Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama.Years ago, I started reading an incredible series for a review project including American’ Dream, which inc Originally posted on Creative Madness Mama.Years ago, I started reading an incredible series for a review project including American’ Dream, which includes four stories of girl-hood journeys in our American history. The first of which was called Sarah’s New World which was a story of a young girl’s journey on the Mayflower across the great ocean to the shores of the colonies. As I started into turning the pages upon The Mayflower Bride, my mind was sent back to how I enjoyed reading Sarah’s New World years ago. I actually even retrieved the book from my shelf and handed it to my eight year old advanced reader and said here, have a fun read for school. Her eyes lit up as she knew she was going on an adventure and one to share with me as I read my book and she read hers. The entire Sisters in Time series is available on Kindle as eBooks (both as the reprint omnibus and single story editions) and I truly hope to collect them all for my girls to read in their homeschool studies.
While, I’m familiar with the name of Kimberley Woodhouse and know I’ve got here with a Tracie Peterson book around here somewhere, this is the first time that I have really dived into a book of her own solo. I’m always nervous when it comes to introducing myself to a new-to-me author of Christian Historical Fiction and intrigued at the same time.
In my own genealogical history, I know that we have claim to members of ancestry being on the Mayflower and so on of ships. We’ve been on the American continent for ages, and perhaps it is because of this that I often find these books of Christian Historical Fiction of special interest. This story is about a girl, a young woman with quite the spirit and personality, her name is Mary Elizabeth. And then, of course, a young man of a rough past, William.
Reading this story, coming in with my own knowledge and attention to detail, it is apparent that Kimberley Woodhouse has indeed done her research and provided a vivid tale of the times. The opening notes really set the background and while I’ll read this series for fun as that is the kind of person I am, I fully intend to set these aside to be a feature in our high school studies as I bring my girls back around to study to earliest in American history days once again. This is a great book for a read, as well as a good resource for homeschool living literature. This review was originally posted on Creative Madness Mama....more
I know, I know, it’s been a while since you’ve seen a book review from me! The reading has calmed down as I’ve dived more into homeschooling and runniI know, I know, it’s been a while since you’ve seen a book review from me! The reading has calmed down as I’ve dived more into homeschooling and running around with a baby. Oh, wait, you missed that? Well, she’s just over seven months old now, my fourth child and third baby girl. The others are doing great and we’re addicted to adult coloring books! My eight and six year old girls are truly coming into learning patience and calming techniques with the privilege of being able to use Mama’s coloring books. 😉
All is Bright by Nancy Guthrie is one of my favorite seasonal books and I’m delighted to pull it out again this year, and I’m sure I will be continuing to work in it for years to come. The pages are double sided and this is the seemingly standard square shape for these type of coloring books. The pages are durable for multiple times to come back to again and again and with the mediums we have used so far they are doing well. We have used Sharpie fine tip markers (slight bleed through) and Micron pens and Micro-line pens both with no bleed through or issue. Our Prismacolor Scholars colors pencils work well also. Even my Enginerd enjoyed sitting down to work on this one a bit with the rest of the family and I’ll tell you THAT is a memory I will treasure.
There are a plethora of whimsy and beautiful designs in this book and I wouldn’t hesitate to look for another coloring book from the Tyndale Momentum line.
This book was so silly and fun and fabulous in a vintage classic sort of way. True if you're looking at it in a literal thought of "pet" monkeys it woThis book was so silly and fun and fabulous in a vintage classic sort of way. True if you're looking at it in a literal thought of "pet" monkeys it won't fit you. But if you're coming to it after looking for more books to read aloud to your rambunctious children after reading "Caps for Sale", and "Curious George" or even "Five Little Monkeys" then you are in for a real treat.
Repetition and sequence activity is available making it predictable in segments which is great for the K-3 child. The text is witty and the monkeys are adorable (round wide innocent eyes, just like some children I know...). The illustrations are very attractive and full of details to pour over and study. It is entertaining and one that I could easily fitting in with the classics we keep around.
While there is no real moral per say. The monkeys do shape up from their woah-be-gone ways. Or at least it seems. But that is so much so again like a little child. Naughty but oh so loveable. What is a mama to do? The book made me grin and even made me love the idea of a curious bored little monkey a little more.