Sunday, February 28, 2010

Whats in the Bible, by Phil Vischer

Phil Vischer was the creator of VEGGIE TALES, which I enjoyed watching with my grandchildren, when they were about 2 up to school age.

This is his new project, which tells children what is in the Bible, why different religions have different amounts of books in their particular Bibles, and explains the books of the Bible in language that children can understand. It is entertaining, funny, and very educational. The puppets are varied, everything from a pirate to a priest, and the little blue haired Sunday School teacher. I think she probably taught us, when we were in Bible School, too.

I have 2 tickets for a free copy of Videos #1 and #2 that I will be giving away during the week my Review shows up on Tyndale's site, so if you have young children, send me a message, I'll put your name in the pot for the drawing.
You can watch a video clip at:


Tyndale House Publishers:

I received no compensation for this review, and all opinions expressed are my own. I did recieve a free copy of the DVD, from Tyndale, to review.

And the Winners are:  Mel and Kim, so please email me with your address, so I can get the tickets to you.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

SONS OF THUNDER by Susan May Warren

This is the fasinating story of Markos Starvos, his brother Dino, and Sofia Frangos, who they both love. It starts out on a small Greek island, follows them on their boat trip to America,to Chicago and then into WWII. The first chapters are written from Markos' view, the middle chapters from Dino's view, and the last chapters are written from Sofia's view.

It isn't 'light reading' material, as it has a lot of twists and turns which take concentration to keep straight, and it is character loaded, with full development of many of them. I struggled at the beginning trying to keep the relationships of several characters straight in my mind. But, after about 3 chapters, I found that it all straightened out, and from then on, the reading was easier. I recommend this to those readers who want a book that has some 'meat on it's bones', that takes awhile to read.

Published by
Summerside Press Minneapolis MN

I was not paid for this review, and the opinions expressed here are my own.
I did recieve a free copy of the book to read and review.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

LOVE YOUR HEART by Tim McGraw & Tom Douglas

Forward by Faith Hill
Illustrated by Abigail Marble
Juvenile Fiction
This is Tim McGraw's 2nd book, his first book also features Katie, MY LITTLE GIRL.

Katie is trying to decide what she wants to do in the school talent show. She chooses one of her best talents, and practices, but on the night of the show, her plans change, and she helps a friend, instead, with her performance.

I must say that I got my 6 1/2 year old granddaughter to read this book, and give her opinion, and she gave it 2 thumbs up. What better recommendation could you get than that! She loves to read, and enjoyed the book very much.

I recieved no money for the review of this book, I did receive a free copy to read and review.

Tommy Nelson, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Book Give Away.

I received a book to give away yesterday, along with a copy for me to read and review. I will give the book away the week that the blog tour starts.
If you are interested in getting your name in the drawing for a free book, leave me a message on this post.

OK:  I was notified that the book tour starts on 03/19 so I will be giving the book away that week. 

The name of the book
Songbird under a German Moon
by Tricia Goyer