Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Book Review: God Gave Us Thankful Hearts

"We all have so much to be thankful for."

Little Pup has a problem. He's unhappy. As he and his mama go about their chores, join Papa for fishing and fix dinner, they talk about the antidote for his unhappiness. 


For everything Little Pup is sad about, his parents remind him how to be thankful about it. 

My husband and son both agree that their favorite part of this book is the illustrations. Just look at my son's favorite picture! So yummy!

There's only one thing I didn't care for in this book. A few lines of the dialog seemed stilted, as if the author were trying too hard to sound genuine. The result just doesn't sound right. For instance, when the Papa Wolf says something to Little Pup, Little Pup's response is, "That's crazy talk!" Perhaps other families use that type of jargon, but this and a few other sentences seem out of spirit with the remainder of the book. 

However, the flaws in this book are minor, Interesting characters, bright beautiful artwork, and a compelling story line make the reader want to continue turning the pages. Since so many children's books only include one parent, my husband and I were glad to see a complete family unit portrayed with both parents active in the child's life. And, most importantly, the story teaches children about the importance of being thankful. 

"Don't worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God." (Philippians 4:6, emphasis added)

To learn more about the author, click HERE.
To learn more about the artist, click HERE

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

Friday, August 12, 2016

New Beginnings

I have just begun this blog for multiple reasons:

1. To share book reviews
2. To write about various topics; such as homeschooling and homemaking and whatever else suits my fancy.
3. To eventually provide readers with printables to help with homeschooling and homemaking

What's with the title?

Here's your answer:

  1. a confused jumble or medley of things.