A Book Review of An Easter Prayer, Written by Amy Parker, Illustrated by Alison Edgson | A Children's Touch-and-Feel Picture Book

*I received a complimentary copy of this book free of charge from BookLook Bloggers book review program for Tommy Nelson (an imprint of Thomas Nelson) in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts below are my own.  Also, this blog post includes affiliate links to purchase the book and I will receive a commission based on sales generated.


The PERFECT Easter basket addition!

With sensory pages sure to delight your little one, this adorable prayer book offers thanksgiving to God for all the wonders of spring!


The perfect addition to your little one’s Easter basket this spring! | A Book Review of An Easter Prayer, Written by Amy Parker, Illustrated by Alison Edgson. A Children's Touch-and-Feel Picture Book!

The perfect addition to your little one’s Easter basket this spring! | A Book Review of An Easter Prayer, Written by Amy Parker, Illustrated by Alison Edgson. A Children's Touch-and-Feel Picture Book!

★★★★★ | This sweet Easter prayer book simply couldn’t be more adorable or precious! It’s perfect for explorative infants and toddlers who enjoy the different sensations a touch and feel book has to offer. With a fuzzy cover and unique textures inside, this prayer book is my favorite addition to my daughter’s Easter basket as we look forward to celebrating her first Easter this year.

An Easter Prayer shares short prose with a new setting and colors on each page. The adorable illustrations with delightful colors will melt your heart as Bunny and her new friend, Chick, offer little bits of thankfulness to God for the wonders of spring. I adore that the book encourages an attitude of gratitude for various springtime delights and highlights that being most thankful for Jesus.

Reading this book with my ten month old daughter is an excellent way to impress the true meaning of Easter on her heart at a young age. I feel certain this will be an Easter/Spring favorite for years to come.

The quality and thickness of the board book pages are impressive and I highly recommend this book as a gift for new parents/babies, an Easter basket addition for toddlers or a baby shower gift for babies due this spring!


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Lastly, pick up your own copy of An Easter Prayer or borrow it from your local library.

Then, I'd love to hear YOUR thoughts on the book in the comments below! 

 

A Book Review of I Love You, Funny Bunny by Zonderkidz, Illustrated by Sean Julian | A Children's Picture Book

*I received a complimentary copy of this book free of charge from BookLook Bloggers book review program of Zonderkidz (a registered trademark of Zondervan) in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. All thoughts below are my own.  Also, this blog post includes affiliate links to purchase the book and I will receive a commission based on sales generated.


This sweet, expressive picture book showcases tender moments between a parent bunny and her little one. With adorable illustrations and a soft, rhythmic tone, this is the perfect book for an Easter basket, a thoughtful gift or an afternoon snuggle!


A Book Review of I Love You, Funny Bunny by Zonderkidz, Illustrated by Sean Julian | A Children's Picture Book

A Book Review of I Love You, Funny Bunny by Zonderkidz, Illustrated by Sean Julian | A Children's Picture Book

★★★★★ | This beautifully illustrated picture book is a perfect addition for any young child’s library. Sean Julian creatively displays these adorable bunnies with soft edges, bright colors and eye catching backdrops. The sweet animals romp and play throughout the pages with other cute animals in the background. At the turn of each page, there is a sweet, rhythmic lyric for parents to read to their children that embraces the bond between a parent and child. I Love You, Funny Bunny expresses the beauty of a strong love and all the tiny, wonderful moments we often take for granted as parents.

As a parent myself, reading this book to my 9 month old daughter, I found this book to be sweet and tender. I love the way she scrunches her nose and calls my name and forget to tell her that as often as I should. I adored that I Love You, Funny Bunny encouraged unconditional love, while building self esteem in a child and thus strengthening a parent/child bond.

I believe this book is well suited for young children under the age of 8. Because the rhymes are short and sweet, and each page is a change of colors and setting, this picture book will capture even the shortest of young attention spans. The cover is a paper jacket over a hard bound, illustrated cover and the pages inside are thick sturdy paper. The book would make an excellent Easter basket addition, a thoughtful gift for a new parent or young child or as an addition to your own child’s collection.


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A Book Review of Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas by Sarah Young, Illustrated by Katya Longhi | A Children's Christmas Story and Picture Book

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers book review program of Thomas Nelson (a registered trademark of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.) in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts below are my own.  Also, this blog post includes affiliate links to purchase the book and I will receive a commission based on sales generated.


Beautiful, spiritual and an excellent reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. This well planned book is sure to be a family favorite this Christmas season!


Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas by Sarah Young | A Children's Christmas Story and Picture Book

Jesus Calling: The Story of Christmas by Sarah Young | A Children's Christmas Story and Picture Book

★★★★★ | This beautifully illustrated children’s version of the Christmas story details the prophecies and events leading up to Jesus birth and after. It is an excellent resource for families to read together at the Christmas season and use to discuss the true meaning of the holiday season. Not only does this adorable book have scripture laden throughout it in the form of easy-to-comprehend little blurbs, but it is spiritually sound as author Sarah Young narrates the Christmas story. Near the end of the book, there’s a message to children “from Jesus” and it is heartwarming and truthful.

