Thursday, February 25, 2016

Adorable Pictures - My Review of Snuggle Time Prayers

Published by: Zonderkidz
By: Glenys Nellist
Illustrated by: Cee Biscoe

I requested to review this book because I thought that the cover looked cute, but I wasn't really a fan of prayer books, so I didn't know if I would like it or not. When I read the first prayer in the book, I was kind of disappointed, but then I kept going and the book grew on me. I ended up really liking this book. There is so much about Snuggle Time Prayers that is great.



The story:

This books shares various prayers in regard to life, God's work, and more.

The illustrations:

I love the pictures in this book! Like I said, it was the cover that attracted me to the book. The pictures are very cute and sweet and fun. I love just looking at them.

How strong is the book?

This seems to be pretty sturdy. It is a board book with a padded cover.

Who the book is for:

This is where I was a little confused. The book appears to be for babies or toddlers, but then it mentions school and climbing stairs and other things that don't really apply to very little ones.

What I liked:

I love the pictures - as I stated above. So cute and fun!

I like the way that each prayer has a Bible verse to go along with it.

I like the fact that the prayers teach important lessons about God, so children are actually learning through the book and the book can help their faith to grow.

The prayers are cute and short.

I really like padded board books.

What I didn’t like:

As I said before, parts of the book are a bit weird for babies/toddlers, but otherwise the book is good.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this is a nice book for young children.

I give Snuggle Time Prayers 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, February 24, 2016

My Kind of Book - My Review of Fast Food Maniac

Published by: Three Rivers Press
Written by: Jon Hein

I read a lot, sometimes the books that I read are fiction, sometimes they are biographies and memoirs, and sometimes they are books like this one. I really enjoyed reading Fast Food Maniac and finding out more about some of the best food out there - fast food.



Who the book is for:

This book is perfect for anyone who loves fast food, anyone who enjoys random facts, or anyone who has a dream of opening their own business one day.


What I liked:


I really liked the random tidbits of information about the various fast food places featured.

I was happy to find that Jon Hein included Culvers in the book - a favorite around here.

There is so much information in this book in regard to the food offered at various restaurants, and I enjoyed learning new things.

This book is enjoyable to read - I read it as I would a novel, consuming page after page each sitting.

What I didn’t like:


There is not much that I didn't like about this book, really. Nothing worth mentioning.


My conclusion:


I really liked this book and all that it offered.

I give Fast Food Maniac 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.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Colorful and Fun but a Little Scattered - My Review of A Royal Easter Story

Published by: Zonderkidz
By: Jeanna Young and Jacqueline Johnson
Illustrated by: Omar Aranda

My second oldest niece is obsessed with princesses and everything "fancy". I was excited to read and review A Royal Easter Story with her in mind. I hope to add this book to her Easter gift this year, and I am pretty sure that she will love it - for the sparkly cover, if nothing else.




The story:

This book tells about a group of sisters, princesses, who are on their way to an Easter celebration. The girls are racing a group of boys, but they are slowed down when they come across a little girl who has lost her family. The girls take the time to help the little girl rather than worrying about winning the race.

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are colorful and fun.

How strong is the book?

This is a sturdy hardcover book.

Who the book is for:

The back of this book says that it is for ages 4 through 8, and I think that that is pretty appropriate.

What I liked:

I like the sparkly cover - yes, maybe my niece gets her love of glitter from me. :)

I like the fact that this is a book about a group of sisters - and a big family.

The pictures are fun and the idea behind the story is kind of cute.

What I didn’t like:

The story is a bit scattered and random, and a bit long.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this was an okay read.

I give A Royal Easter Story 3 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.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Kept Me Reading - My Review of Keeper of the Stars

Published by: Thomas Nelson
By: Robin Lee Hatcher

I don't often get through a book in a matter of days anymore, but that is exactly what I did with Keeper of the Stars. I took three days to get through this book, and I would have finished it quicker if I had not been busy with other things.

This book tells the story of a twenty-something woman who is mourning the loss of her brother. During the story, she is forced to encounter someone who she feels played a role in her brother's accident. The man, is dealing with the pain of his past and the pain of his loss. Together, they must find healing.


Who the book is for:

This book is great for anyone who likes a romance that really has heart to it.

What I liked:

I found it interesting that there wasn't any one big thing that happened in the book to make the characters change, instead, the characters gradually changed throughout the course of the book.

I like the characters.

I like the highly developed story.

Funny at times, emotional at others.

What I didn’t like:

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

My conclusion:

Overall, I enjoyed this read.

I give Keeper of the Stars 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.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Little Too Boring at Times, but an Okay Read - My Review of Mermaid Moon

Published by: Thomas Nelson
By: Colleen Coble

I enjoy reading a variety of fiction, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review Mermaid Moon.

This book tells the story of a woman and a man who had a relationship in the past and are thrown together when the woman's father is murdered.


Who the book is for:

This book is for those who like suspense books with a love story weaved in.

What I liked:

The characters are fairly like-able.

The story is interesting at times.

There were parts of the book that kept me interested and that drew me in, parts that made the book interesting and enjoyable to read.

What I didn’t like:

Parts of this book were really boring to me, and I almost gave up without reading the whole thing. I had to push through parts that I just did not feel like reading.

The story, overall, was a little far fetched and a little hard to follow.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this was an okay read.

I give Mermaid Moon 3 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.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Grace for Mothers - My Review of Hope Unfolding

Published by: WaterBrook Press
Written by: Becky Thompson

I like to read parenting books, and I was excited to read one that was written just for mothers. Hope Unfolding was written by a woman who is a blogger and a mother of young children. This book is filled with "grace-filled truth" for all mothers.



Who the book is for:

This book is for any mothers who are looking for something positive and encouraging to read.


What I liked:


This book is filled with real stories, interesting tidbits from the author's life. This made the book fun to read.

The book is a positive one. There are so many books for parents out there, and not every one is positive in this way. I like the way that this book can bring a bit of light into a mother's life and make her feel good about things.

This book reaffirms the love that God has for mothers.

This book doesn't just give mothers grace, it encourages them to give their children the same treatment.

What I didn’t like:


There wasn't much of anything that I didn't like in this book, but I have to say that in the part where the author was talking about mothers being imperfect and that being okay she did nod to the past and the way that mothers laid their babies on their bellies to sleep and all of that - and the way it worked out for them. I found it a bit disturbing that she basically said that it's okay for babies to sleep on their bellies, etc., which I don't agree with. Not a big deal compared to the rest of the book as long as one doesn't overthink things and take this as permission to do things that could be harmful.

My conclusion:


I found this book to be a great option for mothers out there.

I give Hope Unfolding 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, February 1, 2016

Cute and Interactive - My Review of The Play-Along Bible

Published by: Tyndale Kids
By: Bob Hartman
Illustrated by: Susie Poole

I really like having the chance to read and review kids' books and Bibles, so I was happy to check out The Play-Along Bible. This Bible book is one that is interactive and fun, giving kids actions that they can to in order to "act out" the stories.


Who the book is for:

This book would be great for toddlers and preschoolers, but I can definitely see some school aged kids enjoying it, too. It would be great for use at home, but also for use in Christian schools and church programs.

What I liked:

The stories are simple and easy for kids to understand.

The actions and movements that kids are supposed to do are fun and will make the stories more memorable.

There are a lot of stories in the book.

The pictures are really cute - I loved them.

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 great Bible option for kids.

I give The Play-Along Bible 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.