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Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend – Karen Poth

Sheerluck Holmes is published by ZonderKidz, a trademark of Zondervan.

Sheerluck Holmes is published by ZonderKidz, a trademark of Zondervan.

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Summary: Sniffy is missing and no one knows why! Sheerluck Holmes to the rescue!

Review: As soon as I opened the package my kids took the book and I had a hard time getting it back! They insisted that I read it as soon as possible so we sat down to read.

Our 5 yr. old asked is she could help me read and of course I said yes. We settled in and opened up the book. The book itself is engaging for a number of reasons. 1) It’s Veggie Tales! 2) The pictures are great. 3) It’s a beginning reader with simple sentences. Our daughter read all the words she knew and I read the other. The kids were definitely interested and tried to figure out the mystery along the way.

But, who better to give you a review about a kid’s book than kids? Here are some things they had to say about Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend.

X: “I like it.” “I like how it shows you the other books available.” “I pretty much liked all of it.” “Some of the pictures were funny.”

A: “The doggie in the pictures was cute.” “I liked all of it.”

Q: This kiddo is currently sleeping so I can’t ask but I can tell you that she’s always handing it to me asking me to read it.

They might not have many words to describe it but their faces are priceless when we read it. The smiles are worth it!

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own, no other compensation was received.

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The Rose of Silence – D.J. Griffin

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From the publisher: “Of all the places in the world, non was so strange as the kingdom made entirely of glass. When Traveler went into the glass village and met all the glass people, he was amazed. But when he learned that they have been cursed  to be this way, and that they desperately wanted freedom from the scraping and jingling of the glass, he knew what he had to do. The Rose of Silence is an exciting story of adversity, danger, and victory. Does Traveler has what it takes to succeed? Can he save the people from their curse?”

Review: I have been looking forward to reading this story ever since I heard it was being published. When it arrived in the mail, the kids were excited to look at it before I even got to read it. The 3-year old flipped through to check out the pictures and asked questions about what was going on. The 5-year old was just excited that I’d gotten a book that wasn’t chapters long and “boring”. He’s 5, what can I say?

I finally got the book away from the kids long enough to read it and I enjoyed it. The kids and I have gotten through part of it together during story time and they have enjoyed what we’ve read thus far. This is an easy read and it’s fairly short (40 pages) with beautifully hand-drawn illustrations. There is a point in the story where a voice says “Believe…because I love them.” (pg 28) and it just gave me goosebumps. While the younger audience may not understand the allegory, it’s there for them to realize as they grow older. I look forward to reading more from author D. J. Griffin. His first published story The Rose of Silence is a winner!

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own, I was not required to write a positive review.

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