Monday, August 14, 2017

Jesus Loves Me

Jesus Loves Me, published by Zondervan is part of their new Sing-Along book series. It is a beautifully illustrated padded cover board book that is sure to please any preschooler and older child alike. The illustrations are adorable and full of furry friends, that bring the song to life. You can sing or simply read along as you flip through the pages of this book.

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

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

All Things Bright and Beautiful

All things Bright and Beautiful is such a cute little board book! It is so bright and full of glitter, my little ones are absolutely in love with it and so am I. I love how it brings a hymn to life in such a beautiful way. And the book is the perfect size for a toddler and older baby, and get this, it has a plastic handle on the spine so they can carry it around with them on all their adventures! It's a little smaller than most of the board book we have, but that's a good thing, my soon to be, first time, birthday girl got a glimpse of it and I'm sure she will love once she officially receives it!

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

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.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thank You, God, for Grandma by Amy Parker

Thank You, God, for Grandma by Amy Parker and illustrated by Rosalinda Knightley is an adorable board book featuring two bear cubs and a grandma bear. It vocalizes how a grandmother is precious and tender, loving and caring for her grandchildren. It showcases the different things a grandmother does or lets you do, like baking, playing dress up in her closet, exploring all the hidden treasures of her house, snuggles and songs and even teaching the grandchildren love and compassion towards others. There are many reasons to thank God for Grandmas, Nanas and Mimis too, Gigis and Grams and Grandmommies and this book helps show them all.

This book is really adorable and especially since our family has a thing for bears, I am sure that Nana Bear is going to love this for Mother's day! It is easy to read and has rhythm and could easily be read by a grandchild. It would also make a great gift to a grandma-to-be as an announcement! The illustrations are very nice and well detailed. Our cubs love looking through it. And I am totally okay with that since it's a nice thick board book, my favorite kind. I also love how it weaves God into the story and let's His Love shine through.