Yay for Big Brothers! by Janet Halfmann

It is time to celebrate big brothers with Yay for Big Brothers! by Janet Halfmann.

Yay for Big Brothers! celebrates the similarities between animal big brothers and human big brothers. Each colorful page shares a big brother animal talking about their family and their little siblings. That is followed by a question to engage the reader. The book also includes a glossary, fun facts, and more! The vibrant artwork from Shennen Bersani will captivate children.

If your youngster likes animals or if you’re looking for a fun way to talk about siblings, Yay for Big Brothers! is perfect for your family’s library.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Publisher ‏ : β€ŽΒ Arbordale Publishing (November 2, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : β€ŽΒ English
  • Paperback ‏ : β€ŽΒ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : β€ŽΒ 1643518224
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€ŽΒ 978-1643518220
  • Reading age ‏ : β€ŽΒ 4 – 8 years

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

Venus Underwater: Songs from Mermaidia by Julia Hengst

Stunning artwork, imagination, and lyrical prose and rhymes that will engage young readers fill the pages of Venus Underwater: Songs from Mermaidia by Julia Hengst.

Incorporating insights from psychology, mindfulness practices, spirituality, and various healthy traditions to support mental/emotional health and wellness, Hengst has developed this first book in a planned series to promote love, kindness, and acceptance, while encouraging the importance of knowing inner EMOCEANS to help you handle all moods.

By using enchanting creatures like mermaids and made up creatures like Purrmaids, the author makes these concepts easier to digest. The beautiful artwork by Esther Samuels-Davis, which depicts a diverse world, draws the reader deeper into the story. Who wouldn’t want to live in Mermaidia?

I hope we will see the songs featured in Venus Underwater: Songs from Mermaidia put to music one day. It would be great to have an accompanying CD and activity book.

I look forward to more from Hengst and Samuels-Davis.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Publisher ‏ : β€Ž Mind Trip Productions (May 14, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : β€Ž English
  • Hardcover ‏ : β€Ž 36 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : β€Ž 1736137506
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€Ž 978-1736137505
  • Reading age ‏ : β€Ž 6 – 12 years

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

Interviewed at Heart Soul Mind

Author Jenny Fulton interviewed me at her blog Heart Soul Mind. We talked about A Christmas Kindness. You can find our interview at https://heart-soul-mind.org/2021/09/22/welcome-wednesday-spreading-kindness-with-cheryl-c-malandrinos

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.