Sunday, June 1, 2014

My First Review! You Can Draw Bible Stories for Kids

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Folks, this is exciting. This is my first review!

A couple of months ago, I received an email from Sandy Silverthorne who has published a book with Harvest House Publishers. He gave me a description of his book, You Can Draw Bible Stories for Kids and the web site. He wanted to send me a free advance copy for possible review!

This is the first time someone has sent me a free product to review because of my blog. This is exciting for me! I have received a lot of positive feedback about my blog in the past year and have recently decided to give it more time and energy and to try and do more with it.

I have been doing a lot of reading about blogs. When it comes to reviews, professional advice always says the same: only review products that you really believe in and that you would naturally use.

It was meant to be that Sandy Silverthorne sent me this particular product as my first to review. It's perfect because it meets a need in homeschooling that we already had!

As part of our faith lessons, several times I have read a Bible story to the boys and asked them to illustrate it. This hasn't been very successful. For the most part, they couldn't think of their own ideas of what to draw and would just copy the illustration in the book. They both really like drawing, but are not confident in their stills yet. They get impatient with themselves and want to be better at drawing than they are. This doesn't make for a very fun lesson. For that reason, I hadn't done this in a while.

Silverthorne's book uses this same idea, but helps the children form new cartooning skills. It gives simple instructions, taking the fear and frustration out of drawing for my boys. They enjoyed the Bible story as well as the characters they learned how to draw. They had fun!
Enjoying our lesson

Joshua proud of his work

Even Teresa was interested :)

Overall, the lesson was a great success and we will definitely continue to use the book as we read Bible stories. If you are looking for a new way to make teaching your children Bible stories fun, I would definitely recommend this book. The book was released in February and so far, has five stars for reviews on Amazon.

We enjoyed the product so much that I WILL BE HAVING MY FIRST FREE GIVEAWAY SOON, giving away a free copy of this book. Stay tuned!

Thank you, Sandy Silverthorne!

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1 comment:

  1. This is such a neat giveaway. My boys would love this book.


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