Friday, November 30, 2018

A "Meh" Kids' Book - My Review of How Do You Say Good Night?

Published by: Tommy Nelson
Illustrated by: Catalina Echeverri

I have read many children's books through the years and not all of them stand out as being especially cute or especially interesting. I was happy to have the chance to read and review How Do You Say Good Night? because I love reading books to share with my nieces and nephews. I was disappointed with this book, though, because it did not seem to be anything special.

How Do You Say Good Night?  -

The illustrations:

The pictures in this book are a little bit cute and fun and interesting but I've seen better.

Who This Book is For:

This book is appropriate for toddlers and preschoolers.

What I liked:

The story of this book is kind of cute.

This book introduces children to animals that they might not have heard of before.

What I didn’t like:

The story of this book is fictional - of course - yet I think children might be confused by it and think that animals actually do the things described in the book.

This is written in a kind of long and dragged out way and I think it is kind of boring.

My conclusion:

Overall, I didn't think this book was anything special.

I give How Do You Say Good Night? 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.

Monday, November 19, 2018

An Interesting Read - My Review of Boundaries for Your Soul

Published by: Nelson Books
Written by: Alison Cook, PhD and Kimberley Miller, MTh, LMFT

I like to read books that can help me grow and deal with issues in my life. I was excited to read and review Boundaries for Your Soul because I thought it might be a book that would help me to grow.

Boundaries for Your Soul: How to Turn Your Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings into Your Greatest Allies  -     By: Alison Cook PhD, Kimberly, Miller MTh LMFT

Who This Book is For:

This book is meant to help people deal with anxiety, shame, and other emotions that mess with a person's life. Those who are in need of healing for their souls can grow through the reading of this book.

What I liked:

I appreciated the stories that are mixed into this book of real life people and the ways that they changed.

I like how the different parts of this book are focused on different issues.

There are a few little tidbits and quotes that I got from this book that I feel will help me change my life in a positive way.

What I didn’t like:

I felt like there was just something missing with this book and it wasn't as helpful as I wanted it to be.

This is a little boring and hard to get through/the chapters are a little long.

My conclusion:

Overall, I thought this book was interesting.

I give Boundaries for Your Soul 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.

So Affirming - My Review of You Are

Published by: Tyndale Kids
Written by: Emily Assell
Illustrated by: Lauren Copple

My nieces and nephews LOVE to read. I am always on the lookout for new books for them. I was very happy to have the chance to read and review You Are.

This book shares about all of the things that the Bible says a child is, including "chosen" and "a delight".


Who the book is for:

This book seems to be made for babies and toddlers but I can see older children appreciating it as well.

What I liked:

First of all, I love the sweet and gentle look of this book and the cute pictures. It is so modern and fun and special.

I love the way that this book affirms a child's worth and helps them know what they are in God's eyes.

I like that this book includes Bible verses to support its claims.

What I didn’t like:

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

My conclusion:

Overall, I really like this book.

I give You Are 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.