Candy Apple Blessings is an absolutely adorable book for children that celebrates all the wonderful things that are enjoyed during the Autumn season. Drawn in by the foiled cover, the book is twenty pages long and features cute full-color pictures by illustrator Maddie Frost.
The book is less of the story but more of a walk-through of many activities that most take part in during Fall. For example, there is munching on candied apples, heading back to school, camping, decorating, enjoying a hayride, playing in leaves, picking a pumpkin from a patch, making way through a corn maze and visiting a fall festival. I adore very much that book ends in thanking God for all the Fall blessing he lovingly gives us.
The details the illustrator put into this story are great! The coloring is absolutely perfect. I like how the animal characters ( cat, dog, mouse, and more) come to life being delightfully different decked out in knit hats, scarves, sweaters, and adorable boots. There are leaves of red, brown, green, gold, and orange. I spot a maple leaf, oak tree leaf, birch, and elm. I love the sweet little scarecrows among the decor and in the distant background scene.
The text is written in rhyme making it an easy to read aloud book. Action text on the pages stand out and are in a different color than the rest which adds a participatory option when reading the book to one child or many.
The board book format is perfect for read after reading and can be lightly wiped clean if needed.
This has become my toddlers favorite Autumn read for the season. I’ve read this book to her so many times and know we will read it many times more. I applaud Tommy Nelson for making such a fun, attractive, and engaging book for toddlers to preschool-aged children.
I received this book in exchange for an honest review from BookLookBloggers.