Books are a BIG deal in our house. When I was young, I always had my nose in a book. From comic books to classics, I read them all. Reading is still a passion of mine, and my love for it is something I want my kids to have as well.
So, when I was contacted and asked to do a review for 2 Christian children’s books, I jumped at the chance!
The first book they sent me to review was Preacher Creature Strikes on Sunday written by Mike Thaler and illustrated by Jared Lee.
This book was absolutely hysterical! Mike Thaler, also known as “America’s Riddle King,” playfully takes on the many of the potentially baffling church traditions. Mike Thaler has written more than 200 books for young readers. At the age of 60, Thaler came to know the Lord and he says his “life has gone from black and white to glorious Technicolor.” (What a fantastic way to describe our lives in Christ!)
Preacher Creature Strikes on Sunday is just one book from the new Tales from the Back Pew series. Other titles include:
For this book, and for this series, Mike Thaler teams with Jared Lee once again. Having been together for nearly 30 years, the two have been called “The Court Jesters of Children’s Literature” for their collaboration on more than 70 hilarious books.
Preacher Creature Strikes on Sunday is a fun, creative way to spark the interest of kids in church. Not only did my kids love hearing the story, they also enjoyed the “story around the story.” You find funny extra little pictures on each page. You get plenty of giggles with your child – and they learn fun, important truths about God, church, and the Bible.
The second book they asked me to review is This is the Day! This book absolutely, positively blew me away! The book was written by Nancy White Carlstrom, and illustrated by Richard Cowdry.
Based on Psalm 118:24, This is the Day! takes kids ages 4 – 7 on a daily walk through God’s creation – from deer grazing in the morning dew on Monday, to robins’ nests and butterflies on Thursday to the beauty of rocky coastline on Sunday.
Nancy White Carlstrom hopes Christian families and educators will continue to encourage eco-appreciation early on by instilling in them an appreciation for God’s creation. From frogs and ladybugs to rocks and creeks, Carlstrom reminds kids to see God’s fingerprint in all their favorite things and protect the Earth he made.
My kids loved the beautiful illustrations, and this book is also a fantastic way to teach kids the days of the week. Jace has really been struggling with learning them, and with the way this book breaks down each day, he’s starting to grasp them more and more each day. A beautiful, fantastic tool for teaching children about God and so much more. I loved that the book is hardcover, and the words are easy enough for even my kindergartener to read and comprehend. This is the Day! is a definite must-have for any Christian family with children.
Along with this review, I have 4 – yes! 4 – sets of books to give to my readers! That means your odds of winning just increased big time!!
So, want to be one of those lucky readers? Here’s how to enter:
Visit ZONDERkidz and tell me what book you would love to have for your kids.
For extra entries:
- Tell me your favorite book as a child.
- Tell me why you’d like to win these books and what you would do with them.
- Blog about this giveaway.
The contest will end on March 10th. 4 winners will be selected using random.org, and will be notified via email upon selection.