Tuesday, August 19, 2008

CHILDREN'S BOOK EXTRAVAGANZA AND GIVE AWAY!

God Loves Me More Than That is a richly imaginative children’s book that explores the concept of the vastness of God’s love. The story features a young boy with a vivid imagination and an immense curiosity about God’s universe. He wants to know how great, how high, how wide, how deep….God’s love for him reaches. He compares the aspects of Gods’ love to a wide range of familiar objects ranging from the moon in a starless sky to the softness of a kitten’s sneeze. By the end of the story, this adventurous lad concludes that God’s love is much larger than anything we can imagine!

This book is illustrated in rich, bold colors and includes amazing details throughout each two-page spread! If you have any fun-loving imaginative children who long to understand God’s love for them, this is a great book to share!! Purchase a copy here today!

When God Created My Toes is a fun romp of a picture book featuring a mischievous young pre-school aged girl who enjoys a hands-on approach to the world about her! The story is written in a rhymed verse format and explores the creation of our bodies with typical child-like abandon! Toes are wiggled into the wet mud, knees are skinned in an attempt to skate, hands and fingers get messy with some paint…even hair and skin are presented in the rambunctious style of a curious child! Ultimately, as the young girls parents lovingly discipline and care for her through all of her playful mishaps, she decides that God

must have been pleased when he finished His creation!

This story is filled with beautiful illustrations! The rich colors and realistic facial expressions tell a lot of the story! (You have to keep your eye on the cat!) Truly, this is a fun, imaginative way to explain the miracle of God’s finest creation – children! Purchase your own copy here, and one for a friend!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dandi Daley Mackall has published more than 400 books for children and adults, with more than 3 million combined copies sold. S he is the author of WaterBrook’s two other delightful Dandilion Rhymes books, A Gaggle of Geese & A Clutter of Cats and The Blanket Show. A popular keynote speaker at conferences and Young Author events, Mackall lives in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, and a menagerie of horses, dogs, and cats.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
David Hohn is an award-winning illustrator who graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has worked as both a staff artist and an art director for a children’s software company in Portland, Oregon, a position which led to his art directing an award-winning project for Fisher-Price. Hohn’s recent projects include Lisa Tawn Bergren’s God Gave Us Christmas.


I think young child and every young at heart adult loves a teddy bear. God Gave Us Heaven is an illustrated book for young children featuring an adorable family of polar bears that explains the mystery of heaven. Little Cub realistically begins her conversation with her Papa by asking the question; “What’s heaven?” This first question is asked as the polar family is waking to a new day, and the conversation meanders with them as they go through their day of bear-like activities…eating, fishing, long walks through the woods …and all along the way Little Cub is peppering Papa with questions. The inquiries are straight-forward questions all of us hear from the young children in our lives as they try to understand the abstract concepts that they sometimes encounter.

“Papa” lovingly answers Little Cub’s questions in basic language that will be easily understood by young children. Ranging from “What will we eat in heaven?” to “Will I get to see you in heaven?” the questions naturally progress to “How do we get there, Papa? To heaven, I mean.” At this point, the gospel is shared in very simple terms that will allow any adult an opportunity to explain this wonderful truth to the children in their lives. Papa also deals with inquiries about angels, death and the age at which someone enters heaven. By the end of the story, Little Cub is satisfied with Papa’s explanations, and she drifts off to sleep thankful for this place called heaven.

The illustrations in this delightful book are presented using a soft palette of colors that lends to the gentleness of the story. The pictures capture familiar activities that children would relate to – mealtimes, playtimes, bedtime – allowing the parent or caregiver to present basic life truths that children are naturally curious about. This book belongs in the latest addition to the “God Gave Us” books, and the four-book series has sold over one million copies! Introduce your child to these delightful books here today!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the award-winning author of nearly thirty titles, totaling more than one million books in print. She writes in a broad range of genres, from adult fiction to devotional. God Gave Us Heaven is Lisa’s fourth children’s book, following in the tradition of the best-selling God Gave Us You. She makes her home in Colorado, with her husband, Tim, and their children, Olivia, Emma, and Jack.

ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Laura J. Bryant studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A SET OF THESE THREE WONDERFUL BOOKS, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT. I WILL DRAW THE WINNER'S NAME NEXT WEEK!!

7 comments:

Rachel said...

Oooohh....Thomas would love these. I love the titles alone, I bet the books are very sweet.

Pepper Basham said...

Those look like sweet books. And what a wonderful interview. I'm definitely going to have to read more of Matt Bronleewe

Tara said...

I would absolutely love to win this set!!!

Thanks so much.

Connie Vee said...

How wonderful to see new Christian children fiction on the market! And the interview was very insightful. Rather I win the giveaway or not I’m going to invest in these books for my students! Thanks a Bunch!!!

Smilingsal said...

I would love to try for these books.
smilingsal55[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kim said...

CONGRATULATIONS, RACHEL!! YOU HAVE WON THIS FABULOUS SET OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS!!

Kim

Connie Vee said...

Waaaaaaay 2 Go!!! Rachel :)