Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: Building God's Kingdom Series: Diggit Saves the Day and Tipper Tells a Lie by Andy Holmes

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this book, free of charge, from Tommy Nelson Books, for review 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

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Building God’s kingdom—one step at a time
There are few faith-based books aimed at boys. This new inspirational brand for little boys resonates with the hot construction trend such as Where Do Diggers Sleep At Night? and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. Construction and trucks remain an evergreen interest with boys, making these books strong standalone titles.
Tipper Tells a Lie  cover

It’s time to get to work! The trucks have gotten their assignment and are ready to build! But as they prepare to head to the construction site, Tipper tells a lie. And Tipper’s lie catches up with him . . . ! How will they do their jobs and learn about why God says it’s so important to be honest? Dozer, Diggit, Stretch, and Tipper must use their special traits and work together to get their job done and bring glory to God.
Parents will love this fun story that helps kids learn about honesty and telling the truth.
Diggit Saves the Day cover

It's time to get to work! The trucks have gotten their assignment and are ready to build! But they come across a surprise--a tiny squirrel named Earl who has lost his way. How will they do their jobs and help Earl find is way home? Dozer, Diggit, Stretch, and Tipper must use their special traits and work together to help Earl and to bring glory to God. 
Diggit Saves the Day sample

This new series, aimed primarily at boys ages 3-7, is a wonderful way to introduce Christian morals, while being an excellent early reading resource! The board books are perfectly sized for kids this age, and the text is perfectly suited for being read aloud and for learning site words. Which also makes it great for those homeschooling! The colors are super bright, the illustrations simple, and they are sure to entrance your little boy! I love that they allow for some great discussion when you finish reading the books! They would be a great Christmas present for the favorite little boy in your life, especially with a couple of construction vehicle toys! 

About the Author
Andy Holmes is a creator, performer, writer, and songwriter, as well as a bestselling author for kids with more than 500,000 books sold.. He is a frequent conference speaker, teacher, and workshop leader at events all over the country. Andy has appeared on The 700 Club and numerous other talk/interview radio and television programs. He is the author of the Tommy Nelson children’s books Growing with Jesus and the Bible for Me series.

About the Illustrator: 
Sergio de Giorgi was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he currently lives with his wife, Viviana, and two daughters, April and Emma. He graduated from La Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredon with a degree in fine arts. His most recent projects include Builder GooseROAARRR!!!Bob Goes to the Shop, and Lulu in Spring. In his free time, Sergio enjoys designing and manufacturing wooden and paper toys.


One reader will win this adorable set of books for themselves!

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  1. Instilling old fashioned values. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. Show and act by example which is the best method. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  3. I think its patience. Sometimes you have to go over it again and again until they finally get it and it helps to learn that sometimes you have to wait and work for things instead of instant self gratification.
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  4. We teach our kids that they are an important part of Gods Kingdom by telling them they can pray for others and help like Operation Christmas Shoebox and by showing kindness to others.
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  5. I need help explaining about being truthful.


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