REVIEW: Daniel for Lunch: The Tasty Tale of Daniel in the Lions’ Den

Daniel for Lunch: The Tasty Tale of Daniel in the Lions' DenDaniel for Lunch: The Tasty Tale of Daniel in the Lions’ Den by Kelly Pulley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The magnificent tales books by Kelly Pulley are excellent for anyone that actively involves God in your children’s reading.

Poor Daniel is thrown into the Lions den and all because of the wicked king’s helpers! As the law clearly states you must pray to the King and no one else. However, Daniel knows the true law and that is to pray to God, not the king. Unfortunately in Daniel’s time that means a quick trip to the lions’ pit. Find out what happens to the King’s evil helpers, and more importantly what happens to Daniel. Will he become a lion lunch kebab?

The old story is made fun again with with rhyming Bible verses and clever artwork that re-tells of Daniel’s dilemma. Mr. Pulley made the book fun and understandable with simpler terms for children to comprehend.

I received a copy of this ARC from Netgalley for my un-biased and honest review.

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REVIEW: There Are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes

There are Reasons Noah Packed No ClothesThere are Reasons Noah Packed No Clothes by Robert Jacoby
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

There are reasons Noah packed no clothes

Spoiler alert. This review does contain spoilers so beware.

Please let me say first and foremost that while reading this book I was completely out of my comfort zone. I will give the author credit and say that the storyline really does make you sit and think.

Richard Issych wakes up after a botched suicide attempt inside the confines of an inpatient unit. The author takes us on a ride of self-discovery and healing through the obscure mind and shattered reality of a sick young man.

Robert Jacobys choice of writing style which consisted of choppy and incomplete sentences adequately portrayed Richards mental sickness. In the beginning Richard is disoriented and confused which is evident through the authors incoherent thoughts and choppy disorganized statements. As the clinics progression of medical and psychological treatment develops Richards thoughts become complete only to spiral back out of control towards the end.
There are reasons Noah packed no clothes is chocked full of strange and unusual characters. I found myself warming up to their colorful personalities and waited eagerly in anticipation of what their next reactions would be.

The ending left me highly confused and quite possibly in a good way. Wasn’t bug really Richard? On page 297 the doctor said Bugs real name was Reginald. Then in the end the father called him Reggie and was shot. I just figured bug was a figment of his imagination. As I stated earlier, I was confused through most of this book. However, when you look at it from a mental patient’s perspective who wouldn’t be? The author did a great job at portraying the mind of a mentally sick patient.

I am still not sure who Noah is and why he didn’t pack any clothes…

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REVIEW: The Black Suitcase

The Black SuitcaseThe Black Suitcase by Shannon Cervone
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The black suitcase is a fun little take on raising a child in today’s busy world.

We are introduced to little Eddie who’s impacted by his father’s constant traveling and busy work schedule. Both father and son are mediated by the black suitcase which helps Eddie begin to understand about parental responsibilities and likewise teaches his father how to communicate more effectively. Using the suitcase as a coping mechanism and a teaching tool is a very bright idea. Being away from your parents is an extremely confusing subject and this is a great way to sit your child down and teach them through reading.

I can relate to the black suitcase for when I was child I had a traveling hat and everywhere we went we would add a button of the place we visited. I always wanted to have a brown suitcase when I grew up so I can start the same ritual but only with stickers or sewn on patches. It looks like off to the luggage store I go!

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REVIEW. Gum Girl!, Book 1: Chews Your Destiny

Gum Girl!, Book 1: Chews Your DestinyGum Girl!, Book 1: Chews Your Destiny by Rhode Montijo
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Gum girl!, Book 1: Chews Your Destiny.

I am always in the business to look for new books that my kids will enjoy. My daughter really seemed to like this story even though the digital copy I have is in black and white that still didn’t seem to faze her.

Chews your destiny is about a little girl named Gabby Gomez who loves to chew bubblegum. Without revealing too much of the story Gabby eventually gains superpowers due to her gum chewing addiction. Book one let’s us see if she will embrace her newfound powers or if she will find a way to get rid of them.

Overall I give this story a three out of five stars. The plot did teach some lessons about obeying your parents and was written in a fun and light manner. Although, I now have a child that is gum shy she is still interested in book 2 and what happens to Gabby Gomez and her sticky predicament.

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