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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

That's When I Talk To God

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!


You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card authors are:

Dan and Ali Morrow

and Illustrated by

Cory Godbey

 
and the book:

David C. Cook (April 1, 2011)



 
***  Special thanks to Audra Jennings, Senior Media Specialist,
The B&B Media Group for sending me a review copy.  ***


 
CAFE LILY'S REVIEW:
That’s When I Talk To God is probably one of the best children’s books on prayer that I’ve personally read.  It’s simple, conversational tone and easy to read print makes it a perfect read aloud. 

This book is also a good selection for children who are reading on their own.  The illustrations are done in soft, soothing colors; everything about this book portrays a calm, relaxing atmosphere.

Readers learn that prayer is simply talking to God and you can talk to Him anywhere, anytime and about anything.  Thankfulness, humility, concern for others, safety, and sharing your faith are just some of the subjects talked about in this book. 
One of the best parts of this book is the very last page, which is a letter from Grandpa Strobel  (the author’s father) which I thought was a unique addition to the book. Everyone wanting to teach their child about prayer needs to get a copy of this book.  Perfect for gift giving too, I highly recommend adding this to your child or grandchild’s library.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:


Dan and Ali Morrow are parents of two wonderful daughters. When they’re not writing children’s books, they like to go on adventures around their Colorado home. They are the authors of That’s Where God Is (2010), their first children’s release.

Visit the authors' website.


ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:


Cory Godbey illustrates, animates, and writes for Portland Studios, a creative firm dedicated to telling great stories and pursuing excellence in art.

He has contributed to projects such as Zune Arts, Flight graphic novel anthologies, and has worked with many major publishers.

Recently, Cory was accepted in the acclaimed Society of Illustrators Annual.

Cory seeks to tell stories with his work.

He also likes drawing monsters.

Visit the illustrator'swebsite.


SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:

Targeted to children four to eight, That’s When I Talk to God mirrors the day of the typical child, creating an opportunity for readers to put the practices in the story to use in their own lives. Through beautiful illustrations and an engaging, familiar character, readers can relate to That’s When I Talk to God. Children will learn to go to God with their fears, their joys, their questions, and their desires. They will also learn the hows, whens, and whys of praying to the Lord in a way they can easily apply to their own experiences. And adults will be reminded to communicate the benefit, simplicity, and beauty of prayer.



Product Details:

List Price: $12.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook (April 1, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1434700186
ISBN-13: 978-1434700186

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AND NOW...THE FIRST FEW PAGES (Click on the pictures to enlarge them!):







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