Sunday, July 5, 2015

Chooky-Doodle-Doo by Jan Whiten, illustrated by Sinéad Hanley

About Book

Fresh illustrations, a rollicking text, and a growing succession of cute little chicks make the counting go down easy. 
When one big-eyed chick fails to yank its prize worm from the ground, it’s time to bring in a friend—and then another, and another. But if adding a rooster to the crew still doesn’t do the trick, could it be that a worm isn’t always what it seems? Each turn of the page brings a new number and a new rhyme in this delightful debut from both author and illustrator.  

isbn-10/isbn-13: 0763673277 / 9780763673277
Published March 24, 2015
Published by Candlewick Press
Format: Picture Books / Hardback
age range: 2 yrs - 5 yrs
pages: 32 /size 8 5/8" x 7 7/8"
grade range: Preschool - Kindergarten 
subjects: Animals; Concepts; Social Issues

About Author

Jan Whiten spent her early years at a tiny rural school with one room and one teacher for all grades. Her love of reading children’s books led her to write her own stories, and Chooky-Doodle-Doo is her first book. She lives in Australia.

About IIllustrator

Sinéad Hanley uses pencil, paper cuts, textures, and screen printing in her artwork, which is inspired by folklore, nature, optical art, and her collection of kitsch books and encyclopedias. This is her first book. She lives in Australia.

My Thought

One then a total of five little chooky chicks working so hard to pull a worm from the ground. Then they enlist the rooster to help them pull.  

Cock-a-doddle-doo what will they do?

With all this pulling what could be making this worm cling so tight in the ground?  Could the worm be wrapped tightly around  a rock?  What kind of worm is this?

I thought these little chicks were so cute and very determined to have this worm out of the ground. They also showed great teamwork!  It reminds me of the old saying, "Try and try again!".

I very much enjoyed the rhyme and rhythm of this tale and let me not forget the major cuteness of the coloful illustrations!

I highly recommend this book!

I rated this book a 5 out of 5!

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Candlewick Press for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Junie B. Jones Is (Almost) a Flower Girl(Junie B. Jones #13) by Barbara Park, Denise Brunkus (Illustrator)

About Book

Barbara Park’s New York Times bestselling chapter book series, Junie B. Jones, is a classroom favorite and has been keeping kids laughing—and reading—for more than twenty years. Over 60 million copies in print and now with a bright new look for a new generation! Meet the World’s Funniest Kindergartner—Junie B. Jones! Junie B.’s aunt Flo is getting married. What a perfect chance for her to show everyone how grown-up she is! Too bad she wasn’t picked to be the flower girl in the wedding so she could really show off. But surely Junie B. can still find some way to get everyone’s attention.

ISBN-13: 9780375800382
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 5/28/1999
Series: A Stepping Stone Book(TM) Series, #13
Pages: 80
Age range: 6 - 8 Years

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The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

About Book

Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl and her very best friend, who happens to be a dog. The girl has a wonderful idea. "She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time. Easy-peasy!" But making her magnificent thing is anything but easy, and the girl tries and fails, repeatedly. Eventually, the girl gets really, really mad. She is so mad, in fact, that she quits. But after her dog convinces her to take a walk, she comes back to her project with renewed enthusiasm and manages to get it just right. For the early grades' exploration of character education, this funny book offers a perfect example of the rewards of perseverance and creativity. The girl's frustration and anger are vividly depicted in the detailed art, and the story offers good options for dealing honestly with these feelings, while at the same time reassuring children that it's okay to make mistakes. The clever use of verbs in groups of threes is both fun and functional, offering opportunities for wonderful vocabulary enrichment. The girl doesn't just "make" her magnificent thing -- she "tinkers and hammers and measures," she "smoothes and wrenches and fiddles," she "twists and tweaks and fastens." These precise action words are likely to fire up the imaginations of youngsters eager to create their own inventions and is a great tie-in to learning about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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About Author/Illustrator

Ashley Spires grew up in Tsawwassen, BC and after stints living in Toronto and Saskatoon, she now lives in Ladner, having made an educated decision to never move from BC again. She is the creator of the Binky The Space Cat series of junior graphic novels, which have earned her numerous awards, including the Silver Birch Express and the Hackmatack. Her picture books, including Larf, Small Saul and The Most Magnificent Thing, are known for providing readers, young and old, with a good laugh.

When not drawing, she is often jogging with her dog Gordon or wrangling her three cats, Penny, Fran and Gracie.

My Thoughts

A darling little girl decides she along with her dog will make a magnificent thing.  She creates many things but in her minds eyes they are all wrong. She becomes so very frustrated and angry. Then she gets a magnificent idea for the most magnificent thing!

