"The Blessings Jar" Review and Giveaway!

Lately I've been wanting to buy more children's books for Wyatt and Gwen.  

I think it might have started with my boss's baby shower - they requested that everyone bring her a children's book for the baby, and there were so many good ones that I forgot about!  

After that I created a whole wish list on Amazon full of children's books that I want to buy for my kiddos, and I think I'm going to be working on buying them gradually over the next couple years.  I'd like my kids to have a good selection.  But that's another post for another day.

One thing that I realized when I was creating my wish list though was that I also want my kids to have a lot of good quality children's books that point them to Jesus!  I don't mind secular books for kids too, because they can be fun, but any opportunity I have to drill God's truth into their little hearts - I'm going to take it.  So I was so excited when Thomas Nelson offered me some great Christian children's books to review!

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One of the books they sent me was called "The Blessings Jar"  (you can see a preview here and a free coloring page here) and it was written by an author I've read before, Colleen Coble.  The book is a story of "Punky Grace" learning to see the blessings around her and getting rid of her "grumpies" by filling up a blessing jar her grandma gave her.  I read the back and realized that Coble based the characters on her granddaughter and herself, which I liked!  It added a personal touch to a sweet story.

I loved that the book is a board book, but it's a full-size book too - it seems like a lot of board books are mini-books, and I liked that this was a nice big book with beautiful pictures, and pages that Wyatt can't tear.

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When I was paging through it I was worried that Wyatt wouldn't sit through the whole story because he's been so wiggly during book reading lately - but he sat right down and was studying the pages while we read - he really enjoyed it!  

This is really a cute book, with a great story, and the illustrations were interesting and included lots of things to hold little ones' attentions.  I loved that it encouraged kids to look for the different blessings that God gives us in our everyday life.  I would definitely recommend this book!

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Note: I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson, in exchange for this review.  This is my honest opinion.

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I'm excited to say that Thomas Nelson is giving me the opportunity to give away a copy of "The Blessings Jar", along with "The ABC's Of God Loves Me" to one lucky reader! Fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter! 


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