Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Snuggle Time Psalms By Glenys Nellist Review @Zonderkidz

9780310749257, Snuggle Time Psalms, Glenys Nellist

Did you think the book of Psalms was only for adults? Think again! Snuggle Time Psalms, written by Glenys Nellist and illustrated by Cee Biscoe, is the perfect way to introduce little ones to the poetry book of the Bible. This padded cover board book uses simple concepts, rhyming text and adorable art to help children engage with the Psalms. Beginning with “Bedtime Peace” and ending with “Wonderful Me!” this collection of fifteen bedtime poems enables young children to discover the One who holds them in his arms, leads them like a shepherd, created them just as they are, and cherishes them with a love that never ends ... snuggle and see!

Glenys Nellist

Glenys Nellist was born and raised in a little village in northern England.   Her stories and poems have been published in children’s magazines where her writing reflects a deep passion for bringing the Bible to life for young children. Glenys lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband, David.

Illustrated by
Cee Biscoe

Cee Biscoe has been illustrating picture books full-time since early 2008. Her first picture book, Gruff the Grump, was one of the “Reads of the Year” in the Red House Children's Book Awards 2010. Since then she has illustrated several picture books and board books for a variety of publishers, including Grandma Kisses. The board book Sleepy Me was selected for inclusion in the 2012 Bookstart pack, and Messy Me was shortlisted for Lancashire County Council's Early Years Book Awards 2012. She completed an MA in children's book illustration at Cambridge School of Art in 2008.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The board book is great for little hands.  Super cute and each poem in super short, which is perfect for those bedtimes when you are so tired but still want to share the word of God with your little one.   The illustrations are beautiful and cozy which sets a nice mood.

Garden Of Eden Coloring Book Beautiful Bible Scenes To Color And Inspire Review @Zonderkidz

9780310759751, Garden of Eden : Beautiful Bible scenes to color and inspire
God created humans in his image and likeness and put it in a garden. In the Garden of Eden Coloring Book, you will find beautiful biblical scenes for coloring, relaxation, and delight. This book, with eighty-four pages, is an invitation to use all the creative potential that God has given you to create and to escape from the stressful activities of everyday life. Unleash your imagination, relieve your stress, reflect on biblical messages and see how good it feels.

Appeals to all ages looking for a unique coloring experience.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-    The adult coloring book creates a creative tool that I can use to relive some of my daily stress and clear my head while spending time with my family.  Each page has a bigger detailed picture to color as well as a bible scripture that I get to share which is always a great blessing.

Exergen TemporalScanner Review

The Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner™ thermometer helps ease stress for parents who need to care for a sick child – at home or on vacation!

The TemporalScanner™ comes with four ways to make it even easier to take a temperature:

A softly illuminated display for easy reading in any light – perfect for checking the temperature of a sleeping infant in a darkened room
Beeping sound indicating scanning can be turned off or on to avoid waking a sleeping child
Automatically retains the last eight temperature readings for instant recall to check on fever progression
Ability to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius modes

Made in the United States, the Exergen Smart Glow TemporalScanner™ is the number one preferred thermometer by both nurses and pediatricians, and is backed by more than 60 clinical studies proving its accuracy.

Sold in major retailers including Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Costco, Babies “R” Us, Toys “R” Us, Kroger and BJ’s, the Smart Glow thermometer’s suggested retail price is $49.99. To see real moms testing the Smart Glow thermometer and demonstrating the new features visit www.exergensmartglowthermometer.com.

I recevied complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review-  I was very impressed with the ease of use and simple steps to get an accurate reading.  It is so great to not have to struggle with my children no matter what age and especially with one of my children whom has a sensory disorder, because oral thermometers are just not going in his mouth or under the tongue without a huge fit.   It also completely takes away the risk of choking or hurting my little one and even better does not have to be inserted in the behind.   The functions are simple and work great.  Lastly they included a 9 volt battery so I did not have to go out and buy one, usually the only 9 volt I have in the house are in  my fire alarms.  

IncrediBuilds 3D wooden model Review

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The IncrediBuilds collection features do-it-yourself, customizable, freestanding models that are sure to delight fans of all ages. Each model is made of Earth-friendly, FSC®-certified wood, and all products include step-by-step directions and coloring and crafting ideas. No glue or tools necessary. Informative and interactive, both kids and adults can use these projects to explore their creativity and create unique, displayable art.

Cassandra's Review- This is the whole product.  On the right you can see the precut wood that needs to be popped out.  The wood shapes are not numbered, so you are warned not to take them all out at one time.  Also they are a bit hard to take out and my child asked that I do it and hand each one to him.   I decided to try this one of the two that was sent to me because it is marked as easy on the skill level.
The wood can cause splinters if not careful, and should not be pushed in place with much force as it is flimsy at certain points.  Every piece must align properly even though the directions are not super clear about that, so we had to take it apart and redo.
With mild frustration and careful hands, my child was able to complete the model as far as possible.
As you may notice we had one broken wing and in the first build the gears were not perfectly aligned, also in the second build I repaired the wing with glue and tape, but it  looks bad and can not be moved also the piece sticking out of the top of the ball will not go in no matter what range of pressure is used.  Once that was done my child used markers to color the parts that are visible.   This particular model cost 16.99 and took a joint effort and two hours to complete.  Again the skill level was supposed to be easy.   I would not purchase this in the future simply because it is a bit more of a project then I would have liked and my child did not have the patience or wanting to redo it.   The other model we were sent was IB_EiffelTower_Kit_pkg_final.jpg
It is advanced level and cost 19.99.  We will try to put this together but not any time soon and the whole family can not take part as these are made for certain age groups.  There are different models on the site.

I was also looking through the website at the pictures etc, and I see younger kids putting these together, maybe they had practice or are guided by an adult, while it does not take brute force it is not super easy to pop most of the pieces out.

I recevied complimentary product.


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Last of the Firedrakes Last of the Firedrakes by Farah Oomerbhoy A fantastic adventure story that will transport you to a dazzling world of myth and magic. 16-year-old Aurora Darlington is an orphan. Mistreated by her adopted family and bullied at school, she dreams of running away and being free. But when she is kidnapped and dragged through a portal into a magical world, suddenly her old life doesn’t seem so bad. Avalonia is a dangerous land ruled by powerful mages and a cruel, selfish queen who will do anything to control all seven kingdoms—including killing anyone who stands in her way. Thrust headlong into this new, magical world, Aurora’s arrival sets plans in motion that threaten to destroy all she holds dear. With the help of a young fae, a magical pegasus, and a handsome mage, Aurora journeys across Avalonia to learn the truth about her past and unleash the power within herself. Kingdoms collide as a complicated web of political intrigue and ancient magic lead Aurora to unravel a shocking secret that will change her life forever. amazon get it
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