Friday, November 16, 2018

Book Review: On This Christmas A Five-Year Journal of Your Favorite Traditions, Memories, and Gifts by Zondervan

This is a perfect book for a young family wanting to keep memories alive and save them for when the kids are all grown up. This book is intended as a keepsake journal for a timeframe of five years and is a good way to keep the memories alive from when the family gathered and something funny or memorable occurred that everyone seemingly remembers. But as most of us know, life goes on and things are forgotten. This book will allow you to write down these little memorable tidbits that make a family gathering around Christmas unique and entertaining. Whether it is a funny comment from a child, a relative making a rare visit or a particular nice gift was exchanged - the journal is your memory stick that can be enjoyed years later.


 Having pre-printed daily entries for December 1 through 25 and providing topics of interest, such as which gift is particularly appropriate for a family member or what the Christmas dinner will be? This journal entries are suitable for families, individuals and communities. I like that the pages are just big enough to add a small keepsake, such as a sample of a really nice gift wrap paper or part of a picture from that year. The book is hardcopy, with the pages being on solid paper that can withstand regular handling over many years. Overall, a good way to start a holiday tradition.

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Disclaimer: I received a free book in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed in this post is solely my own and has not been influenced by any third party.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Book Review: How Do You Say Good Night? by Thomas Nelson & Catalina Echeverri

This is book for toddlers that interweaves Christian belief to teach about diversity and acceptance in a fun, entertaining fashion. It deals with a zebra that wants to know how other animals say goodnight and their evening prayers. On its journey of discovery the zebra meets lions, monkeys and warthogs, among other species. The drawings are fun and cute to look at, the text is easy to comprehend and the Christian message, focused on evening prayer, is not too strongly worded to take away from the night-time story character of the book.
This is a book that a Christian family can add to their collection and use it to teach toddlers that we are different, but have things in common and rather point out differences as something negative, embrace them, even if as children, we are always glad to be home again.

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. The opinion expressed in this post is solely my own and has not been influenced by any third party.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Book Review: The Cow Said Neigh! Board Book A Farm Story By Rory Feek

This is funny children's book that can be read by parents to their toddlers. It is also a book that can be read by kids in pre-school or elementary school because the text is minimal and the drawings are a lot of fun and cute to look at.
The book is about farm animals who wish they could be different animals and it is funny to see how the animals are impersonating other species. The text is good to be read by a toddler or be read aloud to a toddler by an adult. The book is full of opportunities to make funny sounds and engage the kid in making animal sounds. the drawing are cute and the book is well made and sturdy, so it will outlast even the most rambunctious toddler.

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed in this post has not been influenced by any third party.