Reviews by Sothecooksaid
On 3/22 Sothecooksaid wrote: So Much to Celebrate is a treasure of adorable pictures and ideas. It made me immediately begin planning something to celebrate. Divided into ideas for set holidays and seasons, the pictures and recipes are easy to use. The style of the decorating is so fun and fresh. What a great resource! I received ... What a fun book!
On 3/13 Sothecooksaid wrote: A Very Happy Easter Prayer is an adorable rhyming board book that will also be added to our stack of Easter books. The rhymes are easy to read. The illustrations are colorful and cute. And my kids loved pointing out which animals were featured on each page. Its a great book to help us thank the Lord ... Perfect Easter Read
On 3/7 Sothecooksaid wrote: Easter Love Letters from God is the perfect addition to our countdown to Easter tradition. Filled with stories of the last week of Jesus' life on earth and Scripture, this will be the perfect resource for family devotions. The illustrations are brightly colored and the lift-able flaps will keep the children ... Easter Countdown
On 2/2 Sothecooksaid wrote: We love cute rhyming books. Ten Little Night Stars creatively adds a star with each turn of the page. With each star added, another part of the bedtime routine takes place. The illustrations are so adorable, the pages are thick and child-proof, and the story is a perfect bedtime tale. I received this ... Perfect Bedtime Story
On 1/29 Sothecooksaid wrote: I am a big fan of these "God Bless My..." books. God Bless My Family was a fun addition to our collection. I received the book the same day we were headed to visit my sister and her family. It was perfect to read it with all the cousins, naming our family members mentioned. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, ... we love these books
On 1/18 Sothecooksaid wrote: After reading the Magnolia Story, I was excited to also read Capital Gaines. Written in the same style as Chip and Joanna's first book, Chip retells his story..what brought him to the successful place they are today. His encouragement to enjoy and celebrate the journey along the way is refreshing and ... Love their writing style
On 10/27 Sothecooksaid wrote: Gobi is the cutest story of "a little dog with a big heart." This true story is beautifully illustrated and contains little action/sound phrases throughout that kept my children entertained. The story of determination and perseverance were inspiring. And the developing friendship was fun to watch unfold. ... Inspiring
On 8/10 Sothecooksaid wrote: I love Hannah C. Hall's "God Bless My..." books. They are adorable. They rhyme perfectly. And the board book format is perfect for little hands. The covers area always padded and the illustrations are beautiful. God Bless My School is a fun addition to our collection. It focuses on getting ready for ... We love these books!
On 8/3 Sothecooksaid wrote: This adorable hard back Bible (The Blessed Garden Bible) is the perfect little girl Bible. Illustrated devotional thoughts are sprinkled throughout the Scriptures. "Why should I read the Bible?" "How do I forgive?" How can I let God's love shine through me?" And the International Children's Bible is ... Perfect for little girls
On 5/30 Sothecooksaid wrote: Devotions from the Kitchen Table is filled with the prettiest photographs and best object lessons for the homemaker of today. Each devotional seems to resonate with my heart in a way that only another Christian homemaker would understand. I leave the book in my kitchen so that I am able to step away ... So Encouraging
On 4/21 Sothecooksaid wrote: I loved the Berenstain Bears books as a child. I love passing the stories of these characters on to my children. I also love that the Mike Berenstain Bear books seem to have more of a Christian viewpoint on stories. This Friendship Blessings Collections is 5 stories one one adorable hardback book. Perfect ... Fun
On 4/3 Sothecooksaid wrote: I have always loved the testimony and mission of Billy Graham. I was equally excited to receive Hope for Each Day, 365 Devotions for Kids filled with his writings. There is a Scripture for each day and a short devotional that corresponds with the the theme and Scripture of the adult version of this book. ... Loved it!
On 2/28 Sothecooksaid wrote: We love the "God Bless Our..." books written by Hannah C. Hall and illustrated by Steve Whitlow. The rhyming is always fun an engaging. The illustrations are adorable. My kids love naming which animal is on each page. God Bless Our Baby is just as adorable as the other books in this collection. It would ... Favorite Collection of Kid's books!
