Sunday, January 29, 2017

Cute and Fun Read - My Review of Noah, Noah, What Do You See?

Published by: Tommy Nelson
By: Bill Martin, Jr. and Michael Sampson

I love checking out all kinds of children's books, and I was excited to have the chance to read and review Noah, Noah, What Do You See? This book seemed like something that would be cute and fun, and it is.

Noah, Noah, What Do You See?  -     By: Bill Martin, Jr. & Michael Sampson

Who the book is for:

I can see all of my nieces and nephews enjoying this, even the six-year-old niece and nephew. I think that the book is especially fun for babies and toddlers, and I think it would be a good gift for a newborn or for a little one's first birthday.

What I liked:

The pictures in this book are really cute and fun. I love them.

The story is simple and sweet.

The book covers the basics of a number of different Bible characters in a fun way.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I did not like about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this is a fun book for little ones.

I give Noah, Noah, What Do You See? 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.

Monday, January 23, 2017

A Sweet and Positive Read - My Review of Good Good Father for Little Ones

Published by: Tommy Nelson
By: Chris Tomlin and Pat Barrett

My nieces like worship music and I thought it would be fun for them to check out this book, since it is based off a song that they probably sing in church. Good Good Father for Little Ones is something that was written because of the song by Chris Tomlin.

Good, Good Father for Little Ones   -     By: Chris Tomlin, Pat Barrett

Who the book is for:

This book seems appropriate for babies through young school aged children other than that padded cover and board book design that make it seem like it is just for babies and toddlers.

What I liked:

The pictures in this book are cute and sweet.

I like the message of this book and the way that it makes little ones think about God - and a famous worship song - in a whole new way.

This is a positive and encouraging book for kids.

What I didn’t like:

There is nothing in particular that I did not like about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I appreciated this book and all that it is.

I give Good Good Father for Little Ones 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.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cute, but Similar Books are Out There - My Review of Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made Animals

Published by: Zonderkidz
Written by: Rhonda Gowler Green
Illustrated by: David Walker

I love checking out all kinds of children's books, and I especially like board books with padded covers. I was happy to have the chance to check out Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made Animals and I thought it would be something that my nieces and nephews might like.

Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals  -     By: Rhonda Gowler Greene    Illustrated By: David Walker

Who the book is for:

This book is for babies and toddlers.

What I liked:

The pictures are really cute and fun.

The size of the book and the padded cover is nice.

The message - that God made animals and all that they are - is a good one.

What I didn’t like:

This book seems so similar to all of the others like it that are already out there and that my nieces and nephews already have.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this was a decent kids' book.

I give Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made Animals 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.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Broke My Heart in the Best Way - My Review of Of Stillness and Storm

Published by: Thomas Nelson
By: Michele Phoenix

I wasn't sure what I was going to think about this book or how I was going to like it, and wow. I had no idea that it was going to be all that it was/is.

Of Stillness and Storm tells the story of a woman who has followed her husband where he felt led to go, serving with him far from the comforts of home. This woman sees the way that her son struggles in the far-off land, and she has to deal with a lot of pain.

Of Stillness and Storm  -     By: Michele Phoenix

Who the book is for:

I think that any Christian adult will find that this book touches them and they will be drawn in when reading it. Missionaries and missionary kids will find that this book is especially real to them.

What I liked:

The characters in this book are very real and I really like that about them.

The story is one that draws a person in and breaks the heart.

This is an emotional read. I cried while reading it, and I rarely do that with any book.

This book is very real.

What I didn’t like:

The beginning of the book was a little hard to get into, but stick with it. The book gets better.

Some may be bothered by a bit of language in the book, but I didn't think it was a big deal.

My conclusion:

Overall, I was drawn in and touched by this book.

I give Of Stillness and Storm 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, January 11, 2017

There are Better Children's Books Out There - My Review of God Made You Nose to Toes

Published by: ZonderKidz
By: Leslie Parrott
Illustrated by: Estelle Corke

I like to check out different children's books for my nieces and nephews, and I was happy to have the chance to read and review God Made You Nose to Toes.

God Made You Nose to Toes Boardbook  -     By: Leslie Parrott, Estelle Corke

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are nothing special. They are colorful and fun, but they are not especially cute.

Who the book is for:

This is a good book for babies and toddlers.

What I liked:

I like padded boardbooks.

I like the size of this book.

The messages is kind of cute and simple, that God made a child just the way that they are for a reason.

What I didn’t like:

There are many similar books out there, and I just don't really care for this one too much.

My conclusion:

Overall, I like other children's books more than this one.

I give God Made You Nose to Toes 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.

Monday, January 2, 2017

An Okay Read - My Review of The Cherished Quilt

Published by: Zondervan
By: Amy Clipston

I am not always a fan of Amish fiction, but I thought that this book sounded like it was something that might be interesting.

The Cherished Quilt tells the story of a young Amish man who is haunted by the loss of his brother and the young woman who falls in love with him.
The Cherished Quilt #3   -     By: Amy Clipston

Who the book is for:

This is a good book for anyone who loves Amish fiction and for those who love family dramas and love stories.

What I liked:

I like the whole family drama that is playing out and the heart that is a part of the story.

The characters are interesting to read about.

What I didn’t like:

The first three-quarters of the book or so is pretty boring and I found myself simply skimming it.

I don't agree 100% with the book or its characters, but that is to be expected when reading Amish fiction.

The chapters were a little too long for me.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this was an okay read.

I give The Cherished Quilt 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.