Don’t Cook, Mom by Jackie Myers

A fun story that will delight young readers is what you’ll find in Don’t Cook, Mom by Jackie Myers.

When twins Ellie and Nellie smell burnt food again, they know Mom is cooking. They try all kinds of tricks to keep her from cooking, but she always seems to outwit them. So, they come up with one more plan they think will work.

I couldn’t stop laughing as I read this silly story about two girls trying to find a way to keep their mom out of the kitchen. With plenty of antics Don’t Cook, MomΒ will have everyone giggling. Jack Foster provided the artwork for this story. I liked how the pages without full artwork had artistic elements in the corners of the pages. It made for a little something special as the reader turned the pages.

Whether kids love their mom’s cooking or would rather she just ordered out, Don’t Cook, MomΒ will be enjoyed by all.

 

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

 

Paperback : 28 pages

ISBN-10 : 1612448755

ISBN-13 : 978-1612448756

Product Dimensions : 8.5 x 0.08 x 8.5 inches

Publisher : Halo Publishing International (September 9, 2020)

Reading level : 8 – 10 years Language: : English

I received a free digital copy of this book. This review contains my honest opinions, 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 inΒ Jonah: The Fearful ProphetΒ 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.Β 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.Β 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 inΒ Jonah: The Fearful Prophet.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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.

A Bobby-Dazzler of a Pouch! by Janet Halfmann

Award-winning children’s author Janet Halfmann’s latest book, A Bobby-Dazzler of a Pouch!, is a fun and whimsical way to entertain and educate your children about Australian animals and words, friendship, and problem-solving.

Joey, a gray kangaroo, needs to find his way back to his mother’s pouch in the mob. Though he tries and tries, he can’t seem to do it. Then a handful of animal friends pitch in to help him out.

By now, you know I am a fan of Halfmann’s work. All her books entertain and educate in a way that is attractive to young readers. This short story is one that teaches children how to problem-solve and work together to obtain a goal. It is a story about friendship in the wild that touches the heart, even though it is a whimsical story.

The colorful artwork by Abira Das will keep readers turning the pages as much as the story. Lush green, vibrant red, and deep blue contrast so well against the white space and neutral colors of most of the animals.

The story is followed by fun kangaroo facts, Australian words, and a list of Australian animals and plants featured in the story.

So much fun, you and your children will want to read A Bobby-Dazzler of a Pouch!Β over and again.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Available in hardcover and paperback.

Paperback: 38 pages
Publisher: Pen It! Publications, LLC (May 21, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 195126312X
ISBN-13: 978-1951263126

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

Blogging at 4RV

 

This was my day to post over at the 4RV blog. Today, I’m talking about self-doubt, offering tips on how to stop it from stealing your time. You can check out “Stop Self-doubt from Stealing Your Time” here.

Also, 4RV Publishing has redesigned its website. Check out the new website at www.4rvpublishing.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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