On 2/11 Sothecooksaid wrote: I love to store up tools to help my kids learn more about God's Word. The International Children's Bible with Devotions from Sarah Young's Jesus Calling is a welcome addition to our book shelves. It is a complete Bible, not just Bible stories. Mixed in the pages of Scripture are colorful, glossy devotionals ... Great addition to our bookshelves
On 1/21 Sothecooksaid wrote: Lots of Love is a fun Valentine-themed board book filled with rhymes and engaging illustrations. From morning til bedtime, this tale follows a child through out the day sharing, helping, obeying and making cards for others. The rhymes are fun to read and the message is great! I received this book from ... Fun rhyming book
On 12/8 Sothecooksaid wrote: I love the writing style of Sarah Young. Jesus Today is a devotional book written during a trying time in her life. Its a daily selection that includes Scripture, quotes and devotional that is written as if Jesus is speaking directly to you. It doesn't have to be read in order. I have often randomly ... Read with Me
On 11/5 Sothecooksaid wrote: since I have started reading my Bible in front of my kids, they have asked for more Bible stories and to read their Bibles. We are currently reading through a Bible Story book that I had as a kid. The Beginner's Bible. The illustrations have been recently updated, but the truths are still the same. The ... A fun addition to our day
On 10/31 Sothecooksaid wrote: Parents are often at a loss today for how to train and connect with their teenagers. This book, With All Due Respect, is a 40 day challenge to help parents develop a "more fulfilling relationship" with their teenagers. My kids are only preschool aged, but the principles in this book can begin to be applied ... Great Resource for parents
On 8/16 Sothecooksaid wrote: Greiving the Loss of a Loved One is a beautiful devotional in a hard back cover. What a comforting resource to pass on to someone who is experiencing loss. It's full of scripture, quotes, daily readings, stories, examples and journal spaces. It's the perfect thing to pass on to someone when you don't ... Great Resource
On 7/29 Sothecooksaid wrote: Swimming with Faith is a juvenile type book telling the Missy Franklin Story. Filled with her triumphs and trials, I enjoyed learning about this swimmer's journey to the Olympics. She's a wonderful role model for youth today. This book seems to be on a 4th-6th grade reading level. I received this book ... Great Role Model
On 7/6 Sothecooksaid wrote: I love collecting the Berenstain Bears books. School Time Blessings is a fun addition to our bookshelf. It helps kids think through anxieties and how to deal with them in a Biblical manner. I love that these new books written by Mike Berenstain are filled with Scripture. I also love that Papa bear seems ... Love them!
On 6/14 Sothecooksaid wrote: 5 Minute Nighttime Bible Stories is a huge book filled with colorfully illustrated stories from the Bible. I found the stories to be short to read - but my 3 year old got a little lost in some of the bigger words. It seems they used a lot of "Biblical" terms to tell the stories. The pictures kept their ... Maybe better suited for an older child who could read this on their own.
