Already we know that we love Richard Cowdrey's illustrations, and he did a great job with his version of Dandi Daley Mackall's The Legend of the Easter Robin and now an equally great job of Lori Walburg's The Legend of the Easter Egg. This is a beautifully done glittery cover! The Legend of the Easter Robin illustrated by Richard Cowdrey includes beautiful full-page full-color illustrations that tell a historical and traditional tale for Easter time. Carrying over characters from other Lori Walburg Legends of stories, this book shows a perspective from a little boy with an ill sister with scarlet fever. In this story, the tale of resurrection is told through the curiosity of a little boy and beautiful images as he learns to pray, prays and hopes for health for his sister and for Easter to come. There are also dyed eggs and the relation of the rolled-away stone and new life.
This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Easter Robin, written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey, renews the wonder and charm of the timeless tale that explores the symbol of the robin and its connection to Easter.
We are very fond of Richard Cowdrey and his illustrations from our adventures with Marley the dog and his mischief. Over the last few years, I have really delighted in collecting holiday legends and stories told by Dandi Daley Mackall - the latest of these being The Legend of the Easter Robin. My children need to know that the Lenten and Easter season is about more than just eggs and a bunny. Just as the Advent and Christmas season is about more than Santa Claus and peppermint candy canes.
The day that this book arrived, I did not get it hidden fast enough to save it for a surprise for Easter, so we are already enjoying it and delighted with the illustrations of Richard Cowdrey and words from Dandi Daley Mackall. I love the colors on the cover of this book, the embossed title makes it so fancy and special for my tactile children. This one doesn't have glitter, but never fear there is plenty more of that in our Easter Book List!
The copyright for the text of this picture book is from 2010, however, it has been updated this 2016 with illustrations of Richard Cowdrey of which we are big fans in the Creative Madness Mama household. The vivid full-page, full-color pages in this book are gorgeous and ones that I know my girls are going to pour over again and again. Before reading this story, I had not heard the legend of the easter robin or the robin's red breast from Christ's blood. Nor did I know that the same Pennsylvania Dutch that tell this story are known for having brought dying eggs as a tradition. This is a great easter read to share with your children before dying eggs and for a warm, or cool spring day.
My 4-year-old Princess loves the Princess Parables series. She doesn't have a favorite, but she loves to read the books featuring each sister again and again. We love the picture books and the I Can Read! early readers also. Thus, this year, we are very thrilled to add another book to this series with A Royal Easter Story that tells a tale of tradition, of those lost that can be found on Easter and of how Jesus is available for all who Ask, Seek, and Knock. Featuring teaching of Luke 11:9-13 this is a perfect princess themed story to get even the Princess child involved. Gotta love that glittery cover!
The Berenstain Bears, The Very First Christmasis an 8x8 paperback perfect for a quick read during the Christmas season. As the cubs settle down with Papa to hear the story of the nativity, the birth of Jesus Christ, so to your little one can read the excitement of the cubs and learn the story as well. A good one to read again and again. It will be going in our seasonal Christmas box of books, for sure!
I love this. Taking out the special pages from The Story for Children and enlarging and elaborating on them for the Christmas season.
As long as I can remember, to me, Max Lucado has been a trusted name and source in Bible study and devotional resources. When I stumbled across The Story for Little Ones I could not be more pleased. Little Ones encompasses ages 2-5 while The Story for Children: A Storybook Bible I believe is meant for ages 4-8. This is part of a large campaign that includes all ages. The Story for Children (early elementary), The Story for Kids (later elementary), The Story Teen Edition, God’s Story Youth Edition, and then the adult books in The Story, God’s Story Your Story, and a few more. I think from what I have seen (my copy of The Story for Little Ones, God’s Story Your Story (reviewed) and a few digital ARCs of the other youngest versions) I’m excited. I’m really excited that everyone and every age can be touched. That and I adore Max Lucado.
Knowing that I love The Story for Little Ones I was super eager to experience The Story for Children. Little Ones has simple gorgeous illusrations of more-than stick figure quality while The Story for Children are more life-like and complex illustrations, perfect for stepping it up a notch for the reader and their imagination. When I got my hands on the Deluxe Edition I did not know what to expect. I had seen some of the illustrations online, but my Little Ones is a big (thin) book 8.8x11" and this The Story for Children in my hands is 6.6x8.1". It is the same size as The Jesus Storybook Bible, The Sweetest Story Bible and The Rhyme Bible Storybook. The Deluxe Edition is in an attractive box sleeve slipcover with illustrations on it. It includes the Bible book and a sleeve with three audio CDs that contain the entire book narrated by Max Lucado. Two CDs for the Old Testament and one CD for the New Testament.
This is beautiful and a treasure to pour over. We love The Story for Little Ones so much I'm going to have to look into the curriculum for kids when we get there to keep the learning going. With these fresh, vibrant, and extremely detailed illustrations. The Christmas Story for Children is a great treasure for those already familiar with The Story for Children as well as a great introductory gift for any family as well! The illustrations of Fausto Bianchi are stunning. So full of color and life, the people are so impressive as are the inanimate objects. I love this deluxe edition and I think I find we enjoy the words and illustrations so much it would be worth it to also have the good picture book size to be able to share with the family. I'm truly amazed to see how different this is from the Little Ones but just as incredible all around.
Jane Yolen is one of those picture books authors that stands out to me as always having an interest concept and displays it in an almost poetic tone.Jane Yolen is one of those picture books authors that stands out to me as always having an interest concept and displays it in an almost poetic tone. Apparently it is not news that she also writes chapter books, but I didn't realize that until I got my hands on a review copy of A Plague of Unicorns through the BookLookBloggers program (Zonderkidz). For avid readers this is a long afternoon or weekend read, while younger readers could spend a few days in it. It is magical and challenging for our protagonist and young hero James gets to prove himself and his own maturity. This is a book that both girls and boys will enjoy.
This is a good one to put on your child's reading list for the year they're studying medieval history and the like.
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