Monday, November 28, 2011

There's Just Something About a Boy by Jenny Lee Sulpizio - Reviewed!!

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

There's Just Something About a Boy

Isaac Publishing, Inc. (September 23, 2011)

***Special thanks to Jenny Lee Sulpizio for sending me a review copy.***


Jenny Lee Sulpizio, M.S. is a wife, business owner, and mother of three residing in Boise, Idaho. She is an active member within her church and community, and enjoys tapping into her creative side whenever she gets the chance. There’s Just Something About a Boy is the second picture book released in a series that also includes Mommy Whispers, an ode to mothers and daughters everywhere.

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Peg Lozier is an award winning portrait painter and illustrator whose work is known for color, whimsy, and a sense of fun. Raised in Boulder, Colorado, she now lives with a plethora of pets in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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There’s Just Something about a Boy is a children’s keepsake picture book celebrating the special bond between a mother and her newborn son as she anticipates the love, laughter, and unparalleled adventure that will surely come from raising a little boy.

My Thoughts:
I chose this book, not because I have a toddler to read it to, but because I once had two boys toddling around my house, and I was intrigued by the fact that someone had captured the wonder of raising boys. And readers, Jenny Lee Sulpizio captures that journey very acurately! Granted, she writes it as a mother letting her mind wander into the future of her toddler, but she captures the essence of what everyone who has ever been blessed with a son experiences - she knows that one day he will be the head of his own household! That is a daunting task to prepare a boy to fulfill. However, God gives grace for every day of the journey, and it's one that provides unique blessings!

My boys are in their late teens now, and I've not forgotten how I cherished the days I nursed them, played with them, read to them and rocked them to sleep. God has blessed my children with faith in Him, and I trust Him to lead them into adulthood - and grant me the strength to let them go when that day comes! After all, There's Just Something About a Boy!

Product Details:

List Price: $12.95
Paperback: 30 pages
Publisher: Isaac Publishing, Inc. (September 23, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609200365
ISBN-13: 978-1609200367

AND NOW...THE FIRST PAGES (click illustrations to enlarge):

Recalling the moment, that special day
Your tiny image took my breath away.
A precious baby with nothing to hide,
My sweet, little son nestled inside.
There’s just something about a boy…

I prepared your nursery
since around month five,
Waiting for the day
you’d finally arrive.
Stuffed animals, blankies,
your daddy’s first glove--
They sat in your room,
awaiting your love.
There’s just something
about a boy…

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