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.