Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: Say & Pray Bible by Diane Stortz, Illus by Sarah Ward

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge,from Tommy nelson Kids, for review and giveaway purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it


And now for a book that not only teaches the bible, it teaches reading literacy!



Synopsis:

Simple Bible stories for ages 1–4 years are presented with simple text and colorful objects for kids to point and name, appealing to parents looking to introduce their toddlers to God's word in an engaging, age-appropriate way. Hear the Bible story, say the verse, pray, and find key objects on the page.


Review;

This is an adorable board book, that helps pre-readers see words of common items, like water, fish, sky, in a biblical context. Each 'story' is 2 pages, with the basic story and applicable bible verse, as well as the simple words, as you can see above. It is a great way to not only share a simple bible tale, but start off an early word recognition, and later reading, with your child/grandchild. We highly recommend it with the start of the school season about to be upon us, as a great present for kids staying home and not getting to go to school like older siblings! 




About the Author:



Diane Stortz is an author and former editorial director whose heart’s desire is to “tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord” (Psalm 78:4). Diane’s books include Words to Dream OnThe Sweetest Story Bible,and A Woman’s Guide to Reading the Bible in a Year. Diane and her husband reside in Cincinnati, Ohio, and have two married daughters. Diane enjoys walking, gardening, and visiting her four young grandsons.



About the Illustrator:

Sarah Ward is a freelance designer and illustrator living in Sheffield in the UK. She says "as long as I've been able to hold a pencil in my hand, I've loved to draw. As I went to college I started to fall in love with graphic design but in the background I still loved nothing more than sitting with a pencil and sketchbook. It was during my degree in Visual Communication that I began to take my illustrations onto the Mac and mix the two elements together." Sarah soon started selling greetings cards, before getting hired on full time at Hallmark Cards. During her 3 years there she designed cards, gift wrap, packaging and crackers (for British sales). She then took the e to take the leap and became a freelance designer/illustrator. She now works from her home studio for numerous clients around the world, including having illustrated many childrens books. Check out her website for more info.


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Giveaway:

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

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13 comments:

  1. Luke 6:31 - Do to others as you would have them do unto you.

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  2. My daughter loves the story of Noah's Ark.

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  3. The 23rd Psalm. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. The story of Esther. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. John 1:16 From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.

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  6. God is love.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. She loves the story of Noah's Ark.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. They learned the Bible ABC's in preschool but they always loved B the best, Believe on The Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, Acts 16:31
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    Merry

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  9. My boys favorite bible stories are Daniel in The Lions Den and David and Goliath
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    Merry

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  10. I had a donut man tape as a kid and I still remember Hebrews 13:15. I will always offer up the sacrifice of praise, the fruit of my lips giving praise to His name.

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  11. Hi Nicole! Thank you so much for featuring Say & Pray Bible on your blog--and I love the idea of making it a gift to a child still at home when an older sibling heads off to school!

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    1. Thanks Diane and thanks so much for stopping in! We love it when authors stop and say hi!

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