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Book Review: Where Does Love Hide?


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About the Book:  In Where Does Love Hide? children are reminded that they not only receive love but have the opportunity to share love. Looking under the fun, lift-a-flap feature, children will see examples of everyday love opportunities. Each page includes a memory verse and an example of a way to share God’s love. In life, children hear the words “I love you” repeatedly, often beginning before birth. However, because love is an abstract concept and young children are concrete thinkers, they must gradually learn to understand love by what they experience. In Where Does Love Hide? children are given the opportunity to see love in action and learn what love looks like. http://www.marymanzsimon.com/books.html

 

 

  • Age Range: 1 – 3 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 18 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; Ltf Brdbk edition (January 1, 2017)
  • Cost: $6.99

 

My Review: This is another adorable book by Mary Manz Simon which takes a child on a journey of love with bible verses. It not only shows that we have for each other but the love God has for His children.

Where does love hide? is a fun book with lift-up-flaps that has the hidden answers under the flaps. Each flap reveals how a child can share their toys with their friends, being helpful and show kindness to others. Watch the excitement on a child face when you lift up the flaps to reveals what’s hidden.

A great message and lesson that parents can teach their children, to best understand love when they see it and learn to show it through everyday activities.

The illustrations by Hannah Wood are simple, bright and colorful because it helps tell the story. I highly recommend it.

 

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

 

 

February 8, 2017 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Book Review/Giveaway: Battle of the Grandmas. Ends June 25th


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Battle of the Grandmas by Anthonette Klinkerman, illustrated by Justin Acquavella

 

About the Book: One little girl, three grandmas! Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Well, three times the presents from Grandma, Granny, and NaNa (the real ones pictured at left) isn’t as wonderful as most grandkids would think in this humorous tale. Based on a true story, find out what happens when gift-giving becomes a battle!
My Review: When a little girl received three packages from her grandmas, it turns out they all sent her the same book. But they each wanted their gifts to be different and the best. So each grandma set out to out do each other by sending their grand daughter the best gifts they can find. Soon packages from each of them started to pile up in the girl’s house, from toys, music boxes, flowers to goodies and more. Even the postman was getting exhausted.

Finally, the little girl have had it, all she wanted was for her grandmas to spend time with her. Take her to the park, spend time with her reading a book or doing silly things to make her laugh and smile. All she wanted was hugs and kisses from those she loves.

I wish kids would think like this little girl. But society has changed all that because a lot of grandmas are guilty of trying to buy the love of their grandchild with gifts, and trying to out do the other grandma. I found this book very educational and that every grandma’s household should have a copy. The illustrations by Justin Acquavella an aspiring independent artist, graphic designer and illustrator help tell and bring the story to life. Pick up a copy today from Amazon.com

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way

 

About the Author: Anthonette Klinkerman is a public school English teacher and public speaker. She teaches English at a night high-school for at-risk teens, and conducts her award-winning mobile etiquette school, Courtesy Bootcamp, for businesses during the days. Battle of the Grandmas was written first, but actually is her second published book. Her first book is titled Courtesy Bootcamp: a not-so-gentle reminder to live by The Golden Rule. Married in 1999, Klinkerman was born in San Diego, California, and moved to Colorado in 2000. Her husband, also a teacher, was raised in Littleton, CO. Their one daughter is working on her art skills daily in preparation for mommy’s next book. The family does their best to keep up the visits with the relatives from in-town to those in California over breaks from school. When she is not speaking, writing, or grading papers, Klinkerman enjoys reading, golfing, hiking, and skiing, and exploring the restaurant scene to satisfy her inner “foodie”.

 

 

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Giveaway Ends June 25th, 2015

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June 9, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Review: William Shakespeare Love Mug


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William Shakespeare Love Mug

“O spirit of love, how quiet and fresh art thou!”  Literature lovers and coffee-drinkers alike will love this William Shakespeare Love Mug, covered in love-themed quotes, imagery and artwork from the Bard’s works.

A sturdy, high-quality mug that will last a lifetime.  Microwave and dishwasher safe.

Arrives in its own colorful gift box, as pictured.  The perfect gift for the Shakespeare fans in your life!

http://gonereading.com/product/william-shakespeare-love-mug/

 

My Review: Most readers know that William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright, and actor. He was widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. His books were and still read in schools. This Shakespeare love mug will make a great gift for any Shakespeare book lover. Have fun linking over 15 quotes to each Shakespeare books.

  • My heart is ever at your service. From the book of Timon of Athens
  • Love is a smoke raised with the fume of sighs. From the book of Romeo and Juliet
  • Love is merely a madness. From the book of As You Like It
  • Spirit of love, how quick and fresh art thou. From the book of Twelfth Nigh

Microwave and Dishwasher safe…..LOL! Not in any of his books.

 

FTC Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Gone Reading International in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion in any way.