Since my daughter is just under one, this book was a highlight for her with its bursts of colorful illustrations that she loved. It is a bit mature for really young children in terms of wording, so it’s best read with a parent who can encourage insightful study and answer questions a child might have. The book is paper pages so in that respect it’s better suited for older children, or toddlers who are gentle with books. (UPDATE: After posting this review, I learned this book is available as a board book!) Because the content is rich in spirituality, this book is appropriate for multiple ages with older children benefiting the most, however, it is one I intend to read to my little girl each Christmas. In our home, we don’t shy from the reality of what our Lord went through in his young days being sought out by King Herod or taken to the cross to die for our sins. We want our children to understand these things at an early age and this particular book is a great gateway in explaining how and why our Lord came to earth as well as the reasons He loves us as His children.


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A Book Review of Little Book of Thanks by Jean Fischer, An Illustrated Precious Moments Children's Book of Gratitude

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers book review program and Tommy Nelson, an imprint of Thomas Nelson (a registered trademark of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.) in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts below are my own.  Also, this blog post includes affiliate links to purchase the book and I will receive a commission based on sales generated.


Adorable, classic and nostalgic… A beautiful way to cultivate a heart of gratitude with your little one this fall season.

Appropriate for any child under 10, this adorably illustrated book is meant for every child’s bookshelf! There are twenty-four sweet and silly rhymes throughout the book, making it the perfect countdown to Thanksgiving. Your child will love the soft, colorful illustrations that depict both boys and girls, animals and activities, in the classic Precious Moments theme.


Precious Moments Little Book of Thanks, a Tommy Nelson children's book by Jean Fischer.

Precious Moments Little Book of Thanks, a Tommy Nelson children's book by Jean Fischer.

★★★★★ || Precious Moments have always been near and dear to my heart. I have a treasured book of my own rhymes that my Great-Grandmother gifted me as a young child. I was so excited to come across the Precious Moments Little Book of Thanks for my daughter this year! Turning the pages to find the adorable and heart warming images of the Precious Moments children and animals, while reading the rhyming, and sometimes silly poems, brought a bit of nostalgia to my heart.

This endearing book is flooded with a theme of gratitude, making it the perfect avenue for cultivating a heart of thanksgiving with your little one. Each poem covers things like thankfulness for loved ones, food, toys, season changes, weather and more. In addition, there is an accompanying short Bible passage that would make great scripture memorization pieces for older children. It is a beautiful faith-based book!

Precious Moments Little Book of Thanks is an excellent quality, thick board book so children can enjoy the book from a young age on.  The illustrations are sweet, soft and subtle, yet eye catching as they often fill the entire page. My daughter (aged six months) loved looking at them as I read her this book!  I would highly recommend this book to other families with small children and look forward to reading this all year long with my little girl. It’s definitely a classic keeper that will stay on her shelves for years to come and hopefully be a book she cherishes enough to pass on to her own children someday!

Note: For families that do not have both parents involved in the child's life, please know this book does mention both a mother and father.  For children raised in single parent households or for those who have another individual as a guardian, that may be a sensitive subject. 


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A Children's Book Review of God Bless Our Bedtime Prayers by Hannah C. Hall, Illustrated by Steve Whitlow

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers book review program and Tommy Nelson, an imprint of Thomas Nelson (a registered trademark of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.) in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts below are my own.  Also, this blog post includes links to purchase the book  but I do NOT receive a commission from any sales generated.


This adorable children's book is perfect for your little one's nightly routine and bedtime snuggles, helping them learn to seek God and His promises through prayer. 

Appropriate for any child aged 0-7, this precious book of sweet, little critters and soft, rhyming phrases will help your child learn to pray in a practical way about praising God, giving thanks, praying for loved ones and overcoming fears, trials and worries. Each page offers colorful illustrations and accompanying scripture featuring the promises God has made to His children. 


God Bless Our Bedtime Prayers, a Tommy Nelson children's book written by Hannah C. Hall, illustrated by Steve Whitlow.

God Bless Our Bedtime Prayers, a Tommy Nelson children's book written by Hannah C. Hall, illustrated by Steve Whitlow.

★★★★★ || I truly adore the God Bless Our books and this new release is certainly no exception.  The practical way that the author teaches children to pray is both simple and sweet.  The ten little prayers can stand alone, with one read each evening or the entire book as a whole.  I loved that each prayer taught something different - praise, thanksgiving, casting your worries on Him, trusting in the midst of fear, praying for sick loved ones, repentance and even finding rest in God. This book would make a great reference point for parents to read with their children as individual circumstances arise in a child's daily life, helping them look to the Lord for comfort and peace. Throughout this book, children are encouraged to seek God with underlying messages of love, hope and trust. It is truly heartwarming and fulfilling. 

I enjoyed that each prayer had verses to support the sentiment and thought those would work well as memory verses for older children. 

The book is an excellent quality, with thick, board pages so children can enjoy the book from a young age on.  The soft, delightful illustrations are simply too precious! My daughter (aged two and a half months) loved looking at them as I read her this book!  I would highly recommend this book to other families and look forward to reading this multiple times with my little girl! 

Note: For families that do not have both parents involved in the child's life, please know this book does mention both a mother and a father.  For children raised in single parent households or for those who have another individual as a guardian, that may be a sensitive subject. 


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Lastly, pick up your own copy of God Bless Our Bedtime Prayers or borrow it from your local library.  You can also find the other God Bless Our... books available here.

Then, I'd love to hear YOUR thoughts on the book in the comments below!