Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker Trek Faithgirlz! / The Good News Shoes series Review

Riley Mae and the Rock Shocker TrekFaithgirlz! / The Good News Shoes series
By Jill Osborne
Published by Zondervan

If you’re gonna run for your life, you gotta wear the right shoes.

Riley Mae Hart loves sports and action - so when the Swiftriver Shoe Company offers her a contract to be the spokesperson for their new outdoor sport collection, she jumps at the chance. Soon she’s appearing in commercials and magazine ads, and every girl in town wants to wear Riley Mae shoes. Well, except for Riley. Because walking in those shoes means missing out on softball season, making her best friend TJ mad, and embarrassing her new friend, Rusty. It also means sneaking around, hiding, and keeping secrets - because suddenly something isn’t quite right at Swiftriver. But a contract’s a contract, so Riley laces up her “Rock Shocker” hiking boots for a climb up Half-Dome in Yosemite. Will they be the right shoes to get her back on solid ground?

Jill Osborne works in children's ministry and has a passion for telling great stories. She has written plays, skits for youth groups and Sunday morning drama teams, curriculum for children's ministry, countless articles for her church newsletter, and a blog about taking a sabbatical in a motor home. Good News Shoes is her first series for kids, and she plans to run with it!

Cassandra's Review- The author did an amazing job of bringing her message to light in this book.  My children are very excited about reading other books in this series.  As a parent I love to find books that will provoke my children to interact and have a feeling of knowing and growth when they do. I think the book has a good tone and as a home school teacher I would incorporate this book into reading time for some of my older children.  The book has a very easy to read vocabulary and so your kids will not have to run to a dictionary or ask you to explain it. Riley Mae is a down to earth character and that makes the story more in key with the kids as well. 

The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Book Look Bloggers.

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