The Great Toy Revolt by Lance K. Ewing

A fun way to encourage reading and play time that doesn’t involve sitting in front of a screen has just arrived with The Great Toy Revolt by Lance K. Ewing.

In this zany story, neglected toys send three brothers notes about being neglected. They hope to sway the brothers into turning in their electronic devices for books and their older toys they used to enjoy playing with.

The Great Toy Revoltย is a really cute story with colorful artwork by Justin Green. A quick read, parents could use this story to encourage youngsters to swap out screen time for reading, enjoying time outside, creating music, or just having fun without devices. It sure beats lecturing them about it.

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File Size : 5794 KB
Print Length : 37 pages
Publisher : Lance K. Ewing (April 23, 2020)
ASIN : B087NHWHR7
Word Wise : Not Enabled
Publication Date : April 23, 2020

I grabbed a digital copy of this book for free during the author’s promotion. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Jonah: The Fearful Prophet by Janice D. Green

A moving retelling of the story of Jonah can be found inย Jonah: The Fearful Prophetย by Janice D. Green.

The story of Jonah may be one of the most well-known in the Bible. God instructs Jonah to go to the evil city of Nineveh. Instead, Jonah disobeys God and takes a ship heading in the opposite direction, which leads to unfortunate circumstances. Eventually, Jonah obeys God, but he’s not happy when Nineveh is spared. It seems Jonah still has some learning to do. Thankfully, God is patient.

It just so happens that we are studying the book of Jonah in Bible study, which reminded me of this new book by Green.ย Some children’s books that share the story of Jonah stop too early. They end with Jonah obeying God and the town of Nineveh being spared from destruction, which tells only part of Jonah’s tale.ย Green brings readers through what happens after Nineveh is spared–how God patiently taught Jonah an important lesson.

The colorful artwork by Kimberly Merritt is the perfect complement to Green’s story. It captures the raging waters, the angry sailors, Jonah praying while in the belly of the whale, his walk through Nineveh and many other aspects of what happened to Jonah. I hope these two work together on future books.

Jonah: The Fearful Prophet also includes discussion questions and activities, which make it perfect for Sunday school or family time. You can also purchase a separate coloring book to accompany the story.

A beautifully told Bible story that children will enjoy over and again is what you’ll find inย Jonah: The Fearful Prophet.

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ISBN-10 : 0983680884
Paperback : 36 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-0983680888
Publisher : Honeycomb Adventures Press, LLC (June 30, 2020)

I received a copy from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.

Coming This Fall from Clavis Publishing

Dot is checking in to the Bug Hotel for the night. But before she goes to sleep, she makes sure all the other bugs are ready for bed. Good night, sleep tight!

A funny book about bedtime rituals. For sleepyheads ages 4 and up.

Itโ€™s winter! Lily and Milo go outside. They want to feed the birds in the yard and play in the snow. But . . . what happened to Miloโ€™s warm hat and scarf?

A simple and interactive story about the winter. For toddlers ages 24 months and up, with a focus on the childโ€™s world.

Did Santa come to visit? Yes! How can you tell? Because the houses are filled with presents! Can you spot all the gifts on each wish list? And can you find all of the differences before and after Santaโ€™s visit?

A colorful and engaging Christmas seek-and-find book. For young and old present-hunters ages 4 and up.

 

For these and other titles from Clavis Publishing, visit their website at www.clavis-publishing.com

Baby Bear by Kadir Nelson

The acclaimed tale of a lost little bear searching for home from Caldecott Honor and Coretta Scott King Award winner Kadir Nelson.

Baby Bear is lost and afraid. All the other animals try to help:
Trust yourself.
Sing a song.
Retrace your steps.

As Baby Bear gains courage with every step, he realizes he was never far from home after all.

With poetic text and stunning illustrations, Baby Bear is an impressive addition to the canon of timeless picture book classics.

Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (January 7, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062241729
ISBN-13: 978-0062241726

 

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How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster by Robert F. DeFinis, Ed.D.

How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster by Robert F. DeFinis, Ed.D. is a timely rhyming story to help you encourage good and healthy habits in your children so they can return to the life they knew before the coronavirus.

Doctor Robert F. Definis, Ed. D. has created this fun way to talk to your kids about the habits they need to adopt to help keep them and others safe. While they do their part, these SUPERHEROES in training will defeat the icky, filthy, creepy, slimy CORONA MONSTER.

Right now, things seem so uncertain for parents. Just imagine how kids are feeling. Inspired by the author’s desire to find a way to help explain things to his own daughter, this imaginative and empowering story will bring your child through the steps we have been hearing about for months: hand washing, covering your cough and sneeze, and keeping your distance. Readers are encouraged to be vigilant so the future can be better.

How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster is such a fun book, your children will forget they are learning something. This book can help assure your children it will be okay and address some of their fears. I like that the author reminds readers to remember those first responders who made our lives better and that it encourages children to look to the future where playing outside and hugging is no longer a scary thing.

How to Defeat the Icky, Filthy, Creepy, Slimy Corona Monster will make those tough conversations easier on everyone.

Highly recommended.

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File Size: 2061 KB
Print Length: 16 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publication Date: May 13, 2020
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B088NFNFTM

I received a copy from the author. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.