Friday, May 27, 2016

If you Were Me and Lived in…Egypt by Carole P. Roman

You will feel like you are on an around the world trip with Carole P. Roman’s If You Were Me and Lived In… series.  This time the author gives us an introduction into the unique culture of Egypt. Yes, I would love to take a felucca down the Nile and nibble on some aish. Don’t worry if you find some strange words because there is a pronunciation guide next to each unique word and another at the end of the book with definitions included.  As with the other books in this series, the focus is describing what children would want to know most. What would I eat, where would I go and what toys would I play with.

This is an interesting and educational series that I highly recommend for children, grandchildren, preschools, elementary age, and church missionary program.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The God Who Heals by Johann Christoph Blumhardt and Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

What a pleasure it has been to find the writings of Johann Christoph Blumhardt (1805-1880) and his son Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt (1842-1919) through the published works by Plough Publishing House.  I find their writings as fresh and relevant as if they were written today, and absolutely inspiring and encouraging.  (It is edited by Charles E. Moore)

The God Who Heals is a devotional with 61 entries.  Each starts with a Bible verse or passage, followed by an uplifting message. The messages are not just for those suffering physical illness because sickness is not always of the body, but also of heart, mind, or spirit.

Just a few of the chapter titles are “You Are Not Alone”, “When God Heals”,  “Inner Healing and More”,  and “God’s Promise Prevails”.

I am using it for my personal devotions, but it would also work for church groups or as a gift book. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Rocket-Bye by Carole P. Roman

Rocket-Bye is a pleasant and imaginative travel through space with a bedtime poem.  As they fly, constellations are named. The watercolor illustrations are soft and appropriate for the calm-down time just before bedtime. While the pictures are pleasant, I think something in the pictures should be a little brighter to draw attention or focus on one thing.
planets, stars and

This is another quality children’s book from this award-winning author.  

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Cave Kiddos is a book specifically designed for children with learning difficulties. Beautifully illustrated, the book introduces the child to the characters, Alk, Haha, Lala, and Zee.  The entire book is a vehicle to teach the child the word, Water.  Some of the characters say Wa and some say Ter until the end when it fits together for Water.

Erik Jay Cash became interested in speech development while working with his children, both delayed speakers. I don’t even pretend to know anything about learning disabilities, so I will trust that this is an effective way to teach words to a PreK or K aged child.  The only thing I would have liked is that there would be several words or a complete sentence included in the book. 
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