So Great a Love – written and illustrated by Kristie Wilde

So Great a Love♦ Title: So Great a Love
♦ Author/Illustrator: Kristie Wilde
♦ ISBN: 978-0-9974828-1-2
♦ Reviewed by: Janice D. Green
♦ Rating :):):):):)

“Does God really love me?” This wonderful book answers this question by exploring the animal world and discovering examples of God’s love all around us. (from back cover)

I always take on a self-published book with a healthy dose of anxiety, as I can’t know until I hold the book in my hands whether the author has misplaced confidence in his/her ability to write for children. What a glorious surprise to discover this fine gemstone. I can’t imagine a better gift for a baby shower or young child than So Great a Love. Continue reading

Fun Ideas for Christmas Presents That Are Not Toys

Alternative to Christmas Gifts

Alternative to Christmas Gifts

Every Christmas, parents need help finding good ideas for presents to give to their little ones. Here are some great suggestions!

·  Classes. Music, dance, riding, or drawing classes are a great way to encourage your children’s interest in their favorite activities and at the same time show them that you pay attention to what they enjoy.

·   Memberships. Purchase a family membership to the local zoo, science museum, children’s museum, YMCA, etc… Continue reading

Snuggle Time Christmas Stories

Snuggle Time Christmas Cover 2If you haven’t yet peeked inside Snuggle Time Christmas Stories, now is the time!  Written for children under five, this new title- the third in the popular Snuggle Time series- is a padded cover board book containing thirteen poems that tell the story of Jesus’ birth. Beginning with Happy Birthday Jesus and ending with Thank you, God, the rhyming text and adorable illustrations by Cee Biscoe make this book a perfect Christmas gift. This review sums the book up nicely:

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This Is Christmas

077378The latest title in Our Daily Bread for Little Hearts board book series is This Is Christmas. Told in present tense, the story begins with Joseph and Mary going to Bethlehem:

This is the road to Bethlehem,
its hills go up and down.
The long and winding, bumpy road
brings people into town. Continue reading