Blind Spots: What You Don’t See Can Hurt You – Tim Riddle and Fil Anderson

Blind Spots: What You Don’t See Can Hurt You is an interesting book.  Using a biblical perspective, it explores recognizing and addressing our blind spots.  Riddle and Anderson write with a conversational tone and use many personal examples which enhance the text.  Although this book is highly readable, the content cannot help but challenge the reader.

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

Blind Spots Book Cover Blind Spots
Fil Anderson
New Growth Press
May 27, 2019

East Dragon, West Dragon – Robyn Eversole

East Dragon, West Dragon is an enjoyable tale of two dragons who live on opposite sides of the world and like it that way.  Each of the dragons has a healthy degree of fear about the other, but a day comes when they meet each other.  This little gem has a big message that is great for young students as well as more experienced learners.

East Dragon, West Dragon Book Cover East Dragon, West Dragon
Robyn Eversole
Juvenile Fiction
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
January 3, 2012


Way Back Wednesday – First Day of School

Today is our daughter’s first day of middle school, and the message of The Dot seemed the perfect way to start the year.  Looking forward to a great one!

The Dot is perhaps my favorite picture book of all time.  The Dot introduces us to Vashti a little girl who is not very eager about art class.  Her art teacher encourages her to “make her mark”.  With gentle guidance from her teacher, Vashti’s natural abilities as an artist as well as a teacher develop.  Ultimately, the simple text and accessible pictures pull the reader into Vashti’s story.  The profound impact of the words and actions of a teacher are highlighted and the power of enthusiasm and encouragement are reinforced.

The Dot Book Cover The Dot
Peter Reynolds
Juvenile Fiction
Candlewick Press