Monday, August 16, 2010
About book (from Publisher website)
Petunia Pepper's Picture Day
Size: 11" x 8.5"
Pages: 32 o Full Color
Ages: 6 and up
Poor Petunia Pepper! Every year, disaster strikes on her school picture day. Puffy hair, pumpkin-style smiles and pink eye help her take pictures that only her family could love. But this year, Petunia promises herself things are going to change. She carefully plans for the perfect picture day. But when she misses the school bus, a series of misadventures begins that leads to yet another picture day fiasco. Will Petunia's perfect picture be ruined, or will she finally take a picture everybody in her class will love?
The story also features a "Time Out for God's Word" page that parents and teachers can use to reinforce the biblical foundation of the story with children. Kids are reminded how much God loves them, just the way they are, by focusing on the following scriptures:
" For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 NIV " See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. Isaiah 49:16 NIV " Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalm 17:8 NIV " For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV
Wonderful book!!! Both my 5 year old and 8 year old loved this book!!! Can't wait for my Petunia Pepper books! I love how the book ties in God's word at the end and gives a lesson! AWESOME book! This would make a wonderful gift as well!!!
5 out of 5 stars!!!
Posted by Jennifer Casler at 6:43 PM
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Park ranger Vickie Harris might love her job at the Washington Monument, but she's never been in love. On her thirtieth birthday, Vickie impulsively promises that she'll ask out the next eligible man she meets. That man, professor Thatcher Torrey, has spent years building his life around work. Thatcher is searching for an historic document and enlists Vickie's help with his quest. Just as these polar opposites form a bond, a secret from Thatcher's past pulls them apart. Will they go their separate ways? Or will they finally realize that when it's with the right person, Love Is Monumental?
Book is wonderfully written! The characters are introduced just enough to get you hooked in the begining (especially if you did not read book one in the series). It was refreshing to see that not all the characters in the novel were "perfect." Life happens... even in Christian novels! I also really enjoyed the references to religion and the Bible. There were not too many nor were they too "fire and brimstone" to discourage you from giving this book as a gift to a non-believer. I look forward to reading the rest of the series as I have not read the other 2 as of yet.
I give the book 5 stars!
Posted by Jennifer Casler at 12:18 PM
Monday, August 2, 2010
How do you improve your family's health and relationships, save money, and raise happier kids who get better grades and are less likely to do drugs? Family dinners! These easy strategies will get your family back to the table.
The author, Jeanne Muchnick, offers witty advice on how to bring the dinner to the table without it being stressful. Great source of information. Gives great practical ideas to make family time become dinner time. NOT A RECIPE BOOK! Although she does give a few links to great sites full of recipes and information as well. Also she has cite photos and illustrations.
Posted by Jennifer Casler at 4:25 PM
Here’s a Bible reference kids will actually want to read! Kids love animals, and the Kids’ Guide to Bible Animals will lead them on a journey of discovery. This fully-illustrated book for 8–12-year-olds details every animal, bird and insect in scripture, from antelopes to camels, donkeys to fleas, pigs to worms—100 in all. Descriptions of each creature are provided, along with details of their importance in Bible times. Intriguing “Did You Know?” sidebars highlight some of the weird and amazing aspects of the animal world. It’s all wrapped up in a bright, colorful package that kids will love.
Great book full of information. Product information says that book is fully illustrated, copy I received did not have illustrations. I am not able to vouch for illustrations. Hopefully book is illustrated as it would be nice. Book is FULL of facts! Great for a kid who is interested in animals.
Posted by Jennifer Casler at 12:30 PM
Here’s a Bible reference kids will actually want to read! This fully-illustrated book for 8–12-year-olds provides over 800 interesting, fun entries on the people, places, and ideas of scripture. Brief biographies of key Bible characters, definitions of need-to-know terms, and fascinating features on the important, unusual, and sometimes gross aspects of the Bible are bolstered by hundreds of “fascinating facts” and nearly a hundred pictures. It’s all wrapped up in a bright, colorful package that kids will love.
I can not say enough about this book! Awesome!!!! A must have for every Christian school classroom and home!!!! Beautiful pictures and excellent descriptions!!
Posted by Jennifer Casler at 12:19 PM
Hey, kids - here's a dictionary you'll actually want to read! The Kids' Bible Dictionary features 1,000 of the most important words and names from the Bible - from Aaron, Abba, and Abomination to Zacchaeus, Zeal, and Zion. Each definition is written in understandable - even fun - language to help you know your Bible better. Plenty of pictures and a cool, colorful design make Kids' Bible Dictionary the book for personal reading, school reports, or even stumping your friends with Bible questions.
Great reference tool for kids! Excellent descriptions and beautiful pictures! Great buy for $10.00!
Posted by Jennifer Casler at 12:13 PM