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Thursday, July 21, 2016

All Things Bright and Beautiful (Review and Giveaway)



This week, as part of our spelling curriculum, the kids have been using word from the Anglican hymn All Things Bright and Beautiful by Cecil Frances Alexander as part of the Schoolhouse Spelling for week 2.  So you can only imagine my surprise when Monday we received a wonderful book that illustrates the entire hymn in beautiful watercolor paintings.


All Things Bright and Beautiful is a gorgeous hardcovered book with illustrations by Katy Hudson, who many might be familiar with as she has written other popular children's books.  The picture follow three little children as they explore all of God's creations found while out on camping trip with their parents, along with the verses of the original hymn. 

The illustrations are gorgeous and you can tell they have been reproduced from canvas paintings. They are bright and colorful and filled with all sorts of images of nature, from a mountain stream to a starry night.  Children would easily be able to relate to the pictures in this book and picture themselves doing the same activities as the three children in the book, especially children who do nature studies or who's family spend even a small bit of time out in nature. 



Not only was the timing perfect because of the lesson we were currently working on but the kids were super thrilled when they realized that the three children were camping with their family out in nature as they are SUPER excited with the fact that we will be having our own camping adventure as we pitch a tent in Yosemite Natural Park next week.   When they saw that the parents were pitching a tent and they were camping out in the woods, the kids went wild talking about maybe the books setting was in Yosemite and that they could see owls, deer and wolves or find a small stream while on our trip next week. 


The book has been a hit in our house this week and I have ever found Ashleigh curled up in my bed reading it to her pet rat - Yes! You read that right, her pet rat. Hey, after all, All Creatures Great and Small....The Lord God Made Them All!!  (Excuse her hair, she hadn't been up for very long at this point..LOL) 


This is a wonderful children's book and will be a great book to pass on to my children's children later down the road as the message behind it and the way it illustrates it is so perfect.



And here's the great news.. One of my readers will win their own copy of All Things Bright and Beautiful for their own family.  I'm sure this book with be an instant favorite for your children as much as it has been for mine.  Giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada who have not won any other giveaway from Propeller/Flyby Promotions in the last 30 Days.  

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Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”



16 comments:

  1. The Seven Silly Eaters is a family favorite!

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  2. Good Night Gorilla is the current favorite!

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  3. We love to read Paddington and Cat in the hat

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  4. We love the book called The Mischevians

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  5. I love reading adivina cuanto te quiero (guess how much i love you) to my precious baby girl!

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  6. We love reading the grumpy lady bug

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  7. my daughter likes where the sidewalk ends! thanks so much for the chances to win.

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  8. We like reading Pete the Cats books

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  9. the like Dr seuss and curious george books

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  10. I love to read jack and the beanstalk to my grandson.

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  11. We love reading "Jonathan Jasper Jeremy Jones"

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  12. I like to read Go Dog Go! by Dr. Seuss

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  13. Right now she is enjoying The Very Hungry Catterpillar.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  14. The Brown Bear

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  15. Go Dog Go! by Dr. Seuss or Clifford the Big Red Dog

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