Posts Tagged ‘friendship’

Kane Miller Books
Hardcover, 32 pages
Recommended ages 3-7
From highly acclaimed picture book maker, Rachel Bright, comes a visually stunning, feel-good picture book filled with Yu Rong’s distinctive, awe-inspiring papercut artwork. The snow is coming but Bear is sick! Can Squirrel bring some wintery magic to his friend?
Reviewed by myself and a just-turned-three little guy. We really liked the story. It held our interest and had good opportunities for conversation about the story. Addressed feelings, friendship and sharing. The illustrations were absolutely perfect for the book. With so much detail we sometimes love to just look through the pages. 

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Competition can bring out the worst in us, but it can also be an opportunity to learn impactful life lessons. That’s why it’s so important for kids to understand how to handle winning and losing!

Join Lulu and Max as they help Bear-Bear, Goosey, Coyote and the rest of their animal friends in the Field Day contests determine who will be the leader of Lulu’s forest.

It was a win for me. This 32 page hardcover book had an interesting story (recommended for ages 4-8) paired with lovely illustrations. Good sportsmanship, friendship, kindness, and forgiveness are the topics for this story of a girl named Lulu, and boy named Max, and some forest animals. I enjoyed the characters, story, and illustrations (illustrations are full of expressions that really made the story). Christian theme; ten bible verses at the end of the story (for ALL ages).

 

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Connected. Curing the Pandemic of Everyone Feeling alone Together

Erin Davis, B&H Books 2014, paper back, 208 pages

Sure we have “friends” and even “followers” – but why are we still plagued by loneliness? And what does God know about feeling alone? Sharing her answers to what’s causing the pain of solitude to gnaw at our hearts, Erin Davis offers practical applications and personality-driven takeaways based on research and real-life experiences of women from across the nation. A popular speaker, author and blogger, Erin Davis has addressed women of all ages nationwide and is passionately committed to sharing God’s Truth with others.

Erin is a great writer. She includes personal examples and bible verses in making her point that God made us “wired for connection”. Many areas are addressed as the things that are blocking us from true connections with people. I highly recommend this for small groups and book clubs. Written for a women audience, the remedies for loneliness equally pertain to men. A good choice for teens, too. 

Chapter 9 “The Golden Rule Is Tarnished” was a favorite chapter for me.  An excerpt from that chapter, ” I hate to pop your bubble, sister, but that bubble is keeping you cut off from the world. As I’ve wrestled with loneliness, I’ve learned that there’s more on the line than simply having great friends. If we can feel desperately lonely as wives, daughters, sisters, and friends, the antidote must be found in the quality of our relationships, not the quantity. The Bible teaches a paradoxical truth (again). The depth and quality of our relationships hinge on what we give, not what we get.”

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B&H publishing provided this complimentary copy for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

 

 

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