Just in case you didn’t see my post with the announcement last month, I wanted to share with you that I am now a Tommy Nelson Mommy! My daughter and I are excited about the new books and other resources we will be able to review each month. I’m also very pleased to bring you new giveaways, too, for wonderful Tommy Nelson resources. If you have children kindergarten aged and younger, you may be interested my first two reviews: the sweet little book 12 Little Blessings and the I Will Trust God Hermie & Friends DVD.
The first think I noticed about the My Story books were the character illustrations – I love them! Whimsical, without being too goofy. I believe they will appeal to both boys and girls. The second thing I noticed was the scrapbook-feel to the book. Being a former cropper myself, this visual look appealed to me. The last thing that made me smile was the writing in first-person (“Hello, my name is Noah…”).
I believe all three of these elements bring home the fact that these stories really did happen in the past, to real people. The stickers in the back of each book can be used to reinforce a child’s memory of the story in the “My Sticker Journal” section. The first-person telling of the stories did not detract from the Biblical accuracy of the books. The writing style is down-to-earth, using current expressions. I’ve been on the lookout for fun, engaging Bible story books, and now I’ve found a new series we can collect! (There are also books featuring David and Joseph so far.) These books would be a great resource for teaching little ones some Bible history.
My daughter listened quietly to the entire story (she picked the Noah book first) and then it was time for stickers! The only thing I would add to the book is perforated sticker pages – I think it’s easier to rip out the entire page than to flip back and forth. Minor detail. M loves stickers, and enjoys making sure she puts them in just the right place. There are several blank spots to put specific stickers on the last few pages of the book. Then there are lots left over for play, or to place throughout the book. Yes, we love stickers. Stickers make us happy.
The My Story: Noah and My Story: Daniel books are available for only $4.99 each on the Thomas Nelson web site. Please be sure to enter the giveaway for the book set below, and don’t miss the giveaway for the Hermie & Friends DVD!
Tommy Nelson publishers has generously offered one of my readers a copy of My Story: Noah plus a copy of My Story: Daniel! One winner will receive both of the wonderful books. Please enter the contest using the Rafflecopter form below.
The giveaway is open to U.S. residents and will run through midnight on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. Must be at least 18 years old to enter. The winner will be contacted via email and will have two days to claim the prize. If unclaimed, a new winner will be drawn. The winners’ entries will be verified. All entries are optional. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but was given the books at not cost to review. I only recommend products and companies that I will be of benefit to my readers. Thomas Nelson Publishers is responsible for prize fulfillment.
Text and Images Copyright 2014 Kathryn Depew (except for publisher’s image).