Wednesday, October 29, 2014

*Giveaway and Review - Their Name is Today

Written by: Johann Christoph Arnold            
Published by: Plough Publishing House

I love children. I have a heart for children. I ache for hurting children every day, and I hate hearing of children who are mistreated. That is why I was excited to receive and review Their Name is Today, a book that is all for looking out for children and treating them right.


Who the book is for:

Parents and educators and all kinds of people who care about children.

What I liked:

This book makes some really good points about just how special children are, and how we need to treat them that way.

This book is pro-family and pro-children.

I love how this book mentions that children are a privilege, and that we parents should treat them as such and be grateful for them rather than complaining about them.

I like the fact that this book mentions that corporal punishment should never be used when disciplining.

Love that this book encourages parents to let their children be curious and just be kids.

What I didn’t like:

This book has a strong pro public schooling message that I didn’t appreciate.

This book is anti-gun and anti-war.

This book can sound bitter and angry at times.

Takes the anti-electronics thing a little too far – they can be a positive part of a child’s life, too, not just a negative one.

My conclusion:

This book is so different from any other and I found so much to love and so much to disagree with, too.

Because of the fact that it stands up for children, I give Their Name is Today 4 out of 5 stars.

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I received this book free to review from Fly By Promotions. 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, October 27, 2014

Cute and Fun - My Review of Guess Who Noah's Boat

Published by: Kregel Children’s Books
Written by: Matt Mitter
Illustrated by: Ela Jarzabek

I love reading and reviewing children’s books, and that is why I chose to check out this one.

Guess Who Noah’s Boat tells the story of Noah and his ark in a whole new way.


The story:

This book introduces the animals in Noah’s Ark, allowing children to guess which animal is hiding on each page.

The illustrations:

Are fun and colorful and cute.

How strong is the book?

This is sturdy lift-a-flap book.

Who the book is for:

Toddlers and preschoolers.

What I liked:

This is a fun book.

This tells the story of Noah’s Ark in an interesting and unique way.

The lift-a-flaps are fun.

What I didn’t like:

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

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a fun book for young children.

I give Guess Who Noah’s Boat 4 out of 5 stars.


I received this book free to review from Kregel Blog Tour. 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, October 24, 2014

Why a Boardbook? - My Review of The Legend of the Candy Cane

Published by: ZonderKidz
Written by: Lori Walburg
Illustrated by: Richard Cowdrey

I always enjoy checking out different children’s books, and so I was excited to receive another Christmas one to read and review - TheLegend of the Candy Cane.


The story:

This book tells the story of a new candy shop opening in a town and how a little girl sees a candy cane for the first time at that candy shop. The owner of the candy shop explains the Christian meaning behind the candy cane.

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are pretty detailed and kind of cute.

How strong is the book?

This is a sturdy boardbook.

Who the book is for:

This book says that it is for ages four through eight on the back, but that makes me wonder why it is a boardbook. I would say this book is appropriate for four through six, and I wonder why they chose to make it a boardbook.

What I liked:

The pictures are cute.

The story shares a good message.

What I didn’t like:

The story is a bit boring.

The fact that this is a boardbook is a bit weird for the length and maturity.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is an okay book.

I give The Legend of the Candy Cane 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.

Tasty Looking Food - My Review of Homemade Decadence

Written by: Joy Wilson
Published by: Clarkson Potter Publishers

I love looking through the kinds of cookbooks that are full of pictures, especially when those pictures are of very tasty looking food. HomemadeDecadence is one of those books.


Who the book is for:

Those who enjoy cooking and – especially – baking.

What I liked:

I like the fact that these recipes really are homemade. This book doesn’t call for mixes and premade ingredients as so many other cookbooks do.

The full page pictures of various food items that are included in the book – items which have their recipes included in the book – are really nice.

The recipes are easy to understand.

There is some really good looking food in this book, some really good recipes.

The recipes use fairly common ingredients.

What I didn’t like:

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

My conclusion:

Overall, this is a good cookbook for those looking for sweet and tasty recipes.

I give Homemade Decadence 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.