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Book Review: I Can Read- "Brave Queen Esther"
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Find out how Queen Esther saved God’s people in this level 2 I Can Read, written in the tradition of the popular Adventure Bible. Brave Queen Esther tells the story of one of the Bible’s most well-known Old Testament heroes and how she bravely stood up to a powerful king.
Brave Queen Esthertells the story of a brave and beautiful hero of the Old Testament. Written in the I Can Read level two standards, with age-appropriate vocabulary and concepts, young readers read about a young Jewish woman who is chosen to be a queen by a powerful king. When she hears of a plan to hurt all of the Jewish people in the kingdom, she calls on her faith and steps forward, facing certain danger to save God’s people from the evil plan.
This I Can Read! series of Bible stories makes use of the unique features found in the NIV Adventure Bible such as “People in Bible Times” and “Words to Treasure”.
One of my favorite Bible stories to share with my kids to encourage them to be courageous and bold in their faith. I love to remind them that they have a purpose and are powerful princes and princess's of the most high God. The story is told in an understanding way for developing readers. All of the words are appropriate for developing readers to read or sound out.
The pictures are wonderful to bring this Bible story to life. I also am glad that this story did not go into detail how Haman was put to death... I will save those details once my children are old enough! I will keep the G rated stories a priority for my young children.
I mentioned comparing this book to having courage but I also think you can discuss standing up to bullies, following the path God has for you life, having wisdom in a very tricky situation, and fearless faith in trusting God when Esther could have faced death.
This book is a must have for your library to continue to raise your children knowing and understanding Bible stories! Thanks Zondervan for sending me this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this and all opinions are 100% mine.
Since you all loved the other cookie giveaway I did last week I thought a St. Patrick's Cookie Giveaway would be another great one for those of you who have a sugar tooth. :) This giveaway is sponsored by Gourmet Cookie Bouquets ! I personally have not tried these cookies but looking at the pictures of all the cookie bouquets made me ready to try them! I absolutely love the creativity in all their Holiday Bouquets! 2 Lucky winners will win a fun St. Patrick's Day Bouquet that is valued at $50. GOOD LUCK! I hope one of my readers wins!! Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter the St. Patrick's Day cookie giveaway. The mandatory entry is commenting on this post, but once that entry is completed, various other entry options will become available. Any option is acceptable, but the number of entries per person are limited to the number indicated in the contest rafflecopter form. Entries will be reviewed and duplicate or uncompleted ones will be removed
St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
MY MEMORIES SUITE Review and giveaway! (#1 rated scrapbook software) The above is one of the scrap pages I have created. Super easy and super fast. I only took a couple minutes to create a 8 page photo book. I am still going to do some more with adding more embellishments! The below is one I created all from scratch and it only took me about 5 minutes! :) SO EASY! Here is a great video explaining more about the product. There are also tutorials available on youtube.com I am not sure if you are like me but I have spent hours online trying to upload photos to the web to place them into something I was trying to create. THE BIGGEST BONUS to My Memory Suite is the fact that it is downloaded to your computer so you do not have to wait forever for a picture to upload! It made my experience much quicker then other programs I have used online. The scrapbook software was very easy to download on my computer and did not take long to learn how to create. :) One feature t