Thursday, October 26, 2017

A Decent Read - My Review of A Time to Stand

Published by: Thomas Nelson
Written by: Robert Whitlow

I have enjoyed some of Robert Whitlow's previous writing, so I was happy to have the chance to read and review A Time to Stand. I also thought the story of this book sounded interesting.

This book tells of a young African American attorney who finds it hard to know where she stands as she comes across a case of a Caucasian police officer who has shot an African American teen. This is a story of community, family, and love.

A Time to Stand  -     By: Robert Whitlow

Who This Book is For:

This is a book that will be of interest to those who are interested in the law and the work of lawyers, and also those just looking for a decent story.

What I liked:

It is easy to get to know the characters in this book and feel for them.

This book kept me interested as I was reading it.

What I didn’t like:

There was something about the ending of the book that really left me feeling disappointed.

This book just was not all I wanted it to be when it comes to the topics it was tackling.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought that this was a decent read but nothing too great.

I give A Time to Stand 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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Cute and Fun Counting Book - My Review of One Christmas Bear

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written and Illustrated by: Anne Vittur Kennedy

I had the chance to read and review another fun Christmas book today. One Christmas Bear talks about various animals in a fun, counting style. I think that either one of my baby nephews would enjoy this book.

One Christmas Bear  -     By: Anne Vittur Kennedy

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are really cute and fun.

Who This Book is For:

This is great for babies through about three years old.

What I liked:

I like the counting style of this book. I think it will help my one-year-old nephew as he starts to talk and eventually learns to count.

The pictures are fun to look at.

I like the sparkly cover and the fun that it adds to the whole book.

What I didn’t like:

There is not really anything that I dislike about this book.

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this is a fun book.

I give One Christmas Bear 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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cute Little Christmas Book - My Review of Really Woolly Christmas Blessings

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Bonnie Rickner Jensen
Illustrated by: Donna Chapman

I love checking out children's books of all kinds, and I was happy to have the chance to read and review Really Woolly Christmas Blessings.

This is a Christmas book that tells the story of Jesus' birth and that goes beyond that with poems about Christmas trees and gifts.

Really Woolly Christmas Blessings  -     By: Bonnie Rickner Jensen

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are cute and fun.

Who This Book is For:

This is a good book for babies and toddlers, and some kids who are a little older may like it.

What I liked:

The style in which this is written is fun.

The pictures in the book are enjoyable to look at.

Each page of the book includes a Bible verse.

What I didn’t like:

One of the verses that is used on one of the pages is highly irrelevant and completely taken out of context. I wish that they had just left that one out, as it will confuse children.

My conclusion:

Overall, this is an okay book.

I give Really Woolly Christmas Blessings 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.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Colorful and Cute but Too Simple - My Review of A Box of Awesome Things Matching Game

Published by: Clarkson Potter
Created by: Wee Society

I was excited to have the chance to check out a new game and review it. I thought that the A Box of Awesome Things Matching Game looked fun, and I thought that it would be something new and interesting. I guess I failed to read about the game fully before it arrived.

Basically, this is a memory game. Yes, the things that you match up to play the game are kind of cool and funny - such as s'mores and helicopters - but the overall game is just memory. Most people have at least one memory game in their home if they have young children.


Who the book is for:


The box says that the game is for ages 3 through 103, but I would narrow it down a bit. I think that this is good for 3 through 8 or so.


What I liked:


The box is very colorful and fun, and a cute size, too.

The pictures on the card are fun and simple.

This could be educational, as it will introduce children to words like lava and argyle.

This game offers a fresh take on an old classic.

What I didn’t like:


This game is just too simple. There are so many other memory options out there.


This is not a game for adults unless they are playing with the simple purpose of entertaining a child.

My conclusion:


Overall, this wasn't what I thought it would be.

I give A Box of Awesome Things Matching Game 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.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Fun, with a Good Message - My Review of I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Written by: Max Lucado
Illustrated by: Shirley Ng-Benitez

I have nieces and nephews who have big fears. The majority of my nieces and nephews are more fearful than the kids around them. I was excited to read and review I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat with the hope of sharing it with them.

I enjoy Max Lucado's adult books, but this book was not really written in a way that makes it seem like something from him. It is a good book, but a lot more simple than his other books - both his children's ones and adult ones.

I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat: A Prayer for When You Wish You Were Brave  -     By: Max Lucado    Illustrated By: Shirley Ng-Benitez

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are fun and colorful.

Who This Book is For:

This book is good for any kids who struggle with fear. I think it is appropriate for about age two through eight.

What I liked:

This book is fun to read and yet it has a message, too.

The pictures are fun to look at.

I like that this book tackles fear.

What I didn’t like:

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

My conclusion:

Overall, I think that this book will make a fun gift for my nieces and nephews.

I give I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat 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.