Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me retold by Christina Goodings and illustrated by Janet Samuel
About the Book: This Bible storybook contains twelve favorite episodes from the Old and New Testaments, chosen to emphasize the message of God’s love and care. Each story concludes with a blessing, prayer, or reflection, which is illustrated with the child and the teddy bear together. Children will love the endearing teddy bear illustrations which will help them to relate easily to the stories and prayers.
My Review: This is a cute bible story book for children ages 3-8 years old. The Bible and Prayers for Teddy and Me shares the wonderful word of God, His love and power from the Old Testament to the New Testament. The 12 stories are In the Beginning, Noah and the Ark, Baby Moses, David and Goliath, Jonah Learns a Lesson, Daniel and the Lions, Jesus is Born, Jesus the Teacher, The Story of the Sower, The Lost Sheep, The Farmer’s Son, The Man in the Tree, The Good Samaritan, and The First Easter.
It has a padded front cover and the book is colorful and has bold pictures that helps bring the stories to life. The text is easy to read and you will find that these stories are so engaging that your child would want you to read it again and again.
- Age Range: 3 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool – Kindergarten
- Hardcover: 64 pages
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
Explorer The Lost Islands edited by Kazu Kibuishi
About the Book: The highly anticipated second volume to the critically acclaimed Explorer series, The Lost Islands is a collection of seven all-new stories written and illustrated by an award-winning roster of comics artists, with each story centered around the theme of hidden places. Edited by the New York Times bestselling comics creator Kazu Kibuishi, this graphic anthology includes well-written, beautifully illustrated stories by Kazu (the Amulet series), Jason Caffoe (the Flight series), Raina Telgemeier (Drama and Smile), Dave Roman (the Astronaut Academy series), Jake Parker (the Missile Mouse series), Michel Gagné (The Saga of Rex), Katie and Steven Shanahan (the Flight series), and up-and-coming new artist Chrystin Garland.
Authors: Edited by Kazu Kibuishi
Imprint: Amulet Books
Page Count: 128
Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
About the Author: Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of Amulet, the award-winning New York Times bestselling graphic novel series, and the editor and art director of eight volumes of Flight, the influential Eisner-nominated anthology series. He lives in Alhambra, California.
My Review: Explorer The Lost Islands is a collection of seven graphic short stories.
The Rabbit Island by Jake Parker, an island inhabited by rabbits where every rabbit has a job to do until one rabbit decided to build a robot that did all the work until it catch on fire.
The Mask Dance by Chrystin Garland, about a little girl who disordered her father and decided to follow a stranger to the festival.
Carapace by Jason Caffoe is a short story about a boy who woke up on an island looking for food to eat when he came across the exoskeleton of a crab and the crab’s ghost who showed him how to find food.
DesertIsland Playist by Dave Roman and Raina Telegemeier was by far the best story. The story is about a young girl who found herself on a deserted island (so she thinks) with only a backpack with a few keepsakes and scattered memories.
I found all seven stories interesting but short and I expected more. The illustrations are beautiful and different in style. The colors are vibrant and bold with help to tell the stories.
FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of these books from Abrams in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.
So glad to receive a big box full of wonderful books for review. These books will make great Christmas gifts for the kids.
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Party Animals written by Saragine Francois & Julian Francois and illustrated by Somnath Chatterje
About the Book: In this fun-filled delightful story, this picture book opens with a mischievous plan where Mabel throws a secret party for all her animal friends after Mama departs with her daughter Ellen for the night. When her sidekick Wolf advices her not to go with the plan, Mabel ignores his request and proceeds by telephoning all of her friends to join her in this evening’s festivity. As the night explodes with loud music and laughter, an uninvited animal friend requests that he joins the party. During their celebration, a nosy neighbor notifies Mama at once and the mood quickly shifts to a panic.
My Review: This story is a real life scenario in many households where the family leaves the house for the weekend and the children decide they are going to throw a party. To make things worse, uninvited guests shows up to cause problems that make the neighbors alert their parents. And that is what happened to Mabel the dog who decided to throw a party to impress their friends while her owner Mama took Ellen to spend the night at her friend’s place.
The illustrations by Somnath Chatterje brought the story to life with bold and bright colors which help tells the story which will make it fun for readers of all ages to enjoy.
I enjoyed reading this story and will recommend it for every household.
- Paperback: 28 pages
- Publisher: Mirror Publishing (August 19, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 161225215X
- ISBN-13: 978-1612252155
Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.
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