Tag: Book Review

Bad Boy, Good Boy by Kay Chorao {book review}

Bad Boy, Good Boy  by author Kay Chorao is a soon to be released children’s book geared toward those ages 4-6 years old. In this book, readers are introduced to a young pup that seems to always be getting into trouble though his intentions aren’t meant to be troublesome! In fact, this pup often is aiming for the very best but he tends to get into quite the predicaments being a little careless, messy, and unpredictable. Continue reading

Book Review: Octopus Soup by Mercer Mayer



Mercer Mayer has done a wonderful job with Octopus Soup. This particular story has been a hit with my son and daughter, ages 4 1/2 and 2 years old. First off, any purchaser should know that this book has no words. The colorful and very detailed pictures do an excellent job in explaining the story all on its own.

In this adventure, the reader follows the story of a young octopus whom gets a little to curious about a fisherman’s line and almost ends up…you guessed it, Octopus soup in a restaurant! The story was adventurous and it ended well. My entire family has spent fair amount of examining each of the pictures to find something new each time we’ve looked.

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Christmas in Apple Ridge: Three-in-One Collection {Book Review}


Christmas in Apple Ridge is a three in one collection containing The Sound of Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Singing, and The Dawn of Christmas. If you love Christian themed Amish romance novels, I promise you’ll probably enjoy this heartwarming holiday collection very much.

I can vouch once I started reading this collection it was hard to put them down! I really enjoyed how each of the stories were uniquely different and yet were all tied together beautifully by community and character. The author did a fantastic job in painting the Amish giving us a wonderful visual and taste ( there are full recipes in the books!) of the Amish community!

Many traits are shown and displayed out this book . I love that the characters are real and the story doesn’t stray from that fact with God all things are possible and will work out for the good for those that love and chose to serve him (even when we can’t really see it!). Having a second chance in the eyes of God is the greatest gift. In this readers realize forgiveness and knowing and accepting that gives us the chance to keep on living life and loving those around us.

Overall these books are a fun, light-hearted read. They were a bit predictable in how the stories came to pass but none the less, a joy to read. What girl doesn’t love to read a tenderly sweet love story? I’m looking forward to seeing what other great book Cindy has in store for her fans!

Buy it: You can purchase Christmas in Apple Ridge: Three-in-One Collection: The Sound of Sleigh Bells, The Christmas Singing, NEW! The Dawn of Christmas
at Amazon.com for print at $12.00 and for Kindle $9.99!

Disclaimer: My copy of Christmas in Apple Ridge was provided by WaterBrook Multnomah Press in exchange for a fair and honest review.

“Humble Heart: A book of Virtues” by Amy Meyer Allen {Book Review}


I’d been looking for a book for awhile now that could help me teach my children character building skills and biblical virtues. Not just any book though, I wanted something with likeable characters and that was also colorfully eye catching to all kids. The readability also needed to be high and the comprehension of the words written simple to understand. I was pleased to find an existing book such as this in Amy Meyer’s Humble Heart: Book of Virtues.

The virtues found in this book are Humility, Love, Thoughtfulness, Faithfulness, Mercy, Encouragement, Comfort, Courage, and Joy. Each virtue is represented by a separate Humble Bumble character. The characters are really cute and you’ll find those such as Felicity the Frog, Lancelot Lion, Carolina Cat, Daniel Dog, and several others.

At the end of each virtuous character story, there’s a Bible Verse that’s taken from the New Living Translation Bible. The included Bible Verses could be used at home or in a classroom setting as verses for young children to memorize! The stories are short but not overly. There’s plenty of bright bold illustrations to display what’s being read accurately and that’s key in any child geared book.

My son age 2 and my daughter age 4 1/2 years old really like this book. They’ve asked at bedtime for it several nights in a row. I like having a question time after we’ve read one of the virtue stories. It’s been interesting to hear their thoughts and examples of ways they could act the virtue read out for themselves or to give an example of a time that they did. This is a great book and I recommend it highly!

Want it?  You can purchase a hardcover copy of Humble Heart: A Book of Virtues on Amazon.com for $10.79 and it’s eligible for free shipping. You can even take a sneak peak inside!

DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided by Tyndale Blog Network on behalf of the publisher, Tyndale Kids, and the author, Amy Meyer Allen, in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own.