Monthly Archives: May 2021
I am looking forward to starting the summer with lots of quality time with our little lady. My next new review will be posted on June 14th.
Way Back Wednesday ~ Can I Tell You a Secret – Anna Kang
With summer vacation quickly approaching, I wanted to revisit this favorite. This review was originally posted on August 19, 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.
May 31, 2016
I Love Jesus, But I Want to Die: Finding Hope in the Darkness of Depression – Sarah J. Robinson
This powerful book provides an encouraging guide for those that struggle with mental illness. Robinson shares her personal story living with depression and her recovery from a Christian viewpoint.
While this complimentary book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing, no other compensation was given. All remarks are my personal and honest opinions.
Way Back Wednesday ~ Celebrate You – Sherri Duskey Rinkler
Balzer + Bray
March 5, 2019
The Giraffe Who Found Its Spots – Ardisan Books
The Giraffe Who Found Its Spots is a wonderful story that follows a young giraffe searching for a place to fit in and be accepted. Ultimately, the giraffe learns that being yourself is always the best option. This delightful tale is filled with a colorful, fun illustrations. It would be a terrific read-aloud option.
October 30, 2020
Way Back Wednesday ~ Mars Needs Moms! – Berkeley Breathed
This review was originally posted on January 18, 2010
Personally, I had no idea that the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of Bloom County and Opus wrote children’s books. This one was given to me for my first Mother’s Day. It is a delightful celebration of the special love between parent and child. A little boy who does not fully appreciate his mother is soon provided a lesson of the power of her love like no other when martian raiders with big nets come to capture some greatly needed mothers.
The text is well written and engaging for young readers as well as those with more life experience. The illustrations truly are show stoppers. You will find that you want to linger as long as possible to study each illustration. The use of vibrant color is lovely and humorous details both large and small will delight and have you finding things you didn’t see before again and again.
Mars Needs Moms! is a very special book and worthy of sharing with a Mom you know…
Go Get ‘Em Tiger – Sabrina Moyle
This book is a winner. It focuses on the importance of grit, hard work, being kind, and having fun while dealing with the ups and downs of life. Although a board book targeted to little ones, it includes wisdom for all ages.
March 10, 2020