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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Your Choice Giveaway! Two Books!

Today I am excited to let you choose a couple of books for our giveaway.  I hope you are enjoying the celebration week!  Don't forget to check out the other giveaways, too!


I have really enjoyed working with the folks at Zonderkidz to review books.  Of course, we've purchased plenty of their titles and have even received some as gifts.  Even if you don't have children of your own, these would make a great gift!!

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His NameOne of my all-time favorite children's Bibles belongs in every home.  It is the Jesus Storybook Bible.  It's written by Sally Loyd-Jones.  The reason I love this Bible is because every story points to Jesus.  The only thing that could make this children's Bible better would be more stories!!   You can read my review here, (and the Bible was NOT provided for review purposes). 

Now, quite honestly, I am not a huge fan of all the princess stuff that is available (sometimes in-your-face-style) for my daughter.  However, we do pretend play, and that includes princess-type play.   I was actually impressed with the Princess Parables books that were sent to us.  The focus is NOT on the princesses, though.  Each of these books shares a different tale similar to the parables that Jesus told.  Included in each book is also the actual Scripture and story that Jesus told making it even easier for children to understand how the Princess Parable is similar to the Jesus Parable.  These books are written by Jacqueline Johnson and illustrated by Jeanna Young.
Princess Grace and the Little Lost Kitten (Princess Parables)
Princess Grace and the Little Lost Kitten tells the tale of how Grace finds a litter of kittens.  After vowing to care for them, one of the kittens becomes lost.  Just as Jesus told of the shepherd leaving the other sheep behind, Princess Grace does all she can to find that lost kitten.  
Princess Joy's Birthday Blessing (Princess Parables)
In Princess Joy's Birthday Blessing , the sisters plan a surprise birthday party for Joy.  Unfortunately, none of the princes and princesses can come to the party.  When Joy learns this, she wants to invite all the ordinary children of the village to the party...and she is indeed, blessed!  

I did notice that in both of these books, though the princesses are blessed to be daughters of the king, there is no mention of the queen.  (Maybe this is to keep our focus on God?  I'm not sure.  But it was very noticeable to me.)  Overall, I do like the cute illustrations, however, in Princess Joy, there is an illustration of a long line of children who are coming to the party.  It clearly shows the first ten or so children.  The rest of the children in line (less than ten children) are shown as gray silhouettes.   Though children may not notice this, I found it to be distracting in these colorful pictures! 

Brave Young KnightPrincesses are not for everyone, especially boys.  However, even my daughter thinks knights are worthy of her attention!  Karen Kingsbury has a new picture book out called Brave Young Knight.  It's the tale of a young knight who is smart, strong, and fast.  However, in the king's competition, he gets beat every time by the other knights because he plays by the rules.  In the end, his honesty is rewarded.  I love everything about this book, and my daughter requests it often.  It's illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard.

Giveaway: 
Zonderkidz is offering one Live, Learn, Love reader their choice of TWO of these titles!  I definitely recommend all and any of them! 
  Just leave a comment below telling me which two titles you would choose if you are the winner!  Make sure I have a way to contact you through email or your blogger profile.



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Giveaway open through April 19th.  
GIVEAWAY  IS NOW CLOSED.

Thank you, Zonderkidz, for providing the Princess Parables and Brave Young Knight for review purposes and offering a reader the chance to some great books, too!

36 comments:

mommy days said...

I would love to win "Jesus Storybook Bible" and "Princess Joy's Birthday Blessing". Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!
johnson.dony@gmail.com

mommy days said...

I follow ur blog.
johnson.dony@gmail.com

Miller Moments said...

I am a long time follower!

Miller Moments said...

I would choose the Karen Kingsbury book for my boys and Princess Joy's Birthday Blessing for my nieces.

Miller Moments said...

I sent in a friend request on facebook. :)

Bluerose said...

I would love to win the Jesus Storybook Bible and The Brave Young Knight, since I don't have any girls. :)

Bluerose said...

I'm a follower.

Bluerose said...

I liked you on Facebook.

Bluerose said...

I blogged.

Anonymous said...

The Jesus Bible sounds great for both my ungsters. My daughter would love the Princess and the lost kitten!
Mommyc05@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am also a fan on facebook...
Mommyc05@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

...and a follower of your blog through email :) sadly, I do not have a blog, too!
Mommyc05@hotmail.com

Carrie said...

Oh, I would choose the two princess titles! Stocking up on girl titles around here. =)

Carrie said...

I follow LLL!

Carrie said...

AND I'm a fan on FB! =)

Janice said...

I would choose the Jesus Storybook Bible and Brave Young Knight. Thanks!
feltyfun at gmail

Janice said...

I follow in gfc!
feltyfun at gmail

Janice said...

I like you on fb
feltyfun at gmail

lisa said...

princess grace and the lost kitten & the brave young knight. thanks for the chance!

lisa said...

follow via gfc (LisaMarie)

Mark said...

I'd like to win the Jesus Storybook, my nephews would love it
marcus802001(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mark said...

I follow
marcus802001(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jenny said...

I would choose the Knight book and the Princess birthday book.

Jenny said...

I follow you gfc.

apple blossom said...

I'd choose
princess Grace
and
Brave Young Knight

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

apple blossom said...

I am a gfc follower

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Olive's mum said...

Prince Grace and Princess Joy for us!

The Activity Mom said...

They sound great! I would pick the Jesus Storybook bible and The Brave Knight.

The Activity Mom said...

I'm a follower of your blog

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I would just LOVE the knight book! My two little boys are always playing with makeshift swords and storming the castle, and the Jesus story book bible would be great to have for Sundays. Great giveaway!

Christy said...

C would love that knight book and R would love the princess birthday book.

You have had great giveaways all week! What a great way to celebrate your news.

Mozi Esmé said...

I'd love the two princess books for my princess!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Jessica Heights said...

I would love to win the Storybook Bible and the Brave Young Knight. Thank you for the entry! :)

Linda Kish said...

I would choose The Jesus Storybook Bible

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Trinity Rose said...

You have such fantastic giveaways. I would love to have The Jesus Storybook Bible and Brave Young Knight.
Thank you so much for the giveaway.
Trinity Rose
wandaelaine at gmail dot com

Trinity Rose said...

I'm a new follower and am so glad to have found you.
Many blessings,
Trinity Rose
wandaelaine at gmail dot com
The Jesus Storybook Bible
Brave Young Knight

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