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Book Review: Just Sayin'





Just Sayin' Write 'Em, Draw 'Em, Hide 'Em in Your Heart

 

By Carol McAdams Moore
Published by Zondervan

Average Blogger Rating: 4.5 Stars

 

Book Description

 

Soft heart, hard heart, which R U? Throwing stones? No! Stop the rocks. Silver, gold—B.L.I.N.G. That is Y-O-U in God’s eyes.
Just Sayin’ isn’t your typical 90-day devo for girls. It’s an all-out open space for you to explore and learn more about yourself and your faith. Prompts get your mind thinking, ideas flowing, and help turn your thoughts and emotions into dynamic doodles and more!
Each of the short, single-page devos were designed for girls just like you, with relevant topic, quotes, Scripture, plus doodles, journal prompts, lists, puzzles, quizzes, fill-in-the-blank prayers, and unique activities that explore Bible truths and ways to apply them—everyday. Just Sayin’ challenges girls to follow Jesus every day. Best. Idea. Ever.



Friday #56 

"Suppose you get a Save the Date card from Jesus. What does he want you to save Sunday for?"
This is a spectacular idea for a young tween to write on a postcard what she will be doing with her Sunday. Taken from Scripture: "Remember the sabbath day by keeping it holy Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work." Exodus 20:8-10


Just Sayin': Write 'Em, Draw 'Em, Hide 'Em in Your Heart

 

My Review 

 

A refreshing new approach in studying scripture for young girls by writing and drawing your thoughts down in a fun devotional journal! I love the book with its unique illustrations and creative fonts. If you're a visual learner, you'll be captivated and drawn in to learn more of God's word. The author thinks outside the box and connects with tweens in such a clever manner by inviting young people to be creative on each page in dissecting God's word. Personal application stimulates girls to follow Jesus and experience His love for them through this very cool devotional. Great for home and church library, too.

5/5 stars. Highly recommend to friends.

About the Author

Carol McAdams Moore writes for children and youth in the Christian and general markets. Her writing credits include work for David C. Cook; Urban Ministries, Inc.; Christian Education Warehouse; Clubhouse; Clubhouse, Jr.; Lifeway magazines; and The Christian Communicator. Her desire is that every child will answer Jesus’ call and discover God’s purpose for his or her own life.

Just Sayin': Write 'Em, Draw 'Em, Hide 'Em in Your Heart


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“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Book Review: JoJo's Playful Day



Children's book: Jojo's Playful Day - bed time stories for children (Kids ages 3-6) - elephant picture book (read aloud story): Childrens animal books. ... series : Bed time books for children 1)

 

 Book Description


Adorable picture book for Children Ages 3-6
If you wish to talk to your children about eating, then this book can help you!
Jojo might just inspire fussy eaters to finish up their food!
This cute book tells the story of Jojo the elephant and his playful day in the jungle.
Jojo is a happy elephant calf who often forgets to eat his food.
He is always busy exploring and discovering the nature around him.
Be it Jojo's mud bath or the many bunches of banana he chomps up later, children will fall in love with Jojo's fun ways.
The bright full length pictures of Jojo will stay fresh through many reads.
Young readers who are still learning to read will enjoy the many sounds and wonderful illustrations on every page.
There are fun sounds to make like the RUMBLE in Jojo's tummy or the WHOOO sound of a cool breeze. A positive and feel good story with beautiful illustrations will keep your child's interest for bedtime reading. They can read along with the parent about Jojo and his wonderful insect friends. Cheerful illustrations of Jojo, the elephant, on every page makes this book very interesting for children.

The Friday 56 

Make the  sounds and pretend to be the insect/bird shown in the pictures. It might just get your child squealing in delight!

Who goes BUZZZZ? (Bee) Who goes FLUTTER FLUTTER? (Butterfly)

-- Sujatha Lalgudi





Deep in a jungle in India, amongst tall trees and lush green grass, lives Jojo. He is a naughty and playful elephant calf.





He loves to explore the jungle he lives in. The weather is always sunny and there are meadows, ponds and fruit trees everywhere. "Jojo, come and eat," Mama calls out. Jojo hides behind the bushes. Hide and seek is his favorite game.

My Review


The talented author weaves a great story about the sights, tastes and smells of India through the playfulness of an elephant calf named Jojo. Naturally his favorite game is Hide & Seek. The warm landscape of India comes alive as Jojo soon discovers all that inhabits his jungle. After playing his favorite game, Jojo gets easily distracted with happy birds, fluttering butterflies, frogs and dragonflies. He forgets his mother is calling out to him and now hunger has set in. The story line moves along at a good pace for little ones to engage in identifying animals and food of the jungle. The beautiful illustrations capture Jojo's fun adventures on his wonderful playful day. It's a sweet book for the children and very engaging for 2-5. Older kids can read the book alone or with help.

5/5 stars. Recommend to friends.

About The Author


Sujatha Lalgudi is a Best selling children's book author and illustrator.
Some of her best sellers in eBooks are:

  • Jojo's Christmas day

  • Jojo's Easter Surprise

  • Where is Santa?

  • Where is my turkey?

  • A Lovely Day - A Valentine Picture Book for Children

Children's book: Jojo's Playful Day - bed time stories for children (Kids ages 3-6) - elephant picture book (read aloud story): Childrens animal books. ... series : Bed time books for children 1)

I love Indian food, especially made with ginger, turmeric and curry. Their fashion design and jewelry is so intricate with beautiful sparkles. The book, JoJo's Playful Day is a fun read about India.

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 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis

Writer's Sky

November Sunrise

 “So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea.”
Virginia Woolf, To the Lighthouse


 I think if I were to describe today's early morning sunrise with a few powerful, persuasive words...

Appealing
Abundant
Amazing

Care to add a few memorable, descriptive snippets?

I am blessed to look up and see this generous cloud cover for a November sunrise.

Photo for Skywatch Friday and an opportunity for you to see skies from all over the world.

Happy weekend to all!

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 “You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me." C. S. Lewis