Sun Kisses by Lynda Beaver, Illustrated by Jolie Beaver
Rating: 5 stars
I received this book by the author in exchange for my honest review.
This is a cute little story about little Emily who was picked on at school for all of her freckles. Her mother sat with her and told her the story of how the Sun fell in love with her as a young child and would kiss her often. Mom explained that every time the sun kissed her, a new freckle/spot would appear. Mom explains that she had to have a chat with the Sun and explain if the Sun continued to kiss her, that Emily would be covered. Mom knows that the Sun loved Emily also, but it was decided that the Sun would not kiss her so often anymore.
This story was very sweet and beautifully illustrated. I am going to have to get my hands on a physical copy of this book. It is a very short story of only 13 pages making it a quick and easy read. It is a great story, especially, to help a child with many freckles who might get teased often. I recommend this sweet book.
My Birthday Cake Needs a New Home by Chris Stead
Goodreads Rating: 5 stars
My Birthday Cake Needs a New Home is about a little girl who had a great birthday, but had too much leftover birthday cake. She searches high and low for a new place to put her cake. She tries her ears, her belly button, the refrigerator, her bookshelf, and even in her dad’s car! She finally settled on giving it to her brother.
I really enjoyed the art work for this book. I liked how it had smashed cake everywhere she tried to hide it. I feel it really helps connect the story together. It only takes a couple of minutes to read and is a great bedtime story, especially for those who love their birthday and want to keep all of their leftover cake forever 🙂
Bedtime Stories for Kids by Uncle Amon
Goodreads Rating: 4
Age Group: Early readers (4-8)
This book contains five short stories written by Uncle Amon. I have grown to like his little stories! I wouldn’t mind owning physical copies of books for my library :).
When reviewing a children’s book, it is important to read it from a child’s perspective. It needs to be in language and verbiage that they understand. I think that for the target audience Uncle Amon is reaching for, he meets that need. I do have to admit, as cute as this book was, I did enjoy Happy Monsters better! I thought the stories were cute and fun, however, felt they could have been a little more exciting.