Here are a couple more of our book reviews from The Good and the Beautiful Library!
Sue In All Seasons by Jennifer D. Lerud
S- One of the neat things about the book was in the first chapter--- the cool milk carton boat that they sailed on the pond. Also, the trip in the fall, how she got her birthday flowers, and how she played with her friend Bobby in the winter and shared with him (and they cheered each other up).
K- A gentle journey across the seasons through the eyes of inquisitive and kind-hearted seven-year-old Sue was a winner for our family. Common childhood challenges --- particularly disappointments--- are confronted in a positive and creative way. The loving bond of mother and child is woven beautifully throughout each chapter. The bit about God's will and how He answers prayer in his own way provides a simple, relatable explanation for children who want to understand why He doesn't always respond to our prayer requests in the way we want.
Anne Marie's Reading Adventures by Shannen Yauger
S- It was cool that Anne Marie had a kitten and liked to read. She even had a bookshelf that she called her rainbow bookshelf. I liked learning about Giant Puffball mushrooms and got interested in the reading dogs because of the book. If there's a reading dog program at my library, I better sign up for that!
K- Anne Marie is a little girl with a big heart for reading. As she reads, her world grows: she learns new things, overcomes fears, makes new neighbors feel right at home, and researches her dream pet. I really appreciated the fact that the neighbors who Anne Marie was so welcoming to happen to be an elderly couple. It was also really wonderful how the pleasure taken from reading also helped form Anne Marie in a constructive way: exactly what a good book should do for all of us!
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