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I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug … and a free book!

Hey there! It’s the mother-daughter team of children’s book reviewers here again. And this time we’re here with a keeper.

I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug!
Y’all. I die. This book is so stinkin’ cute.

Have you heard of it?

I hadn’t either. But I’m so glad it showed up in my mailbox. I’m a sucker for rhymes, so I was hooked after the first few pages. The author was creative in her ideas of the “type” of hugs to give (ex: bug hug, duck hug, cat hug, etc.) and how they relate to the animal. (Being the owner of a cat, I thought the cat hug was oh-so-accurate with its “don’t do more than that hug” jab at their fickle independence. Because CATS, man.)

Meda even pointed out to me how each of the animals that gave the hug had a matching aspect of the mom’s yellow and red polka dotted clothing, the illustrator’s hidden tie to the mother’s hugs. (“Mom! The bear’s feet look like the mama’s!”)

McKenna was a good sport and weighed in (again) with her own quick book review. And because McKenna did, Meda had to as well. *wink*

This book is so cute! I loved it so much. I felt like I was getting all the hugs as I read it. I liked how it described the animal or what you could do to it. Example: I’m going to give you a cat hug. A simple purr, stroke my fur, don’t do more than that hug. (In the horse part… I wouldn’t like to get a hug full of hoofs. Just saying, well that’s that for the horse.) Illustrations are amazing and perfect for kids.

~McKenna (age 7)


I love you book. I’m going to give you a bear hug.

~Meda (age 4)

Alright, so you want the chance to win this? Let’s give it away!

The giveaway ends Friday night, and I’ll be posting on my Instagram and Facebook the winner on Saturday.

To enter the giveaway:

  •  Subscribe to my emails. (Pst! You’ll also get a copy of my free ebook! #winning)



  • If you already receive my emails, simply leave a comment with the title of your favorite children’s book growing up below. (If you are just subscribing, you are welcome to leave a comment as well!)
  • Tweet, comment and share on social media for additional entries into the giveaway! Make sure to tag and follow me on Insta, FB or Twitter so I can know you shared!

Good luck, friends!

Click here to see the book on Amazon!

I’m Giving Away a Children’s Book! A Baby Believer Counting Primer: Review & Giveaway

I’ve got another book for one of you! Well, not you really … but a special kiddo in your life.

Bible Basics: A Baby Believer Counting Primer arrived last week, and my girls were so excited!  We receive a new children’s book every month from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (uh-maze-ing program! I sure hope your state has something similar!), so when an extra book came this month, they were pumped to open up their mail.

It’s not a secret how important reading for children’s development and success. The hardest part is deciding which books are best to read to them, right?

My answer to that dilemma?

There’s not one book or group of children’s book that are best. I say read ’em all … any you can get your hands on, read it to your kiddos. I especially like books that teach children about faith, trust, God or Jesus, love, identity in Christ, and so on. So today I’m giving one away! Just in time to toss into an Easter basket on April 16th!

Bible Basics: A Baby Believer Counting Primer is a counting book that introduces some important concepts and facts from the Bible. I love the sturdiness of this little book. When you have a 15 month old that throws EVERYTHING (this includes phones, iPads, brushes, shoes … anything she can pick up, she will throw.), sturdiness is a must. The illustrations and colors are my favorite part of the book – they hold mine and the kids’ attention, and explain the written words well.

 

My only problem with this book is a few of the concepts counted seem slightly elevated in for children at the age where they are just learning numbers and how to count. However, on the flip side, I don’t think introducing Bible basics can ever be done too early. I just wouldn’t expect an extremely young child to fully grasp some of the words or concepts of each counted item. (Examples: 8 “Beatitudes” and 5 books in the “Pentateuch.”)

But who am I to judge, right? I’m a mere adult, and this is a children’s book. *wink*

So I had McKenna (7) read it to Meda (3) and then write her own quick review, as well. Below is what she said (verbatim) about it:

“I liked how you put the number of the chapter and it went with the words. Example: 10 Commandments. I loved the illustrations of this little book, especially the color choices. The colors really stand out. I love the sturdiness of this book. This book would give me an introduction of the “Bible” as a young child. The book is AMAZING! Seriously, it’s AMAZING!!! What stood out to me the most in this book was definitely the color. Sorry, I just can’t stop talking about the COLOR!!!! Oh, and Meda keeps asking me if you are done yet and then she says “I want to text NOW!!” Overall, I think that the book is outstanding. I think that’s all I have to say. I loved the book. Thank you.” ~McKenna (age 7)

So there you have it. According to McKenna, this book is “AMAZING!!” (By the way, McKenna was uber jazzed to “blog” with me and type on my computer. Maybe I’ll have her join me again soon.)

So, without further adieu, let’s give this sucker away! The giveaway ends Friday night, and I’ll be posting on my Instagram and Facebook the winner.

To enter the giveaway:

  •  Subscribe to my emails. (Pst! You’ll also get a copy of my free ebook! #winning)



  • If you already receive my emails, simply leave a comment with the title of your favorite children’s book growing up below. (If you are just subscribing, you are welcome to leave a comment as well!)
  • Tweet, comment and share on social media for additional entries into the giveaway! Make sure to tag and follow me on Insta, FB or Twitter so I can know you shared!

Good luck, friends!