 

 

 

May 29, 2015 Posted by | Book Review | , , , | 2 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: Have I Told You Today How Much I Love You? Ends March 21st


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Have I Told You Today How Much I Love You? By Cheryl Sturm

“Have I Told You Today How Much I Love You?” is one way to express love–beyond an inch, foot, yard, mile, the moon, stars, and Mars–to anyone dear to you. It was written as a bedtime story. But given that it teaches children some fun facts about measurements while reinforcing how much you love them, this book is an ANYtime story. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, godparents, and friends can buy this book as a gift and enjoy telling the children in their lives how much they are loved. The author wrote the book for her four nieces and nephews. When asked “Do I love you this much?”, the youngest, who is almost four years old, delights in answering, “Not just this much.” He starts saying it with his two index fingers an inch apart, and he enjoys repeating the phrase with his hands one foot apart and again with his arm stretched as far as they’ll go. Then he starts again. On occasion, his grandfather has joined in. It’s a fun, quick read with both basic and profound lessons. http://www.knowinggoingkids.com/

Pages: 46

Cost: $9.26 on amazon

My Review: Kids will enjoy reading this book as it’s not only fun but educational as well. The illustrations are bold and colorful. Although, it shows how much we can be loved by our love ones, it also teaches children about measurements. The author shows in the first few pages how things are measured in inches, like a quarter, macaroni, strawberry, and hammer.

The incremental measurements start to expand from the size of a quarter, hotdog, golf putter and even the moon. We can love far beyond the planets but guess what?

So do you love an inch or lot more than an inch? As we read on we find out in the book that love is immeasurable and that love has no limit. I highly recommend this book for classroom teaching.

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.

About the Author: Cheryl Sturm works with a great team of people at R. Crusoe & Son to develop unusual, cultural journeys. The daughter of an Army major, she was born in Berlin, Germany, raised in Manawa, Wisconsin, and lives in Chicago, Illinois. She began her career as a television reporter in Wisconsin, but a professional detour happily lead her to international travel. “Have I Told You Today How Much I Love You,” is the first book published by Knowing Going Kids. More books are on the way for thoughtful families curious about our world.  http://www.knowinggoingkids.com/about.html

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Winner is #4 – MJ

February 17, 2015 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Book Review/Giveaway: What is Love by Corine Hyman. Ends Sept 19th


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What Is Love by Corine Hyman and Illustrated by Daan Yahya

What is Love: A Kid Friendly Interpretation of 1 John 3:11, 16-18 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-8 & 13

About the Book: What is Love is a Bible based picture book that is designed to help children understand what love is. In the story, twins Kar’Leigh and Kar’Moni have just learned what the Bible says about love. Come join them as they bring to life 1 John 3:11, 16-18 and 1 Corinthians 13:1-8a & 13 in a way that is easy for children to understand. Each page includes a Bible verse and there are links in the back of the book to download free handwriting pages.

 

Pages: 26

 

My Review: In this book twins sisters Kar’Moni and Kar’Leigh shows just how important love is. They learned that they have to start by loving themselves. That is according to 1 John 3:11. “We should love one another”. It shows that when you love, you help those in need and that love is patient and kind. They also learn that love doesn’t brag about what you have to others or envy those who have. Love respects others and keeps no records of the wrongs. I like that every page has a scripture relating to the story.

The only part of the book I really didn’t agree with shows one of the twins with a crystal ball and the page talking about the gift of prophecy. When we have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, we do not need a crystal ball.

The illustrations are bright and colorful which helps tell the story. I recommend this book for Sunday school teaching.

 

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.

 

 

About the Author: Corine Hyman, Ph.D. is a psychologist in Baltimore, MD where she treats children and adults who experience or may be at risk for trauma due to physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic and community violence. She graduated from Saint Louis University with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and completed an APA accredited predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology at Virginia Treatment Center for Children. Dr. Hyman’s clinical work has entailed addressing psychological and social issues that affect children both on the national and international level. These works include being a vital part in the development of The World Health Report 2001 – Mental Health: New Understanding, New Hope. Current areas of clinical and research interest include the treating and understanding the long terms impacts of trauma on development, parent-child attachment/engagement and assessment issues. http://www.booksbycorine.com/

 

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There will be 1 winner  

This Giveaway is Open to the USA Only!

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends September 19th, 2014

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Winner is #1 – dericka32

September 3, 2014 Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Book Review: Smack-Dab in the Middle of God’s Love


Smack Dab in the Middle of God’s Love is a book about God’s love by Brennan Manning and John Blase, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell

Smack Dab in the Middle of God’s Love is a book about God’s love by Brennan Manning and John Blase. The story starts with Willie Juan and Ana who were smack-dab in the middle of their years. They couldn’t have children of their own but their home is always full of neighborhood children and the children enjoyed Ana’s most delicious sopapillas and they love to ask Willie Juan a lot of questions. When the children came over to visit, Willie wanted to find out what the children think of Abba (God) when they get to heaven someday. And a few of the kids talked about God’s love.

We are all smack-dab in the middle of God’s loving arms. The message of this story teaches children that God loves them and that is it important to have a relationship with Him. Great watercolor illustrations by Nicole Tadgell, it helped to tell the story of God’s love and bring every page to life. I recommend this book for Sunday school.

For a copy of this book visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400317134/ref=cm_cr_mts_prod_img

Age: 4-8

Pages: 32

 

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.combook review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16CFR, Part 255.

September 26, 2011 Posted by | Book Review | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

   

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