12/6/15

Book Review: Hipster Animals: A Field Guide By Dyna Moe

 
Hipster Animals
A Field Guide
By Dyna Moe
ISBN: 978-1-60774-791-8
Retails for $14.99
Humor/Parody

About: 
Hipster Animals A Field Guide is an illustrated pocket guide to the hipsters across America. This book helps the reader identify these urban wildlife in their natural habitats. 


Summary:
I absolutely loved this book because I too, am a hipster animal! This book is not only funny, it's informative and all of the references in here are sure to get anybody laughing. The sarcastic tone is mild but legit. The purpose of this book is to poke fun at pop culture stereotypes of those who classify as hipster. There are so many types and by reading this book, you can pinpoint what your friends are, what your family members may be, and you might discover your own inner spirit animal. 

What's neat is this book also covers varying food trucks, what to buy at a farmer's market, most popular haircuts, and the Gentrification Cycle. The illustrations are seriously so good. Very bright and colorful and very well thought of. Each one helps bring the character descriptions to life.
 I seriously cracked up at a lot of them! 

I'd definitely recommend this book to anybody who takes life too seriously.
I think I've found a new favorite author! 





*FTC DISCLAIMER: This book was sent to me complimentary of Blogging For Books, in exchange for my review!* 



Book Review: Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch


Raising Kids in an Entitled World
By Kristen Welch
ISBN: 978-1-4964-0529-6
Retails for $15.99



Teaching your children to say "thank you" for things in life is one thing, but teaching them to be grateful is another. Raising Kids in and Entitled World is a Christian lifestyle parenting book that helps the reader connect with some of the most practical parenting advice. 

It's easy to get lost in this confusing ride that is parenting and we ultimately all we seek in life is to make our children happy. Sometimes that comes with a price. When you have the ability to always say yes, greed sets in sometimes and we often overindulge in our children through many ways and then they wind up becoming selfish and needy. 

During times of failure, children need positive and constructive interaction. If we offer too much grace and not enough discipline, or vice versa then we lose sight of our children's best interests.

This book offers suggestions on how to encourage our children how to become more selfless through conversation topics and activity ideas to establish new rules or family habits. 

What I really liked about this book was the ease of reading. This is a book that makes you question all the important stuff and helps open your eyes to possibilities. Parenting is hard work, but with this book and some of it's suggestions, we can be reminded to encourage ourselves to put Christ first and pray for our children. We are raising the future and the are living examples for our children. Our children are always watching us. Let's show them the way! 

I feel like this book is perfect for new parents and experienced parents alike. There is something to be learned by everybody in here. This 243 page paper book is beautiful and the layout in which the text is typed makes this book extremely easy to read. 


*FTC Disclaimer: This book was sent to me complimentary of Tyndale in exchange for my review!*

Book Review: Frost Bible



Frost Bible
Tommy Nelson Publishers
ISBN: 978-0-7180-3947-9
Retails for $19.99
Suggested age:7-10+ years

So this Bible has to be one of the most attractive Children's Bibles out there, but that is really all that it is. It's not associated with the Frozen movie at all, which was a huge disappointment to my daughters who happen to be huge fans of the Frozen movie. 
  The blue cover, features a holographic snowflake surrounding the words Holy Bible, and the rest of the cover has little snowflakes and glitter all around the book. This is a pretty heavy hardcover Bible with 1312 pages.  The pages are pretty and the color inserts were a great addition to this book though. The Bible even came with a free tote bag.  You can tell this Bible was created with little girls in mind.   This would make a great stocking stuffer for any little girl who likes all things pretty, or Frozen "suggested". 


*FTC Disclaimer: This book was sent to me complimentary of BookLookBloggers in exchange for my honest review.*