You must see it for yourself.  It is MAGNIFICENT!

This little girl is one determined little inventor. How gifted she is to be able to create something so useful. Even her rejects were found to be useful to others.

I found the illustraions absolutely adorable.  My grandkids are going to enjoy this little girl's creativity and determination.

I highly recommend this book!

I rated this book a 5 ou of 5.

Disclosue: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley/KIDS CAN PRESS for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

"Luna's Lost Ball" (R.A. Milnes II) Book Blast hosted by Mother Daughter Book Reviews

Luna's Lost Ball by R.A. Milnes II

About the Book

Title: Luna's Lost Ball (Shiloh and Friends | Author: R.A. Milnes II | Publication Date: April 30, 2015 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 36 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 8
Summary: Luna is a Labrador retriever and she has lost her most favorite ball. Follow Shiloh and her friends in a tale of friendship, teamwork, sharing, and reward as they help Luna find her lost ball.

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"Wonderful book for small children! My twins are 4 years old and loved the story and colorful backgrounds! We are anxiously waiting the next in the collection!" ~ Marianne H., Amazon

About the Author: R.A. Milnes II

R.A. MilnesI am a business professional working in the healthcare industry. Luna's Lost Ball began as a gift to my niece and nephew. I have such love for them that I wanted to give them something that they can hold on to. The beauty of this work is that I am able to incorporate my dogs, Shiloh and Luna, into telling a story of friendship, teamwork, sharing, and reward.I hope that you enjoy this story and it brings your family joy each time you read it. My goal is to continue to write more stories under the Shiloh and Friends brand.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond (Ben Woodard) Book Review Blitz

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About the Book

Title: Bubbles: Big Stink in Frog Pond | Author: Ben Woodrecommend| Illustrator: Fran Riddell | Publication Date: June 15, 2015 | Publisher: Miller-Martin Press | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 3 to 7

Book Description: Bubbles is causing a stink. And the other frogs are not happy. They tell him to stop bubbling the water or he'll have to leave Frog Pond. But he can't help it. He's been bubbling since he was a little tadpole. Will Bubbles have to leave Frog Pond? Where will he go? And what happens when danger comes? Find out in this fun picture book about friendship and self-respect for preschoolers and all ages.

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About the Author: Ben Woodard

Ben WoodardA spellbinding storyteller of high adventure, Ben Woodard has walked the Great Wall of China, hiked in Tibet, and climbed to 18,000 feet on Mt. Everest. And recently learned to surf in Hawaii.

Ben is active in SCBWI and a member of a local children's writing critique group. He is a former Marketing Manager for a major corporation and ran his own marketing consulting business. He started writing children's stories in 2008 and has written picture books, middle grade and young adult. Stories of adventure and wonder. Stories that inspire and educate, and, most of all, entertain.

Ben lives in Kentucky with his wife Lynda.

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My Thoughts

There is terrible smell on Frog Pond and it is coming from Bubbles. His friends insist he stops this horrible smell. They suggest he change his diet to no avail he still had foul smelling bubbles. Will they shun him from the pond?  He is very sad and suffering not only from stinky bubbles he felt no self respect for himself. 

One day he could hear his friends scream for help.  He forgot all about being shunned and went to help his friends.

Will they let him help or will the send him away?  No matter he still wanted to help. What could be causing his friends to scream?  

What a horrible feeling to be unwanted due to something you have no control over.  Poor Bubbles!  

Grab a copy of this book to read if Bubbles can save his friends.

I highly recommed this book!

I rate this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received copy of  this book from Mother Daughter Reviews for an honest review.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

ALL THE LITTLE FATHERS by Margaret Wise Brown, Marilyn Faucher (Illustrator)

Hardcover 30 pages
Published May 8th 2015 by Parragon Inc.
IBN13 9781472378170

About Book

Animals have fathers, just like you. Fathers that play with them, care for them, and love them. All the fathers are looking after their children in this fun and playful story by Margaret Wise Brown, author of the children's classics Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny.

About Author

Margaret Wise Brown wrote hundreds of books and stories during her life, but she is best known for Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny. Even though she died nearly 60 years ago, her books still sell very well.

Margaret loved animals. Most of her books have animals as characters in the story. She liked to write books that had a rhythm to them. Sometimes she would put a hard word into the story or poem. She thought this made children think harder when they are reading.

She wrote all the time. There are many scraps of paper where she quickly wrote down a story idea or a poem. She said she dreamed stories and then had to write them down in the morning before she forgot them.

