Showing posts with label Corey Egbert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Corey Egbert. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Review & Giveaway: The Atonement of Jesus Christ is for Me by Sierra Wilson, illustrated by Corey Egbert





Heidi Reads... The Atonement of Jesus Christ is for Me by Sierra Wilson, illustrated by Corey Egbert

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing

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Synopsis

Christ's Atonement is stronger than storms on the sea--and it's Jesus's gift to you and to me. This reverent, rhyming picture book teaches that the Atonement can help us overcome any challenge we face, whether we've made a bad choice or feel lonely or scared. Help your children learn that when we turn to Jesus Christ, we can do hard things and become our best selves.

My Review

I loved this sweet book that helps children understand the Atonement and how they can access its blessings. Of course there is an emphasis on Christ, and the loving way He helps us when we turn to him through prayer and the choices we make when we need help. The illustrations are simple yet powerful, and will be easy for children of all ages to relate to. This is a great resource for introducing children to a deeper relationship with Jesus and a perfect gift for children turning 8 and preparing for baptism.

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)


About the Author


Sierra Wilson started talking early and has been a storyteller ever since. She loves to teach and work with children, and this love has shaped her life from working as a junior high/high school English teacher and children’s art teacher to serving as a church children’s leader and a mother. Sierra is passionate about writing, art, hiking, family time, and eating entirely too much chocolate. She currently lives with her husband and three young children in the prairies of Alberta, where she is a toddler-chaser by day and a writer/artist by night.

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Corey Egbert has always loved books and art, so when he discovered that he could create both at the same time by being an illustrator, he couldn't have been happier. His illustrations can be seen in The Niuhi Shark Saga books and the album covers of recording artist Rob Taylor. He lives in Manti, Utah with his wife Natalya, son Oliver, and their cat, Rex.





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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Review: The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket by Annalisa Hall, illustrated by Corey Egbert


Heidi Reads... The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket by Annalisa Hall, illustrated by Corey Egbert

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing

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Synopsis

Your children don't see the Holy Ghost, but that doesn't mean they can't feel His presence. With heart-warming illustrations, The Holy Ghost Is Like a Blanket depicts characteristics of the Holy Ghost by comparing them to objects children remember and relate to. These meaningful analogies will help your little ones recognize the Holy Ghost as a real influence in their lives.

My Review

I think it's so great that the publisher created another version of this book! The original featured a girl in the illustrations, with her father, mother, and baby brother. In this new "boy version", the young boy is now the featured character, with his father, mother and older sister. The text is the same and pictures are subtly changed- the older sister is posed where the baby used to be, and the mother's hair is softer with more of a wave. It was fun to compare the two books and look for the differences!

The content is wonderful, I loved the examples used to describe the Holy Ghost and the way we feel the Spirit. There are references at the end for each example with a small image from the book, 1-2 scripture verses from the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants and Pearl of Great Price, and a song from The Children's Songbook. I can see this being used for a Family Home Evening lesson and creative activity using the examples in the book!  The Holy Ghost is Like a Blanket is perfect for children of all ages, and would make a lovely gift for a child preparing for baptism.

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)



Check out the original publication with a girl in the illustrations . . .

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About the Author

Annalisa Hall is an author, blogger, ldsbc & byu grad, wife, fast-paced helpmate, mother of three, mom-prenuer, child of God, amazing friend, sewing extraordinaire, ready reader, efficient secretary, glorified storyteller, poetess, busy homemaker, an "aunt anna" 39 times over, a great aunt (as in my niece has a baby girl), lame cook, better baker, great primary teacher, proud visiting teacher, green thumbkin, thrifty shopper, tip junkie, lego queen, airsoft enthusiast, graphic designer, eco-friendly house cleaner, chauffeur, hubby's best friend, and fanatic.

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Corey Egbert has always loved books and art, so when he discovered that he could create both at the same time by being an illustrator, he couldn't have been happier. His illustrations can be seen in The Niuhi Shark Saga books and the album covers of recording artist Rob Taylor. He lives in Manti, Utah with his wife Natalya, son Oliver, and their cat, Rex.




Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Review: I Can Pray Every Day by Catherine Christensen, Illustrated by Corey Egbert


 Heidi Reads... I Can Pray Every Day by Catherine Christensen, Illustrated by Corey Egbert

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing

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Synopsis

“Heavenly Father hears my prayers. I know He listens and He cares.” This adorable picture book is the perfect way to teach your little ones when, where, and how to pray. With colorful illustrations, rhyming text, and simple reminders of eternal truths, it’s bound to become a family favorite in your home.

My Review

This is a sweet, simple book about how prayer can be meaningful and personal. It emphasizes that children can pray anytime, anywhere, about anything. I love the illustrations which have a retro-vintage vibe and a cohesive color theme. Both my 8 and 2 year old daughters love reading it, so it's great for a wide variety of ages. This book would make a great gift!

(Thank you to Cedar Fort Publishing for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)