Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The Flowering Cross Review and Giveaway
I recently had a chance to review a complimentary children's book from Thomas Nelson Company called "The Flowering Cross" written by Beth Ryan, illustrated by Renee Graef. This is a very sweet story of a little girl named Katie who tries to befriend her neighbor "Mean old Jack." This book is a great book for young children who love being read to or who love to read.
In the book, Katie wakes up and remembers that is it a special day. It is Easter day and she is excited because she gets to pick out flowers from "Mean old Jack's" garden for the flowering of the cross at church. Katie, her brother and mother have always shown kindness to their neighbor Jack but will their kindness soften and old man's hard heart?
I loved that this book helps children learn that they should always show kindness to people. Not only does this book include a wonderful message and beautiful illustrations, it includes faith imprints to help children learn scriptures about Jesus and instructions on how to make your own Flowering Cross. If you have young children I know they will love this book like mine did.
I will be giving away my copy of the book for one of my followers to have. I am going to request that to win you answer a question that I will post below. I love giving you a little challenge instead of the old "just enter me please."
What is your favorite thing about Easter Day?
Mine is getting all dressed up and going to my in-laws ward (aka church building) to be with them and remembering the things that Jesus has done for all of us. Then after, having lunch with my parents and dinner with the in-laws.
Other chances to win along with the answer to the above question are to
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*If you do any of these please leave it in a comment below. I will not accept a comment without answering the above question. The contest will end Friday the 26th at midnight.
*I received this book for free from Book Sneeze for review purposes only. I did not get paid for my opinion. This is also my honest opinion of the above book.