She tried to write the way children wanted to hear a story, which often isn't the same way an adult would tell a story. She also taught illustrators to draw the way a child saw things. One time she gave two puppies to someone who was going to draw a book with that kind of dog. The illustrator painted many pictures one day and then fell asleep. When he woke up, the papers he painted on were bare. The puppies had licked all the paint off the paper.

Margaret died after surgery for a bursting appendix while in France. She had many friends who still miss her. They say she was a creative genius who made a room come to life with her excitement. Margaret saw herself as something else - a writer of songs and nonsense.


My Thoughts

With Father's Day right around the corner this little picture book will stir a child's imagination as to the things fathers do for and with them out of love.  In this book animals are the fathers and it is fun to see  and read about their paternal connection with their children within the animal kingdom.

What are some of your childhood memories with your father that left you knowing he loved you?  Have you seen any animals making this special connection?

It does not have to be Father's Day to make special memories out of love with your father. So make some special memories!

I highly  recommend this book!

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free digital copy  of  this book from NetGalley/Parragon Inc. for an honest review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Flutterby Field by Naqeeya A.R.

About Book

Flutterby Field is a mystical, beautiful place, filled with flutterbies, that holds a special place in the hearts of a grandfather and granddaughter. Come visit ‘Flutterby Field’ and share in the bond of two people sharing a very special place.

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My Thoughts

Lovely story about a special place shared by a grandfather with his granddaughter. A beautiful field that comes alive with flutterbies as they walk into the field. Even more special, as the girl becomes an adult she still enjoys time with her grandfather and the field flutterbies.

Do you have special memories with your grandfather? I sure I do.

This story will stir up special memories for both adults and children.

I recommend this book.

I rated this book a 3 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Fribbet the Frog and the Tadpoles (A Captain No Beard Story) by Carole P. Roman, Grand Prize Giveaway

About Book

Fribbet th Frog and the Tadpoles is another great voyage into problem solving and friendship, as well as an adventurous trip into the imagination.

Join the Captain No Beard and his friends as they learn the value of sharing our troubles with others and that help is always there when we need it.

About Carole
Named to Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2012 for her first book, award winning author Carole P. Roman started writing as a dare from one of her sons. Using an imaginary game she played with her grandson as a base, Captain No Beard was born. It has followed with four more books to the series.
Motivated by her love of yoga, Roman has written a book that not only teaches four poses, but shows how easy and accessible yoga can be.

She has just finished the first of six books in a groundbreaking new nonfiction series about culture around the world. "If You Were Me and Lived in..." combines her teaching past with her love of exploration and interest in the world around us.

Writing for children has opened up a whole second act for her. While she is still working in her family business, this has enabled her to share her sense of humor as well as love for history and culture with the audience she adores. Roman lives on Long Island with her husband and near her children.

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My Thoughts

Captain No Beard knows he can count on his crew to pull their weight but that does not necessarily mean it always goes smoothly. Especially for the newest member of the crew, cabin girl Cayla. 

While distracted watching the chaos growing on deck the Captain hears someone crying and immediately goes to investigate.  After all being a captain is hard work. He and his crew have always been there for each other and today they would be there for Fribbet.

What in the world could Fribbet be so upset about that he could not stop crying long enough to tell them what was wrong?  Why is he crying about tadpoles?

This story is a good example of being team players and pulling together when one of your crew needs support.  

I choose this series and author over and over again as the go to children books for friends and family.  The author always goes beyond my expectations in her writings and generosity in the giveaways she offers on my blog and others.

I highly recommend this book

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review.  I was in no way compensated for this review. 


Friday, June 5, 2015


Kid Lit Blog Hop
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Welcome to the 61st Kid Lit Blog Hop where we continue to develop a dynamic and engaged community of children’s books bloggers, authors, publishers, and publicists. So, you are always more than welcome to join us by popping in a post and hopping around to meet some of your fellow Kid Lit bloggers and authors!

This week, we are excited to be including a Google+ Linky Party to be held in conjunction with the Kid Lit Blog Hop. These linky parties are designed to give you the opportunity to connect with and grow your network of fellow kid lit bloggers, authors, and parents through your various social media platforms. 

Friday, January 2, 2015


 October 12th, 2014, my husband John left me to be with Christ Our Lord.

I want to thank all my family, friends and facebook friends for helping me get through the past couple of years. This was a difficult time for me and John. It was hard on him knowing any day could be his last. He knew he was ready and said his only sadness was he would miss out on so much with us and all our kids and grandkids and family and friends.

I could not think clearly for the past few months but now I must enter this new year of 2015 with a renewed spirit and am looking forward to what the Good Lord has in store for me.


