Kyle Morey is a guy full of life and imagination, and he’s at it again in this clever children’s book! The author of Ask God, Kyle is proving he is diverse and talented as an author.
In That Curious Sign on Aisle Nine a young boy goes to a pet shop and finds that he already has all the pets that are available…but there’s a sign on aisle nine that piques his curiosity. The pet shop’s secret is a purple gorilla, but the boy is warned not to poke his new pet. You know what kids do when they’re told not to do something, right? Well, the boy pokes his new, large, purple friend. What ensues is an adventure!
Your kids will be sitting on the edge of their seats as they find out what happens as this ferocious beast does what ferocious beasts do…all in a melodic rhyme that hearkens to those of Dr. Seuss.
I loved this book and I’m sure your children will, too! This is one of those books you’ll read over and over again.
*I was provided with a complementary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Another great biography for kids, Get to Know Mary by Nancy I. Sanders, didn’t disappoint. Although less is known about Mary than about many other Biblical figures, Nancy Sanders does a great job of painting a picture of who Mary was and what life was like for her. This book talks about the life of Mary, the Annunciation, Mary’s family (including Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist) and Mary’s engagement and marriage to Joseph. It recounts the Savior’s birth. It gives an overview of the culture that existed when Mary lived, including the town of Nazareth, their faith, holy days and other things that help you picture the setting that the Christ child was born into. The book also talks about Christ’s life and death, how Mary dealt with raising the Messiah, and Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.
I really liked this book. Like Ms. Sanders’ other biographies for kids, this one has a timeline of Mary’s life, a glossary, selected bibliography, source notes and student resources. There are plenty of stepping-off points for further study! This book had color maps, archaeological facts and Scripture references as well.
I am anxious to see the next biography that Nancy Sanders has written for children!
*I received a complementary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review*
There are many things that divide people and, sadly, religion can be one of those things. Sometimes, people just aren’t very likable. This beautiful little book reminds us that we are to love others because of God’s love for us, even if we may not like them at the moment.
“God Gave Us Love” is a beautiful conversation between “Little Cub” and “Grandpa” which begins when the two are fishing while those pesky otters make a ruckus nearby. Little Cub worries that the otters will scare all the fish away. Grandpa reminds her that “Half the fun of fishing is being together…”
Simply profound theology is packed into this children’s book. “Any time we show love we’re sharing a bit of [God’s] love…” The ultimate gift of love from God to us was His Son. “God Gave Us Love” tells children that the gift of Jesus is “…a God-size love.”
*I was provided with a complementary copy of this title through the Blogging For Books program (http://www.waterbrookmultnomah.com/bloggingforbooks/) in exchange for an honest review.