Wednesday, August 01, 2018

The Newborn Baby Blueprint By Whitney Casares Review

The Newborn Baby Blueprint: Preparing to Care for Your Infant and Yourself
by M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., Whitney Casares

Being a new parent is awesome and amazing...and terrifying. There is so much to learn, so much to prepare for. And, sometimes, it can be hard to think beyond the birth to caring for the actual baby. This is not a time you want to completely wing it. The good news? You don't have to. You can't know it all before you have a little one, but you can learn the critical information that will help you feel confident, educated, and ready for this new adventure.

Dr. Casares walks parents-to-be through what they really need to know once their baby arrives. With a relatable mix of humor and practical advice, Dr. Casares delves deep into her own personal experience as a new mom and a pediatrics expert to guide expectant parents through this life-changing transition.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  The book is great as it contains facts, tips and advice that most parents will need.  Of course there is nothing in the world that is going to prepare you for the whole duration and the process is far more than just a few words in a book.   The author does give enough details to calm and inform the parents of much needed points.  I think this would make a good gift. 

Books that Get you in the Mood to Create

Cut Paper Pictures
Turn Your Art and Photos into Personalized Collages
Cut Paper Pictures

Cut Paper Pictures allows you to create personalized art with amazing depth and texture that's fun and easy to make no matter what your skill level. 

Offering step-by-step instructions, visual inspirations, and even a library of unique colors and textures, visual artist Clover Robin covers all the necessary materials, tools, and know-how, from adding color and using existing photos to create unique personal art.

The book also includes 31 perforated pages that you can pull out and use for your own collage creation. Simple, approachable, and endlessly rewarding, this book allows you to create unique and charming keepsake that you'll cherish forever.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-   You get ideas and styles in which to utilize them.  The book holds great projects that any older age person would be able to do.  Of course with some help younger children can have fun as well.  

Pocket Art: Figure Drawing
The quick guide to mastering technique and style
Pocket Art: Figure Drawing
In Pocket Art: Figure Drawing, the second book in the new Pocket Art series (be sure to check out the first book on portraits!), learn to draw figures on the go with the quick visual exercises in this compact book.

The lively, graphic approach of this guide will have you drawing figures right away. Look and learn with step-by-step illustrations and expert tips provided by London-based fashion and portrait artist Miss Led, a.k.a. Joanna Henly. This compact 112-page book is just the right size for carrying in a backpack or pocket, and comes with a sturdy flexi binding for added portability.

Following an introduction including a look at career directions for figure artists and an overview of tools, materials, and techniques, your lessons begin with the basics ofaccurately rendering body proportions, body types, and body parts. After you gain some experience drawing basic figures, you'll move on to adding expression—a person's style and personality, proclamation and identity—to your work. Then you'll finish up by heading out and about, practicing street sketching and movement. A gallery of drawings in the back provides a quick reference for inspiration and to reinforce what you've learned.

This quick, visual guide is a must-have for figure drawing artists of all levels.

Cassandra's review-  The book is challenging but in a good way and can be used as a reference that can fit in a bag or large purse for on the go.  There is a lot of information in the smaller book.   

Through My Father's Eyes By Franklin Graham Review

Through My Father's Eyes
By Franklin Graham
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Many have written about Billy Graham, the evangelist. This is the first book about Billy Graham, the father, written from the perspective of a son who knew him best.

As a beloved evangelist and a respected man of God, Billy Graham’s stated purpose in life never wavered: to help people find a personal relationship with God through a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. This was a calling that only increased over time, and Billy embraced it fully throughout his active ministry and beyond. Yet Billy pursued his life’s work, as many men do, amid a similarly significant calling to be a loving husband and father.

While most people knew Billy Graham as America’s pastor, Franklin Graham knew him in a different way, as a dad. And while present and future generations will come to their own conclusions about Billy Graham and the legacy that his commitment to Christ has left behind, no one can speak more insightfully or authoritatively on that subject than a son who grew up in the shadow of his father’s life and the examples of his father’s love.  This vulnerable book is a look at both Billy Graham the evangelist and Billy Graham the father, and the impact he had on a son who walked in his father’s steps while also becoming his own man, leading ministries around the world, all of it based on the foundational lessons his father taught him.

“My father left behind a testimony to God,” says Franklin, “a legacy not buried in a grave but still pointing people to a heaven-bound destiny. The Lord will say to my father, and to all who served Him obediently, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant’ [Matthew 25:21].” 

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review-  I felt like the author was cashing in on a legacy by writing this book.  I know that the book is well written and great if you are a fan of Billy Graham.  Is the book telling all?  Does the author leave the best parts for the sake of not up lifting his father's name?  Well that is for the reader to decide.  

Take Their Temperature The Easy Way Giveaway

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