I hope to be posting some reviews soon so keep an eye out for some goods reads.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Gerbs in the House: The Dilly Dally Bedtime Routine Blog Tour


About The Book

Title: Gerbs in the House: The Dilly Dally Bedtime Routine     
ISBN: 978-0-9917402-7-7
Author: Lydia Lukidis     
Illustrator: Heather Cook     
Photographer: Bailey J Thompson
Publication Date: September 15, 2014    
Publisher: Gerbil Meets Mouse Publishing    
Age Range: 3-7
Synopsis: Mocha says it’s bedtime, but Petri wants nothing to do with it!  Reading books, singing lullabies and juggling plates are only a few of the things Mocha does in an attempt to tire his son out. Although Petri is entertained, he still refuses to sleep. He just wants to dilly dally! Worn out by his son’s shenanigans and silly antics, will Mocha ever get Petri to bed before losing his marbles?

How To Buy

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About The Author

Lydia Lukidis

 Lydia Lukidis
Lydia is a story teller and a magic maker. She is a multidisciplinary artist with a deep passion for writing and creating. After receiving her Bachelor degree in English Literature from McGill University, she has been writing books, short stories, poems and plays for over two decades. So far, fifteen of her children’s books and eBooks have been published, and she has toured the world with five of her marionette plays. In addition to her creative work, she also writes educational and curriculum based texts for children and is a workshop facilitator. 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

$50 Book Blast ~ Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny is Calling by Emily Siskin-Toy

Roxy Rogers cover

About the Book

Title: Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny is Calling | Author: Emily Siskin-Toy | Illustrator: Brian C. Krümm | Publication Date: August 24, 2014 | Publisher: Three-Bug Books | Pages:32 | Recommended Ages: 6 to 9

Summary: What happens when a young girl with a Hall of Fame baseball pedigree breaks the family mold and follows her dream to become a soul singer? "Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny Is Calling", a picture book for ages 6 - 9, lets children see that their families will love them just the same when they pursue their true passions in life.Everybody in Roxy's family--from her great-grandpa (played with Lou Gehrig), to her grandpa (played with Jackie Robinson), to her mother (super-star college softball player), to her father (was a Los Angeles Dodger), to her sister (won a Gold Medal for Team USA Softball, and so on)--famously played ball, and Roxy is next in line. The only problem is that Roxy dreams of singing soul music like her idol, Aretha Franklin!A historical addendum provides information about the Hall of Fame baseball players who turn up in the book, as well as Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul music. Additionally, a fun treasure hunt for clues about Roxy's true destiny runs throughout the book, giving readers an enhanced, interactive experience.

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The Early Buzz

"I just LOVED this little book. Empowering for young girls, and at the same time powerful for young boys... The illustrations are perfect for this book: fun and eye-grabbing, and I also love that it includes facts about popular icons like Aretha Franklin and Baseball legends. Well done! " ~ 5 Star Review, Mariana L., Amazon

"Roxie Rogers is an inspiring read for all ages, truly. It speaks to that little voice inside all of us telling us "come out" to the real you. The artwork brings the story to life, and the text is great for read-along or for young readers on their own." ~ 5 Star Review, Laura, Amazon

"I just read Roxy Rogers to my 5-year old daughter and we both loved the book! The story was fun and engaging filled with dynamic illustrations. Besides the great life messages woven into the story, I really like how the story reads. It is really nice to experience a children’s book that is not mind numbing in its repetitiveness (you know the type) with words that flow easily off the pages. " ~ 5 Star Review, Wendigo, Amazon

About the Author: Emily Siskin-Toy

Emily Siskin-ToyA U.C. Santa Cruz banana slug alum, Emily Siskin-Toy launched her writing career with posts at various film and television magazines in Los Angeles. After a break in the action to raise her daughter, Emily and her college sweetheart founded WOW! Music Studios, a successful children’s music instruction school in Mill Valley, California.But just like the character in her book, Emily’s true passion was something entirely different; she always dreamed of writing children’s books. Inspiration was everywhere for Roxy Rogers: Your Destiny Is Calling. While coaching her daughter’s youth softball and basketball teams, Emily eventually came to realize that the world of sports was a passion of hers, not her daughter’s, who really wanted, of course, to be a singer. The plot of the story was right in front of her, and the surrounding details would be cultivated from her lifetime of love for the rich history of Major League Baseball and her daughter’s love of music.

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Book Review Blitz: Sing-Along Construction Song by Louise Lintvelt

Sing Along Construction Song by Louise Lintvelt 

About the Book

Title: Sing-Along Construction Song | Author: Louise Lintvelt | Illustrator: Julie Sneedon | Publication Date: August 11, 2014 | Publisher: Independent | Pages: 32 | Recommended Ages: 1 to 5


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A fun sing-along book for little construction enthusiasts. Visit the construction site early in the morning and join the rough and tough construction vehicles, as they go about their daily work.

