Lorelei the Firefly by Janice Blanchett

Janice Blanchett brings the story of Noah’s Ark to life in a new way with Lorelei the Firefly.

Lorelei loves primrose flowers and adventures. On one of her nightly visits, she discovers Noah, who has received direction from God to build an Ark. Lorelei visits Noah night after night until the Ark is completed. Little does she know that she is about to embark on one of her greatest adventures of all.

This is a delightful story. Blanchett’s tale brings you a new way to share the familiar story of Noah’s Ark, but there is really so much more to this adventure, because Lorelei learns a valuable lesson in the process.

Jack Foster provides the artwork for this adorable story. That’s how I learned about Lorelei the Firefly. HIs work is instantly recognizable to me after all these years. I loved the colors he used for this book.

If you enjoy Bible stories, fictional characters placed in historical settings, or touching stories where young readers are having so much fun they may not realize they are learning, pick up a copy of Lorelei the Firefly.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • ASIN ‏ : β€ŽΒ B09WPT17HJ
  • Publisher ‏ : β€ŽΒ Janice Blanchett (March 28, 2022)
  • Language ‏ : β€ŽΒ English
  • Paperback ‏ : β€ŽΒ 31 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€ŽΒ 979-8985182538

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.

The Light We Cannot See by Chris Manion

The Light We Cannot See by Chris Manion is a beautifully told, rhyming story of angels guiding children in heaven to a toy store where they can play through the night in a light the adults cannot see.

Coping with the loss of a sibling, child, or young friend is not easy. Child whisperer and award-winning author, Chris Manion, has woven this touching and heartwarming story of lost little ones being guided to playtime by angels who care for those who God has called home.

Jack Foster, one of my favorite artists, provides the charming illustrations for this story with a powerful message that has the ability to comfort children and adults alike. I appreciate the diverse characters reflected in his illustrations, so that readers can connect with the story on a personal level.

Manion has taken a challenging topic and broken it down into a story filled with light, love, and joy. The Light We Cannot See will touch lives and uplift the brokenhearted. A true treasure.

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Publisher ‏ : β€Ž Elk Lake Publishing, Inc. (September 10, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : β€Ž English
  • Paperback ‏ : β€Ž 34 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : β€Ž 1649493657
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : β€Ž 978-1649493651

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

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.

 

A Rainbow of Birds by Janet Halfmann

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Papa Cardinal tells his chicks a story of how birds gave the world the rainbow in a story that has been passed down through generations.

A Rainbow of Birds by Janet Halfmann is a vibrant story of color that celebrates the tradition of storytelling. In this imaginative idea that capitalizes on legends and the ancient art of storytelling, children find a fanciful and fun story of how birds came together–sometimes after a squabble–to create the world’s first rainbow. In her trademark habit of educating and entertaining, Halfmann has included fun facts about rainbows, the magic of leprechauns, and rainbow activities and crafts.

Artist Jack Foster has truly outdone himself with the vibrant and occasionally zany characters depicted in this story. I always enjoy Foster’s work, but this book is so stunning it warrants special mention. Coupled with Halfmann’s delightful text, I could imagineΒ and almost hear the story taking place through my office window.

Nature lovers, lovers of legends, and those who enjoy books where storytelling plays a role will want to snatch this one up right away.

Highly recommended!

Rating: πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

 

Paperback: 20 pagesrainbow inside
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc; large type edition edition (February 15, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1616334622
ISBN-13: 978-1616334628

 

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

Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep by Kathy Stemke

 

Welcoming a new sibling isn’t always easy. Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep by Kathy Stemke is sure to help.

Zachary isn’t always fond of his baby sister, Layla. Everything is always about her. But when Zachary puts on his special black-framed glasses, he can do anything. He turns into a superhero who can protect his sister from anything.

I love this book! It’s delightful. It’s fun. And it teaches kids about consonant blends. This is Stemke’s second children’s book, the first with Guardian Angel Publishing.Β  Proving its commitment to entertaining and educating children, Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep is the perfect addition to GAP’s Academic Wings line. Readers are treated to an engaging story that helps them deal with introducing a new sibling into the house, while getting a chance to improve their reading skills.

Jack Foster provided the artwork for this one. I’m a huge Foster fan. I have loved everything he has ever done, and Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep is no exception. His use of bold colors attracts young readers. The green in the leaves is so deep, you would swear they were real. The eyes on the characters also have a distinctive shape. All I have to do is look at a character’s eyes to know that Foster worked on a book.

Included at the end of Sh Sh Sh Let the Baby Sleep is a Teacher Supplement with questions, a song, games, and other fun activities.

All summer reading should be this fun!

Rating:Β  πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Publisher:Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN-10:1616331569
  • ISBN-13: 978-1616331566
  • SRP:Β  $10.95

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation for this review.