to read it well on his own.

My conclusion:

Overall, I like this Bible.

I give Kids' Visual Study Bible 5 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.