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VeggieTales: Noah’s Ark DVD {Review & Giveaway for a $10 Gift Certificate from Family Christian.com}

I received a VeggieTales Noah’s Ark screener for review purposes as a Family Christian Blogger. No other compensation was received.

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Veggie Tales: Noah’s Ark offers this well known Bible story up in a way that one would most expect from the point of view of an incredibly imaginative cucumber. That being said, the story is elaborated upon, in which it has a side story of it’s own about one of Noah’s sons. His son is not entirely thrilled about the plan God has for them. He struggles and tries to make things happen on his own, but finally realizes in the end that God’s plans aren’t always ours and that we should trust Him with our lives fully!

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Yuletide Ice Cube Fair {Book Review}

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I admit, it’s certainly fun to get swept into all the activities and gift giving and receiving but as long as we don’t forget the true meaning of the season. The Veggie tale book Yuletide Ice Cube Fair reminds us of the greatest gift of all. It’s not what appears to be the best, biggest or brightest but in fact the greatest gift is Christ Jesus who gives us life eternally.

My nearly four year old son and six year old daughter are getting older and getting excited for the Holidays and I certainly want to make sure they are reminded often of why we truly celebrate. I prefer to have books such as this one around to read to them and have them read on their own as a reminder. They really like the Veggie Tales so this book is must have for us.

In this story, the town is having a Ice Cube Carving Contest. In this contest they are instructed to carve what Christmas means to each of them. Each turn of the page kept my kids captivated. The story is written in rhyme and that kept the story flowing quite well.

My children liked seeing the different sculptures that were created by each of the Veggie characters. None of the sculptures were bad things such as Christmas feasts, trees, and the like. My kids piped up that they enjoyed many of those things themselves. Though only one sculpture truly captured why we celebrate the season!

In how the story ended, it’s a truly humbling reminder that the greatest gift came into the world in way that wasn’t elaborate in the worlds eyes. This book can be a wonderful conversation starter about sharing the love of Christ the greatest gift of all and living with a servants heart not just during the season but everyday!

This book is 24 pages long and it’s soft cover format and size of 8×8 makes it easy to bring along when out and about. I’m sure we’ll be bringing this book out every Christmas season!

Interested in Purchasing? Yuletide Ice Cube Fair (Big Idea Books / VeggieTales) can be purchased on Amazon.com for $3.00 as of this posting.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggersbook review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend {Book Review}

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In VeggieTales I Can Read, Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend children will learn the importance of always being kind to others. The Bible verse this book is based on is Proverbs 17:17 which states a friend loves at all times even when trouble comes. This is a great lesson to take to heart because sometimes that can be really hard to do even for adults. Often we may not intend on hurting someones feelings and in turn drive them away in a moment of disappointment but sometimes that happens. Stories such as this can help a child become more aware in not getting upset or to try to right that moment of wrong sooner before something upsetting or dangerous could happen. In this book a case is solved when something just as that did happen!

Bob and Larry are playing the roles of none other than Sherlock Holmes but in this case Larry is known as Sheerluck Holmes and Bob is Bobby Watson. They are residing in no other than London and have pipes in which they blow bubbles out of. A case is to be solved of a missing friend after a note was found that said feelings were hurt. It was dark and foggy out and the safety of this friend was questioned. I won’t give anything else away but the story was done well for the recommend ages of 4-8.

There are 32 pages in this paperback title. The illustrations fully cover the story on each page. My kids really liked the mystery and detective theme of the story. My 6 year old daughter was able to read this book on her own quite well. The book is on the beginning reading level which features short sentences, familiar words, and simple concepts that are easy for kids to comprehend on their own. She had no trouble at all with this book . We are are big Veggie Tale fans and were not at all disappointed! It’s good title to pick up if you are fans of the series or looking for you child to grasp that what we say or do can sometimes hurt the feelings of another and that we should always react in a loving way to whomever we meet.  I would recommend this reader for both boys and girls!

Interested in Purchasing? Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend / VeggieTales / I Can Read! (I Can Read! / Big Idea Books / VeggieTales) can be purchased on Amazon.com right now for $3.59!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program (http://booklookbloggers.com). I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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VeggieTales I Can Read, The Mess Detectives and the Case of the Lost Temper {Book Review}

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The Mess Detectives and The Case of the Lost Temper is one of the many titles from Zonderkidz in the I Can Read Book series. My three and a half year old son and six year old daughter are quite the Veggie Tale fans and liked this story. I was excited about this title because my daughter has been reading much more this Summer and my aim has been to have character building and Christ centered books around that we could read together or all on her very own. The Veggie Tales whether books or the movies never seem to disappoint in teaching about God’s love and how to apply the taught truths to our own lives.

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