The Great Carp Escape and a giveaway!

unnamedThe Great Carp Escape is a beautiful children’s story with a deep message reminding us just how deep God’s love is for us and all living creatures.  Written by Irish Beth Maddock and based on a true story the illustrator transports the readers  to a small beach front in Canada with allegorical images of geese, weeping willow, evergreen, waves, and carp!  Your child will enjoy reading of the adventures of this dynamic sibling pair and the habits of the ocean life found along the shoreline.  Swimming, snorkling, and even clam fishing; the story quickly develops into a lifelong lesson that  Beth, Paul  (the siblings), and your own child will never forget as the children take a walk with dad.  Stumbling upon what has been defined as the ugliest fish ever seen (the carp) by Beth, their dad explains  that beauty is more then skin deep.  Our creator loves each and everyone of us and designed us with love; including the CARP.  “God thinks this fish is wonderful!”  Smiling, he added, “God thinks you’re wonderful too!”   This is my ultimate favorite line in the book.  There is so much relief in this single line, to know that above everything else that my creator thinks I am wonderful!  ” That means I am wonderfully made!” my almost teenage daughter exclaimed as I read that line aloud.  This brought a huge smile to her face and joy to her heart.  As a teenager this is a big message to receive, when everything around you seems so awkward and out of place and you question your sole purpose for belonging.  We too can find the beauty not just in this strange fish with spiny fins and large scales but every living creature if only we look through our Father’s eyes.

This is sure to be a family favorite and  will change how ya’ll view the world around you!

 

 

Thank you to Irish Beth Maddock for allowing me the opportunity to review The Great Carp Escape with a complimentary copy and allowing me to express my honest opinion.

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Nature Girl: A Guide to Caring for God’s Creation- a book review

This is a great resource for young girls ages 8-12. Inside they will discover the secrets of God’s great creation and how to tend to the Earth.  There are 10 chapters that review body care, healthy eating, animals, water, energy, recycling, and clean air.  Your tween will be inspired by quizzes, crafts, scriptures, recipes, and even science experiments.  One of my favorite recipes is the Sun Smooched Smore’s. Did you know that it takes an hour and 15 minutes to cook the smore’s in the sun?  This would be a neat recipe to try on the next camping trip!  Do you know the real reason you shouldn’t wear white in the winter?  Find out why in Nature Girl, by Karen Whiting and Rebecca White.  How clean is the air we breathe?  Find out by being an air detective.  So much fun awaits for your young girl in Nature Girl.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from booklook bloggers and the review is of my own honest opinion.