On 6/7 Sothecooksaid wrote: Sheila Walsh's book The Longing in Me is a comparison between her testimony and the life of David. What a great reminder that we can try to fill that void in us with so many things - but ultimately, God is the only one who can truly satisfy. What a great book for those who feel they have tried everything ... Read with Me
On 5/10 Sothecooksaid wrote: What an inspiring story of hope in God. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the testimony of Jay and Katherine Wolf in Hope Heals. I had seen bits and pieces of their story on other blogs or postings, and that made me excited to read this book. Written from both of their perspectives, I loved getting to know ... So encouraging
On 5/3 Sothecooksaid wrote: Counting Blessings is an adorable padded-cover board book. The first half of the book counts up to ten in clever rhymes. The end of the book helps children continue to find things to be thankful for. The illustrations are so colorful and adorable. The book is fun to read and my children love it. It's ... Family Favorite
On 4/26 Sothecooksaid wrote: Baby Wren and the Great Gift was a fun book to read with my kids. The language, though beautifully written, was hard for my three year old to undestand. But I was able to talk through the concept with him when he was confused. It was a fabulous way to talk about how God created us all unique. I want ... Beautifully illustrated
On 4/9 Sothecooksaid wrote: Night, Night, Mommy is a favorite board book of ours. It is written in the same rhyming style as God Bless You and Good Night or God Bless My Boo-Boo. (And if you don't have any of that series, you should buy them right away!) We love the bigger size of the board book, the colorful pictures, the way ... Read with Me
On 3/30 Sothecooksaid wrote: I love adding to our collection of Bible Story books. Although the stories are the same, the different illustrations and descriptions even help me, as an adult, to better understand these parts of the Bible. Angels in the Bible Storybook was a fun collection. Highlighting the stories in the Bible where ... Read with Me
On 2/23 Sothecooksaid wrote: I have loved reading Sarah Young's devotionals for myself and was excited to see that she had written some just for kids. Jesus Today For Kids is a cute little hardback devotional for kids to use daily to learn more about their relationship with Jesus. The devo is written as if Jesus were speaking the ... Read with me
On 1/12 Sothecooksaid wrote: I have loved reading the Berenstain Bears since I was a child. And I am thrilled that Mike Berenstain is writing new books for me to enjoy with my children. The Berenstain Bears' Easter Sunday is a cute addition to our Easter books. It describes the Bears' getting ready for church and different traditions ... Love the Berenstain Bears
On 1/5 Sothecooksaid wrote: I love to add to our stack of Christmas books each year. Goodnight, Manger by Laura Sassi is now an adorably illustrated part of our collection. Rhyming words and colorful pages have helped this hardback book to become a favorite in our home. Page by page, the stable is filled with different animals ... Read with Me
On 10/2 Sothecooksaid wrote: I grew up reading the lessons that the Berenstain Bears learned in their books. I am loving that I am now able to share these stories with my kids. I was excited to add The Berenstain Bear's Storybook Bible for Little Ones to our collection. This padded covered board book is perfect for my kid's little ... Great
On 9/19 Sothecooksaid wrote: I love when I am challenged and encouraged from a book that I read to my kids. Jesus Calling for Little Ones by Sarah Young is such an adorable board book. It is filled with colorful illustrations that keep my kid's attention. And the sturdy pages are perfect for little hands. Each page has a message ... Love it
On 7/24 Sothecooksaid wrote: I actually read The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God in one evening. I fell in love with this couple's honesty as they told their testimonies. They don't pretend to be perfect, but they do boast of God's goodness and forgiveness. Jess and Jep take turns telling their side of their story. It's an ... Read in one evening
On 6/2 Sothecooksaid wrote: Believe Storybook (Think, Act, Be Like Jesus) is a large hardback book (8.5x11 size) filled with beautiful illustrations and glossy pages. The format makes it a great resource for family devotions, teaching kids the relationship between the Old and New Testament. Using 30 different topics (such as Salvation, ... Looks like it might be great for family devotions
On 5/19 Sothecooksaid wrote: I was a little shocked when I received A Heart's Obsession by Colleen Coble. I was expecting a regular sized novel but instead received this little 100 page book. After a little research I discovered that this book was meant to introduce some new readers to this author's work. Taking two of her previously ... Super Short
On 4/30 Sothecooksaid wrote: I received Let the Journey Begin by Max Lucado in the mail. I had originally thought this just a regular book by Lucado. As soon as I opened the box, I thought, "This looks almost like a graduation gift book." And...it is. This little hardback, glossy paged book compiles many selections from Lucado's ... Graduation Gift Book
