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Mr. Flopsy, Whispers from God: A Lesson on Being Still by Christie Eley – Illustrated by Aries Cheung

Publisher’s Summary

Mr. Flopsy, Whispers from God is an early reader storybook that shares the simple message and guidance from a pet bunny to help your child find stillness and peace. By connecting with animals, children learn to see and hear God’s love and feel secure as they learn to be quiet, patient, brave and trusting. Written in a rhythmic bouncy script, Mr. Flopsy, Whispers from God: A Lesson on Being Still provides a platform for your child to begin their own relationship with God and is reaffirmed by the gentle words and affirmations of God’s love through the Bible verse “Be still and Know that I am God” Psalm 46:10. Join Mr. Flopsy on this heartwarming adventure that will inspire your child for a lifetime! 

**Reading ages 4 – 8 years **Print length 40 pages **LanguageEnglish

Cam loves living life to the fullest, running about, playing, jumping, shouting, and generally making a lot of noise. He finds it puzzling and wonders why everyone attempts to restrain his enthusiasm and make him go more slowly and quietly. But he finds it most difficult to comprehend how Mr. Flopsy can remain so calm, still and silent.

Mr. Flopsy, Cam’s pet bunny rabbit, teaches him a lot about how to be more quiet and still. The story illustrates both in words and pictures how to interpret the Bible verse Be still and Know that I am God from Psalm 46:10.

The reader and listener will be quickly drawn right into the story in this adorable, endearing tale written by Christie Eley and illustrated by Aries Cheung. With colored pages and cute, colorful illustrations, the story instantly comes alive.

My 2-year-old granddaughter was really curious about Cam and fell in love with Mr. Flopsy (she now wants a bunny!). Because she is very much like Cam where movement is concerned, she could grasp the idea, but Cam’s volume confused and perplexed her because “loud noises hurt my ears!”

Additional advice, suggestions and Bible passages to teach children to be still, peaceful, quiet, unafraid and less anxious are included at the book’s conclusion. The author also furnishes numerous helpful activities and websites.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. My review, however, is voluntary and all opinions are my own.

With Jesus I Give, Published by Good News Meditations Kids

ABOUT the BOOK

Christmas time is here! Rediscover the true meaning of this holiday using this story based on biblical values such as love and giving.

Join Noah and his father in this fun and heartwarming story of love and compassion. It’s Christmas morning and Noah is playing with his new toys and notices a little boy through the window who is very sad. He then is inspired to do something very special for that little boy. Come along as Noah spreads the joy of Christmas.

This book will:

  • Captivate your child and teach your kids that Christmas is about a lot more than gifts and toys.
  • Help them be reminded that Jesus is the reason for the season
  • Encourage acts of kindness and joy this holiday season

With Jesus I Give is a touching story of Noah, who decides to give his favorite Christmas present to his neighbor’s son. Because they had just moved, the small neighbor boy did not receive a Christmas present.

Noah’s father explained to him how Jesus is God’s greatest gift to us and how His birth exemplifies the true meaning of Christmas. Noah, without realizing it, was a living example of Christ’s admonition to love our neighbors.

The narrative was enjoyable for both my granddaughter and me. There were a few unusual word choices and pairings, but overall, the concept and message delivered were pleasant and nice, neither overwhelming nor too weighty for young children.

The graphics are colorful, vivid and lifelike, which contribute to the story’s attractiveness. Just by looking at the drawing of the unhappy little fellow, you could really empathize and understand he was upset.

The book is intended for youngsters aged 3 to 8. I believe it would also be appealing to younger children. For example, after the first reading, my granddaughter, who isn’t two yet, asked me to “read it again” multiple times and hasn’t grown weary of hearing it.

I received an advance review copy of With Jesus I Give for free from BookSirens, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

Night Night, Zoo by Amy Parker

My Review

Night Night, Zoo, by Amy Parker, is an adorably, delightfully whimsical book. The story taps into the imaginative minds of all ages, creating many giggles along the way!

The illustrations by Virginia Allyn are so cute, you can imagine all the animal “children” frolicking through the closed zoo in their pajamas.

The book has hardboard pages with a semi-soft cover, making it perfect for reading to little ones that love to grab everything and also for young readers to easily handle.

This charming book can be bought on Amazon or wherever books are sold

I received Night Night, Zoo through FrontGate Media. However, I was under no obligation to write a review.

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About Book

Night Night, Zoo pairs the fun, rhyming text from bestselling author Amy Parker with the award-winning artwork of Virginia Allyn to help your kids wish their favorite zoo animals “Night night!” From tuckered out elephants to dozing zebras, your little wild one will love the colorful art of cute animals settling in for bedtime. The zoo theme features fun and exciting illustrations of wild animals, inviting your children to say “Night night!” to each animal and to the loving God who made them.

Night Night, Zoo is the perfect bedtime book for anyone who already loves Amy Parker’s award-winning Night Night, Farm and Night Night, Train.

About Author

Amy Parker has written more than sixty books for children, teens, and adults, including the best-selling A Night Night Prayer, Thank You, God, for Mommy, and Thank You, God, for Daddy. She has collaborated with authors ranging from New York Times bestsellers to her very own son. Two of these collaborations–Firebird and Courageous Teens–are recipients of Christian Retailing’s Best Awards. But Amy’s greatest reward is being a wife to Daniel and a mom to their amazing sons, Michael and Ethan.

 Illustrator-Virginia Allyn

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