Sunday, October 15, 2017
Trying to be the perfect parent is every mom and dad's true goal. But every day life challenges that, every day! Being the perfect parent and having the perfect child are two things that are completely impossible, yet we strive for it. And holding our children and ourselves up to that high a standard can actually go against what God wants for us. He gives us the gift of Grace, and we should remember to extend that Grace to our children and of course, to ourselves.
This book isn't a cure all book. But it can help guide and direct you back on the right track. Being a good, strong family is about loving and forgiving each other. Allowing each other grace is the first step. Sometimes things will get hard and testing, but sharing God's Grace will make things smooth out a little.
Monday, August 14, 2017
My little ones really enjoyed this book, especially once they convinced daddy to sing it with them! It is a well-known and well loved song in our household and to no surprise was the book greeted the same way. Although, the lyrics depicted in the book do defer to those that we sing, the unfamiliarity of the words did throw us off at first, but knowing the melody and the tune, we had no issues adapting to the words. Who know, maybe we were the ones singing the wrong words all along!
I have a love for board books, especially with two toddlers in the house. Durability is important, especially with books. They tend to be well loved and sometimes even chewed on. I'm glad to say that this on is fairing pretty well!
I would definitely recommend this book to church nurseries, day care centers and all families with a love for this classic children's song.
Friday, June 09, 2017
Grandpa Hugs by Laura Neutzling is an adorable board book. It is a follow up to Grandma kisses and just as cute! It aims to highlight all those things that grandpas are good at! It is charming and children, well mine did at least, will relate and recall the activities portrayed by forest creatures depicting grandfathers and their grandchildren. Our children refer to one of their grandfathers as Pawpa Bear, and with all the forest animals and perfect count of grandchildren depicted in the book, they thought it was about them! That is how much the story is easy to relate to and grasp. This book is great for toddlers and preschoolers. The same model is repeated through out the book, which they seemed to enjoy. They anticipated the repetition of the rhythms in the text. The illustrations are great and captivated their attention, and of course, it being a board book, it voided the need to be extra careful with turning the pages and makes it easier to share! It even mentions praying with grandpa, which is important for our family.
Overall, it has a great message of grandfatherly love. It is nice and easy to read and captivated little ones attention very well. It is definitely a great addition to the family library, as well as the Church Nursery and daycare books!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The book is so vibrant and colorful but the message inside is even better! It talks about all the things that God has created. The flowers, the birds, the sunset and the mountains. The seasons, the fruits and even our eyes and lips! He is a Wise and Wonderful Creator and he made them all. I had never heard the hymn before, so I looked it up and it is so bright, fresh and upbeat, just like this little book. I definitely would recommend it to all little ones, it would also make a great addition to church nurseries too!
Friday, May 12, 2017
Thank you God for Grandpa by Amy Parker and illustrated by Rosalinda Knightly is a lovely board book celebrating grandfather. The gorilla characters are charming and adorable and give life to all the grandfatherly adjectives and activities portrayed in the book. The rhyming story portrays a patriarch leading his grand children in a godly way but also passing on his own wisdom and knowledge. As well as showering the little apes with love and an extra serving of dessert, it shows how much fun grandfathers can be. The words of the story flow well and the illustrations are playful and reflect well the youthfulness that those grand children can bring to an old grandpa!
My little ones really enjoyed the book. Checking out what the gorillas were doing and comparing to the activities that they do with their do with their Pawpa was really fun for them. They were satisfied with the story’s length and it kept their attention. They noticed the little details in the illustrations and thought some were funny. They over all enjoyed it and are eager to give it to their Papaw for father's day. I would definitely recommend this book and it’s partner book, Thank you, God for Grandma.