On 4/21 Sothecooksaid wrote: Henry Hodges Needs a Friend was a fun kids book to read with my son. He seems to really appreciate rhyming books (that or since I love a rhyming book, I might be reading it a little more enthusiastically). This hardbacked book (with slip cover) is full of beautifully illustrated pages that are colorful ... Fun
On 4/10 Sothecooksaid wrote: I love sneaking new children's books into my son's stacks. He gets so excited when he spots a new one. Today, he spotted Stories about Jesus by The Beginner's Bible. I grew up reading Bible stories from the Beginner's Bible and seeing those familiar illustrations again. This puffy covered board book ... Great for Little Hands
On 4/1 Sothecooksaid wrote: Redo your Room - Bedroom DIYs You Can Do in a Weekend is definitely written for the teenage girl. Filled with ideas, a middle-school girl would probably find this inspiring and exciting. The color photos help to explain the easy tutorials. As a parent, I appreciated that it often included consulting ... Just "ok"
On 3/18 Sothecooksaid wrote: We got God Bless My Boo Boo in the mail several days ago and have probably read it twenty times already. My son had another book by this author (God Bless You and Good Night) that was already a favorite. He could immediately tell that it was by the same author and illustrator. We love that there are ... A Favorite
On 2/17 Sothecooksaid wrote: I love having lots of different Bible story books for my kids to read. The Sweetest Story Bible for Toddlers is an excellent addition to our collection. It's pink cover with sparkles and girly illustrations are bound to make my little girl love this book. I appreciate the fact that it is a board booking, ... Adorable Addition to our Collection
On 12/19 Sothecooksaid wrote: Since I am heavily involved with the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) at my church, I was excited to receive Brave Mom by Sherry Surratt, president and CEO of MOPS International. As a mom of two young children, I couldn't help but be encouraged by the words in these chapters. addressing those "mommy fears," ... Good Read
On 10/17 Sothecooksaid wrote: I also reviewed The First Christmas Ever, illustrated by Dennis Jones. This small paperback book tells the basic story of Christ's birth, from the angel coming to Mary to the Wisemen presenting Jesus with gifts. Illustrated in a creative way, I think children will love looking at the pictures as the ... Short Basic Christmas Story
On 9/26 Sothecooksaid wrote: Conrad and the Cowgirl Next Door was such a fun read! While learning to be a cowboy, Conrad also is faced with an opportunity to learn forgiveness. Written and illustrated in an entertaining way, I read through this book twice as soon as I received it. The pictures are adorable. The story is relate-able. ... Entertaining Read
On 9/17 Sothecooksaid wrote: Since most of the kids books that I have been reading lately have just a few words on each page, it was fun to read a kids book for an older child- or at least one with a longer attention span than my son. I've always loved Berenstain Bears books, and so, I was excited to review Blessed are the Peacemakers. ... Typical Berenstain Bear Book
On 8/25 Sothecooksaid wrote: I am always on the lookout for holiday themed books that my kids and I can enjoy together. I was excited to receive a board book to review! That meant that my little boy and I could read the story together without my fearing that he was about to rip out the pages. My Happy Pumpkin: God's Love Shining ... Cute Rhyming Story
On 8/5 Sothecooksaid wrote: Another Full-Color Biography for Kids! I just love these books - I want the whole series! And, if I love them as an adult, I'm sure that kids find them entertaining as well. Get to Know the Apostle Paul by Nancy I. Sanders is filled with the same fun facts, glossy pictures and informative tid-bits that ... Book Reviews
On 7/27 Sothecooksaid wrote: I was excited to receive another of these full-color Biblical biographies for kids. This book, Get to Know King David by Nancy I. Sanders is filled with beautiful maps, interesting facts and informative pictures. In a kid-friendly way, it depicts the life of David in a way that made me excited for the ... Sanders is filled with beautiful maps, interesting facts and informative pictures
On 7/16 Sothecooksaid wrote: Pin on Pinterest I was equally excited to receive a copy of Get to Know Mary (A Full-Color Biography for Kids) by Nancy I. Sanders from BookLook Bloggers for review. This glossy paged small book for kids is the perfect layout for understanding Mary and the times she lived in. Filled with maps, pictures ... Great Resourse
On 7/9 Sothecooksaid wrote: I had heard my parents and sister talk about how great this book was many times. I'd even seen the "rules" hanging in a printed version in my sister's home. I was excited to be able to review the book The Red Sea Rules: 10 God-Given Strategies for Difficult Times by Robert J. Morgan. It's not a very ... Will Read Over and Over Again