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About the Author: Louise Lintvelt

Louise Lintvelt
I am from South Africa and I live in a city called Pretoria. I am a Chemical Engineer by day and a children’s book writer by night. I am married to a wonderful man and we have a beautiful two year old daughter called Allegra. I love writing stories for my daughter, who is a constant inspiration.I have always loved reading. My childhood was filled with books and you would often find me crouched the corner of my room devouring the pages of my favourite book. I lived for Tuesday mornings as this would bring with it the excitement of a trip to the local library for story hour and the opportunity to take home a new book. I was the local librarian’s worst nightmare. I would arrive a few minutes early to check that she had not mistakenly chosen a book that had already been read in story hour.I was a very bossy three year old with an insatiable appetite for books! This has not really changed much in the last twenty seven years. Dr. Seuss was my absolute favourite and to say that my copy of One, Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish Blue Fish was well read would be an understatement.When it comes to writing, my daughter is my biggest inspiration. I love seeing her face light up with excitement when we sit down to read a book before bedtime. My daughter was fascinated by giraffes after we went on a safari trip in late 2012. This planted the seed for my picture book called How Andrew Got His Spots which is a rhyming adaptation of a story I originally wrote in the third grade. My daughter has since grown into a healthy two year old with a passion for aircraft which was the inspiration for writing Goodnight, Sleep Tight, What a Wonderful Flight.I am sure that there are many parents in the world (myself included), who are quite decidedly sick and tired of reading the same favorite picture book night after night. I believe that the words of Oscar Wilde best describe how children should feel about picture books when he said, If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.Happy Reading!

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My Thoughts

Little boys and probably many little girls will enjoy reading and singing along about the activity that goes on at construction sites, especially the big trucks, all the dirt, and plenty of noise so early in the morning.
The illustrations quickly drew me, I meant will draw the children in and will have them you bugging you to take them to visit a real construction site.  In the meantime they can continue singing and sharing the story of the Sing-Along construction Song book with all their friends. 

I found the song to be a fun catchy old tune that will be easy for children to remember. 

I highly recommend this book.

I gladly rated this book 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free digital copy of this book from Mother Daughter Book Reviews for an honest review.  I was in no way compensated for this review, it is my honest opinion. 

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Candle Bedtime Bible: Three, Five and Ten-Minute Stories writtenby Karen Williamson, illustrated by Christine Tappin 

About Book 

There's always time for a story with the Candle Bedtime Bible! Coded for easy reference, forty favorite Bible stories are each timed to be told in three, five, or ten minutes. With plain language and gentle illustrations, this Bible is perfect for a peaceful story time.

ISBN-13: 9781859859551
Publisher: Kregel Publications
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

About Author

Karen Williamson worked as a London primary school teacher and publisher’s editor before launching a successful career as full-time writer. With three children of her own, she specializes in Bible stories for young readers. 

As a child, Marie continually drew characters and illustrated fun books for friends and family. After studying graphic design and illustration at college she has worked on stationery, puzzles, greetings-cards, maps and posters as well as numerous children's books.

See more books by this author here.

About Illustrator

Christine Tappin is a children’s illustrator represented by Advocate art, illustration agency. Christine has been interested in art for a long time, she used to love to watch Art Attack when she was younger, and went on to study Fine Art, painting and printmaking.Her work is bright and colourful with lots of textures. She often tries to go for a whimsical feel, and adds buttons and sequins for a 3D effect. Christine creates all of her work on the computer and occasionally works with acrylics and watercolour pencils. Her favourite piece is her ‘frog reading on a lily pad’, which reminds her of lazy Sunday afternoons.Christine has only ever wanted to be an artist and she thinks she has the best job in the world!

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My Thoughts

We all have our favorite bedtime stories.  Candle Bedtime Bible will be my go to for bedtime stories when reading to my grandchildren.  In my opinion these stories would be a blessing anytime of the day. The stories offer a wonderful way to teach children the stories of the bible, beginning with the creation to Jesus returning to his Father.

I like that there are 3 minute, 5 minute, and 10 minute stories which helps when figuring in the attention span of each children.  I don't consider myself an expert, but hey, I do have fifteen grandchildren  in which attention span is definitely a big factor when picking a story.

Wonderful companion to go with your child's Bible.

I highly recommend this book.

I rate this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free hardcover book from Kregel Publications for an honest review.  I was in no way compensated for this review it is my honest opinion.