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!
This was a recommendation from our Home School in the Woods Hands-on History Activity Pak: U.S. Elections. We had fun reading now this book. With cartThis was a recommendation from our Home School in the Woods Hands-on History Activity Pak: U.S. Elections. We had fun reading now this book. With cartoon-characture art and fun facts of the presidents from Geo. Washington to Bill Clinton (including mention of impeachment) this book has lots to intrigue. I am not a fan of this type of art but my children were intrigued and entertained.
We bought this one from ThriftBooks after finding it on multiple recommended lists. In my opinion I thing the text is awesome and very appropriate for an elections or government study. As I said I'm joy crazy about this form of art, but it kid friendly. ...more
I enjoyed this. The illustrations are attractive and by description were quite the effort to craft and create. This version of the Cinderella story inI enjoyed this. The illustrations are attractive and by description were quite the effort to craft and create. This version of the Cinderella story in a Middle Eastern community has some cultural flare that was neat to point out to my girls such as henna and arranged marriages by the mother of the groom. While of course there is the feminist streak that wants to speak out about certain injustices the base tell of Cinderella was present in Maha's tale and her magical red fish in lieu of a fairy godmother. Reading this one is a special time to point out how our lives are different and how no matter where you live, it is important to be kind and not taken over by lesser emotions and cruelty from a jealous heart. And then of course, karma.
We own this one. I bought it off ThriftBooks to go with Wayfarers Ancients lesson plans studying ancient history. ...more
Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama.I found myself very excited to see this book arrive yesterday. I have loved the previous titles from Monica Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama.I found myself very excited to see this book arrive yesterday. I have loved the previous titles from Monica Wellington that we have read in the past including Night House Bright House and Colors for Zena. (Links back to goodreads). It was just a stumbled upon that I discovered Night House Bright House (my review) and I was surprised by how much I truly enjoyed the collage style book. Then last year when Monica offered me to read Colors for Zena, I was intrigued and excited as well - it is another fabulous read for the keeper shelf. This year I have discovered her latest treasure in My Leaf Book, in which a young girl goes in the arboretum of the world and collects and designs her own person leaf book. From pressed leaves, to leaf rubbings, and more this is delightfully inspiring!
My Leaf Book is a perfect addition to the books that we explore when we are using a tree unit study such as our experience with our previous Homeschool Legacy Unit Study. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this one. Monica Wellington has created something wonderful. I absolutely must point out the creative note I discovered on the copyright page that explicitly states that the artwork and collages were created by hand and not on a computer. This makes this all the more impressive and treasure-worthy in my opinion.
Each page throughout this book is vibrant and filled with information of quite an educational value. I'm putting this one on the keeper shelf and absolutely recommended list.
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