Stickley Makes a Mistake: A Frog Guide to Trying – Brenda S. Miles

Stickley Makes a Mistake! is a cute book that explores constructive ways to deal with mistakes and when things simply don’t go the way you had hoped they might.  The illustrations in this book are bright and colorful.  This is a terrific book with important messages.  Preschool and early elementary learners will love Stickley the Frog.

Abandoned Faith: Why Millennials Are Walking Away and How You Can Lead Them Home – Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez

Abandoned Faith is targeted to parents of children 18-34 and pastoral leaders.  The book explores better understanding of the younger generation and strengthening relationships with them.  Although interesting at points, there seemed to be quite a bit of repetition within the book.  After reading it, I felt like the material could have been shared more effectively in an article rather than in book format. 

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Tyndale Press, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinions. 

Way Back Wednesday ~ Can I Tell You a Secret – Anna Kang

We recently went to a book signing and met Anna Kang.  At the event, we learned that Monty will be featured in another book which will debut next fall.  Our family is eager to read it!  This review was originally posted on August 29, 2016.

Can I Tell You a Secret is a precious book that features a little frog with a big secret – He is scared of the water and cannot swim!  This would be a problem for anyone to be sure, but it is a huge problem for a frog.  Ultimately, Monty the frog learns that conquering your fears is a lot easier when you have the help of a friend.
Can I Tell You a Secret is a darling book that would make a terrific read-aloud.

The Most Magnificent Thing – Ashley Spires

The Most Magnificent Thing is a new favorite!  This darling picture book has big messages to share.  A young girl decides that she is going to make “the most magnificent thing”, and she is sure it is going to be easy.  As time goes by, she comes to realize that magnificent things are rarely created with ease.  After many frustrating attempts, her dog, who is her best friend and assistant, encourages her to take a break from her work and go for a walk.  Refreshed and renewed when she returns, she is able to finally create “the most magnificent thing” she has been dreaming of making.  The Most Magnificent Thing is a fantastic read aloud for little kids and big kids.

Way Back Wednesday ~ Cloudette – Tom Litchtenheld

This post was originally published on September 26, 2011.

Cloudette is a favorite at our home.  Our daughter delights in reading about Cloudette, the sweet little cumulus cloud who enjoys her life as a little cloud but longs to do big and important things like the other clouds.  After being blown far from her neighborhood during a storm, she meets a little frog whose pond has dried up to nothing more than a little mud puddle.  Determined to help, she musters all of her determination and in the end finds she is capable of doing lots of important things.

Written with humor and enhanced with colorful, appealing pictures, Cloudette is a feel good story that shares an important message.

Light Up New York (Faithgirlz/Glimmer Girls) – Natalie Grant

Light Up New York is the fourth and final book in Faithgirlz’ Glimmer Girl Series.  Our daughter has enjoyed all of them! They are a quick, easy, fun read.  As a parent I love that these books do not include any content of concern, and they encourage behavior that displays kindness to others. 

While this complimentary book was provided for review by Thomas Nelson Publishers, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinions. 

Tightropes and Teeter-Totters: Finding Balance in the Ups and Downs of Life – Lisa Pennington

Tightropes and Teeter-Totters provides great reminders about how to more effectively keep your life in balance.  Written from a Christian perspective, Pennington’s book is as an easy read that supplies plenty to think about and reflect upon long after reading it. 

While this complimentary book was provided for review by LitFuse Publicity Group, no other compensation was given.  All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.