God’s Easter Miracles by Lee Ann Mancini

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God gave me an Easter miracle – a changed heart! I know Jesus gave up his life for us because He loves us. I want to be like Jesus.”

God’s Easter Miracles, written by Lee Ann Mancini, is part of the multi-award winning Adventures of the Sea Kids series. It’s Easter Sunday and the Sea Kids are at Sunday School. The teacher, Miss Linda has hidden Easter eggs on the church playground. Three of the eggs have a cross on them. Who ever finds those eggs get to chose a prize.

Paul is one of Miss Linda’s favorite students. He has autism and has a hard time learning but he is always happy. Paul doesn’t think it is fair that he did not find an egg with a cross on it. Miss Linda explains to him that it is also not fair that Jesus gave His life for our sins.

Brian has come to class late and very sad. His younger brother, Lenny, was hit by a boat propeller and is seriously hurt. Pastor Jerry asks the class to pray for Lenny. During the week the entire town gathers at the Beneath the Sea Play Park to pray for Lenny.

I really love this series! This is a great series for parents and teacher to help teach children about Jesus’s love for us. It also helps teach children the importance of prayer. This story teaches children the importance of praying for others who are hurt. This story also has one of the student pray to have Jesus come into his life. Each of the stories has important messages within them. One of the messages in this story is that Jesus gave his life for us so that we may have life. Another lesson in this story is giving and sharing with others, such as when the students make get-well cards for Lenny and visit him.

This story is so nicely written and easy for the young read to read. It also is a good length to read to younger children. The pictures are so colorful and detailed, they make it easy to talk with little ones about them. Each of the pictures has a fish symbol hidden in it for children to have fun looking for. This is a great story to read and interact with children. This durable, hard covered book has a glossy finish on the cover and the pictures to help keep clean.

The author, Lee Ann Mancini, is a wife and mother who has devoted her life to being a servant of God. She teaches at a Bible college and seminary. The illustrator, Dan Sharp, has been illustrating children books for over thirty years.

I have received a copy of this book from the author and BookCrash. I have freely written an honest review.

Series: Adventures of the Sea Kids

42 pages

ISBN: 9780997332513

Publisher: GLM Publishing

You can learn more about the author and books she has written at: http://www.leeannmancini.com/

Some places you can buy this book are:

https://glmpublishing.net/books/gods-easter-miracles/

https://www.christianbook.com/gods-easter-miracles-lee-mancini/9780997332513/pd/332513

https://www.amazon.com/Gods-Easter-Miracles-Adventures-Kids/dp/0997332514

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gods-easter-miracles-lee-ann-mancini/1125484154?ean=9780997332513

http://www.deepershopping.com/item/mancini-lee-ann/gods-easter-miracles/7020508.html

You can read my reviews of the other books in this series at:

https://lakesidelivingsite.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/gods-gift-by-lee-ann-mancini/

https://lakesidelivingsite.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/a-servant-like-jesus-by-lee-ann-mancini/

https://lakesidelivingsite.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/im-not-afraid/

https://lakesidelivingsite.wordpress.com/2016/04/25/what-a-bragger/

https://lakesidelivingsite.wordpress.com/2016/04/02/fast-freddy/

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Lots of Love by Kim Washburn

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I climb in bed for tuck-in. This day has been the best. I got love and I gave it too, and now it’s time to rest.”

Lots of Love by Kim Washburn is a hard covered, board book that follows a young girl from when she wakes up Valentine’s morning through her day. She spends time playing with a little dog and snuggling with her mommy. He daddy takes her to school where she helps clean up, spends time with her friends, and makes a glittery heart that she gives her teacher. When she gets home she tells her family she loves them.

This is a very cute Valentine’s Day story for the preschooler and young reader. I like how the story follows this little girl through her day as she helps others, gives and receives love from her family, friends and teacher.As well as how it explains that God is who gives us what we have and how much he loves us.

Being a board book, this is a very durable book for the younger child but an older child may find this a little childish.The pages are brightly colored pictures of children, animals and adults in varying scenes such as out doors, in school and at home. The story is written in rhyme and teaches those reading and listening to the book about the love shared between family and friends. This is the perfect book to spend time snuggling and reading with a younger child.

I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers and this is my honest review.

18 pages

Ages: Preschool – 3rd grade

ISBN: 9780310758617

Publisher: Zonderkidz

This book can be purchased at:

http://www.deepershopping.com/item/washburn-kim/lots-of-love-dec/6836654.html

https://www.christianbook.com/lots-of-love-boardbook/kim-washburn/9780310758617/pd/758617?event=

https://www.amazon.com/Lots-Love-Kim-Washburn/dp/0310758610/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482516074&sr=8-1&keywords=9780310758617

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lots-of-love-kim-washburn/1123563740?ean=9780310758617