Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I Don't Get It - My Review of Where Does Love Hide?

Published by: Tyndale Kids
Written by: Mary Manz Simon
Illustrated by: Hannah Wood

I enjoy checking out all kinds of children's books, and I was excited to have the chance to read and review Where Does Love Hide? I was hoping to like this book and I wanted to share it with my nieces and nephews, but I found it a little disappointing.

Where Does Love Hide?  -     By: Mary Manz Simon

Who the book is for:

This book is for babies and toddlers through about age five.

What I liked:

There are flaps to be lifted in the book, allowing children to interact with it.

The book is colorful and fun.

What I didn’t like:

I don't really get the point of the book. I thought that the question of "where does love hide?" would be answered in the end.

My conclusion:

Overall, I'm not really a fan of this book.

I give Where Does Love Hide? 2 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.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

I Like the Characters, the Family - My Review of Home on the Range

Published by: Multnomah
Written by: Ruth Logan Herne

I enjoy reading fiction books that are a part of a series, getting to know a family and having the chance to read about each member. I read the previous book in the Double S Ranch series, and I was happy to have the chance to read and review Home on the Range.

This book tells about a single father and his struggle to support his hurting little girls. It tells about a woman who is haunted by her past. This book shares the story of a multi-generational family and ranch life.

#2: Home on the Range  -     By: Ruth Logan Herne

What I liked:


The characters in this book are fun to read about, and I feel like I have had the chance to get to know them through this book and the first in the series.

The story was different from some.

There were many touching moments in the book.

What I didn’t like:


The chapters in this book are really long, which bothered me at times.

My conclusion:


Overall, I enjoyed this book more than the first in the series.

I give Home on the Range 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, December 4, 2016

Fun Activity Book - My Review of The Berenstain Bears Hugs and Kisses

Published by: ZonderKidz
By: Jan and Mike Berenstain

I love The Berenstain Bears and all of their different stories, and I was excited to have the chance to read and review The Berenstain Bears Hugs and Kisses and to share it with my nieces and nephews.

This book contains all kinds of activities for kids, and it is all focused on love. I think that it would be a fun Valentines gift.

The Berenstain Bears Hugs and Kisses Sticker & Activity Book  -     By: Jan Berenstain, Mike Berenstain

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are classic for The Berenstain Bears. They are fun to look at and they are detailed.

Who the book is for:

I guess that this would be a good book for families with many different ages of children in them, because it is not really for one particular age. There are coloring pictures that would be good for preschoolers and toddlers, but there are also word searches and puzzles that are for older children. (The back of the book lists it as being for ages 4 through 8, but I'm not sure children that young would be able to handle some of it, and younger children might enjoy it, too.)

What I liked:

I like all of the stickers and the fact that this book contains that "bonus". I know that my nieces will have fun with them.

I like that there are a variety of activities in the book.

I like the pictures.

What I didn’t like:

I think that this book could be made better if it was geared toward one particular age of children.

My conclusion:

Overall, I found this to be a fun book.

I give The Berenstain Bears Hugs and Kisses 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.