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:
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.***
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.
List Price: $12.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook (April 1, 2011)
AND NOW...THE FIRST FEW PAGES (Click on the pictures to enlarge them!):
REFLECTION: You can use simple questions to ask the children as the story goes along. Like for example, ask them what is shown in the picture. Then, from time to time, ask questions that would relate the story to the lives of the children like for example in the first few pages you can ask them "When do you pray? Do you know that you can pray to God any time and any where?" It is important to let the children see how the story relates to their life. I like the portion when the girl in the story prayed for her friend. Then, I asked the children "Who is your friend?" and immediately after, I ask them to pray a simple prayer for his/her friend i.e. Lord, bless my friend Janel, in Jesus name, Amen.
MEMORY VERSE: 1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
KIDS SONG: God is Only a Prayer Away (This is just the chorus of a song which I heard in the TV program for kids Cherub Wings) Click this link to hear the song.
God is only a prayer away, a prayer away, a prayer away.
You can call on Him night and day.
He's only a prayer away.
Coloring pages on prayer - Girl/Boy praying where they can write a prayer on the quote bubble above his/her head.
Itsy Bitsy Prayer Book - Shows pictures of the Lord's Prayer.