Thursday, October 2, 2014

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: It Will be Ok by Lysa TerKeurst, Illus. by Natalia Moore




Tommy Nelson brings us another wonderful children's book,
that helps parents to deal with our children's emotions!



it will be ok cover


Synopsis:

In the end, it will be okay because God is always with us.
Whether we like it or not, growing up brings change. For many children, this conjures fears that are sometimes real and sometimes imagined. How can kids learn that even when they face new and unfamiliar situations, they don’t have to be afraid?  
Little Seed and Little Fox are facing changes and brand new circumstances—and they don’t like it one bit! Through this unlikely friendship, children will discover that no matter how new or fearful their circumstances, God is always with them. The whimsical art by Natalia Moore will put a smile on kids’ faces and put their minds at ease. Just as Little Seed and Little Fox learn to trust that the Farmer is good and kind, children will also learn to trust God. 
it will be ok  sample


 Review: 

This book is aimed at kids ages 4-8, and is great for early readers. The book really helps kids know that God will be with them through every stop as they grow, no matter what happens, or how scared they area. It is an adorable story- very similar to a fable, and one that will entrance young children. I was thrilled to see how Fox and Seed stayed friends, even after seed changed into a tree- that is a VERY valuable lesson for kids to learn before tweenhood and peer pressure kicks in- to remember the person inside is still the same, though their outside may change. The book is very nuanced, and will definitely spur quite a few parent/child conversations while teaching the one constant- God is ALWAYS with us! Miss Grace and I highly recommend this book!




About the Author:

Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of Made to Crave and Unglued. She isn't shy about admitting what a mess she can be. But she's been learning God's lessons and sharing them on her blog (www.LysaTerKeurst.com) and in her books. Lysa is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and writes from her sticky farm table in North Carolina where she lives with her husband, Art, five kids, three dogs, and mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.

About the Illustrator:

Natalia was born in Ormskirk, which is famous for gingerbread!. That might explain her need to have a gingerbread man with a cup of tea in the afternoon! She grew up in Torbay, but now lives in Kingsbridge, South Devon! She enjoys painting, baking, gardening and watching classic cartoons with some homemade popcorn with her dog Meeko and her rabbit, Oswald. She also has a terrapin named Terry. They are all future children's picture book stars in the making! her grandfather was her favorite art teacher and influence! She always knew she would be an Illustrator!  Check out her artwork on www.advocate-art.com

Coloring sheets:
You can download coloring sheets from the book HERE

it will be fine coloring sheet

Giveaway:

One BTHM reader will win their own copy of this lovely book!


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13 comments:

  1. I soothe them and then play music. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. They hold their cuddly soft animals. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. We talk to our kids, hug them and hold them close!

    Nancy
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  4. Our daughter has had various stuffed animals she likes to hug and hold.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  5. I hug him and tell him I love him and try to talk about what he is afraid of.

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  6. My son has some stuffed animals and his pillows for comfort.

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  7. We talk about things, pray and give lots of hugs.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  8. One son has a green blanket, one has a blue blanket and one likes his stuffed Stitch animal.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  9. My kids both benefit from snuggling or hugging or hand-holding depending on the situation. And, words of encouragement always help some.

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  10. My kids both have a blanket that they sleep with every night. It's also their comfort item.

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  11. my son has big stuffed leonardo that he will cuddle with

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  12. we pray and give hugs

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