Friday, April 6, 2018

Fun Farm Book for Nighttime - My Review of Night Night, Farm

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Amy Parker
Illustrated by: Virginia Allyn

I have never been a big fan of "touch and feel" books but some of the things that little ones get to feel in this book are actually pretty cute and fun - such as a woolly sheep and the blanket covering some adorable pigs.

I enjoy reading children's books and sharing them with my nieces and nephews and I was happy to have the opportunity to read and review Night Night, Farm.

Night Night, Farm Touch and Feel

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are adorable! I love them!

Who This Book is For:

This is good for any baby or toddler, especially those who love farm animals.

What I liked:

The pictures in this book are so, so cute.

Like I mentioned before, the things that little ones get to feel are fun.

This is a colorful and fun book.

What I didn’t like:

Some of the "story" and wording felt a little off to me.

My conclusion:

Overall, I like this book.

I give Night Night, Farm 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.

Like that It's Focused on Yosemite - My Review of Where the Fire Falls

Published by: Waterbrook
By: Karen Barnett

I have been to a few of the National Parks, and Yosemite is one of them. I went there a couple of years ago and I remember my visit so I was happy to have the chance to read and review Where the Fire Falls, a book based in that park.

This book tells the story of a woman who is running from her past. A painter, she is pretending to be a whole new version of herself because she is afraid she will not be successful otherwise. She spends time at Yosemite National Park and her whole world is shaken.

Who the book is for:


Those who have visited Yosemite like I have may enjoy this book and also those who would like to go there but have not.

What I liked:


I like all of the details and descriptions regarding Yosemite and various parts of the park.

The characters are likable.

The story is unique.

What I didn’t like:


This book is a little "blah". I wish that there was more to it and that it was a little more exciting.

There seems to be an anti-gun message in this book that I found a little surprising and weird.

My conclusion:


Overall, I thought this was an okay book.

I give Where the Fire Falls 3 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.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Cute but Doesn't Read the Best - My Review of I Prayed for You

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Jean Fischer
Illustrated by: Frank Endersby

My sister is longing for a baby. She is waiting to get pregnant, and I am praying for her. When I had the chance to read and review I Prayed for You, I really wanted to get the book to save for that day when my sister says that she is expecting.

This book is written from a mother bear's perspective, and it shares about how she prayed for her little one, and it includes the prayers that she prayed.

I Prayed for You (picture book)

The illustrations:

The pictures throughout this book are really cute and I like them.

Who This Book is For:

This is a good gift for any expectant or new mom.

What I liked:

The pictures are really sweet.

The overall idea of the book is nice.

The book is a cute one and one that mothers will appreciate.

What I didn’t like:

This book isn't really for babies as much as it is for mothers. It doesn't really read well when read aloud. It doesn't flow like I want it to.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this could be a special gift for my sister one day.

I give I Prayed for You 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.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Fun Book About Heaven - My Review of I Can Only Imagine

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Bart Millard with Laura Neutzling
Illustrated by: Sumiti Collina

I Can Only Imagine is such a popular song, and I have heard it a million times since it first came out. I was excited to read and review this children's book based on the song and the concept shared in it.

The book, I Can Only Imagine, shares the imaginings of a child as they think about Heaven and all that it might be.

I Can Only Imagine (picture book)  -     By: Bart Millard


The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are colorful and fun to study. They are a bit realistic and I think that children will enjoy looking at them.

Who This Book is For:

This would be a good gift for children of those who love MercyMe. This could be given to anyone from babies to about age six or seven.

What I liked:

This pictures are fun.

The story simply questions what Heaven might be, it doesn't make up things about it.

The text is fun to read.

What I didn’t like:

There is not anything in particular that I didn't like.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a special book.

I give I Can Only Imagine 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.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Fun Little Book that Would Make a Great Gift - My Review of Bountiful Blessings

Published by: Bethany House
By: Susie Larson
Art by: Carolyn Williams

I love the idea of adult coloring books and I think that they are a great gift option. I was happy to have the chance to read and review Bountiful Blessings because of that.

Bountiful Blessings: A Creative Devotional Experience

What I liked:

Each "devotional" in this book is super short and really just a blessing over the one who reads it.

The pictures in this book are detailed and fun and very different from one another.

The size of this book is nice, I like that it is relatively small.

What I didn’t like:

The book does not open well enough to make coloring easy. I wish that it was spiral bound or something.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a fun book to use as a gift.

I give Bountiful Blessings 4 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.

Another Great Read from Terri Blackstock - My Review of If I Live

Published by: Zondervan

Written by: Terri Blackstock

I  have loved the writing of Terri Blackstock for years, but I had forgotten how much until I had the chance to read and review If I Live. It had been too long since I had read anything from this author.

This book tells the story of a woman who is wanted for murders that she did not complete and her struggle to prove her innocence while also staying safe from those who want her dead.

Who This Book is For:

Anyone looking for a suspenseful read with a bit of a love story mixed in will love this book.

What I liked:

I liked that I was able to "get" this book without reading the start of the series.

I really felt like I got to know the characters and came to really like them by the end of the book.

The story was interesting and different.

This book kept my attention the whole way through.

What I didn’t like:

I don't really have any complaints with this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I enjoyed this book.

I give If I Live 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.

Very Fun Pictures - My Review of Night Night, Jungle

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Amy Parker
Illustrated by: Virginia Allyn

I am always interested in checking out another children's book for my nieces and nephews so I was happy to read and review Night Night, Jungle.

This book is so colorful and the cover drew me in right away.

Night Night, Jungle

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are very colorful and a lot of fun. I know that my animal-loving nieces and nephews are going to appreciate seeing all of the animals in this book. They are somewhat realistic and yet cute.

Who This Book is For:

This is a good book for babies and toddlers, and a little older of kids will probably think it's fun, too.

What I liked:

This book is simple, with a text that will help little ones know that it is time to go to sleep.

The pictures in this book are colorful and fun.

The animals that this book is focused on are different than the typical animals in children's books.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing that I really didn't like when it comes to this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think this is a fun book.

I give Night Night, Jungle 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.