Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Redcoats Are Coming! Focus on the Family's Imagination Station Book #13 by Marianne Hering and Nancy I. Sanders

This series puts the long-running and very popular Focus in the Family's Adventures in Odyssey into books for young children. This particular book is about American history, specifically Paul Revere. What a great way to learn about our country's history in a fun, exciting format! Patrick and Beth visit history through the "Imagination Station" to assist Paul Revere in warning the people that the British were coming during the outbreak of the Revolutionary war. They meet Paul Revere, Samuel Adams and John Hancock and play a hand in the events of history.

This book is well written and illustrated and at a level for understanding of young elementary aged children. They offer a download for a nominal fee of a curriculum to go with the story for homeschoolers and Christian schools. This is my preferred method of teaching history to my elementary aged granddaughter. She is a visual, hands-on learner and has loved Adventures in Odyssey all her life. She is enjoying this book along with another current related story for children that is making the rounds right now. I am so thrilled to have this resource available to make history fun to learn.

I received my copy of this book from Tyndale for review. I received no compensation for my review and all opinions are my own.

The One Year My Princess Devotions Preschool Edition by Karen Whiting

What a wonderful devotional books for little girls! Each individual date has a full page in this book. On each page is the title (theme) and 4 sections: Royal Words (a scripture verse), Princess Thoughts (a synopsis of the scripture), A Prayer for the King (a short prayer regarding what has been read), and Princess in Action (an activity that can put words to action).

For example, on March 6, the title is "Sharing With Jesus." The scripture is John 6:9 about the loaves and fishes shared by a little boy with the large crowd. The Princess in Action is a suggestion to ask parents for cans of food to give to a food pantry to help Jesus feed the hungry.

I love the entry for December 25. It is called "The Birthday Boy" and invites the child to bring her focus back to the true meaning of the day.

This is an attractive, hardback book with lovely illustrations. The inside front and back covers are whimsical flights of ladybugs. Any little girl would love to own this book. My little granddaughters are going to have to share because they all love this book.

I received my copy of this book from Tyndale for review. I received no compensation for my review and all opinions are my own.