Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide Day 14: Gifts From The Heart Book Review and Giveaway



About the book:

Gifts from the Heart is a royal adventure fit for the most rambunctious of princes and princesses. A brother and sister, Jon and Sue, take an imaginary journey into a medieval world of kings and castles. They find themselves in a bustling town that’s preparing a party for their king. While the townspeople are busy looking for fancy gifts to buy, Jon and Sue—with the help of their new friend Mary Anne—remind everyone that the talents God has given them are the most precious gifts of all. At the end of the day, the king’s celebration is a success because each person gives a gift from their heart. 


An answer-aloud question section at the end of the story encourages parents and children to talk about the lessons they've just learned and to discover the adventure in their own daily lives.



Check out these fun activities for your children to do, in PDF Format


Read an excerpt here.




About Victoria:

Victoria Osteen serves with her husband, Joel, as co-pastor of Lakewood Church—America’s largest church. She has a passion and energy for life that is contagious. Her passion for helping people has led her to devote her time to missions work in some of the most impoverished places on Earth. Today, as a nationally recognized Christian leader and the mother of two children, she is an inspiration and mentor to women everywhere. She is committed to helping women, children and families discover their purpose and reach their highest potential. This summer, she founded the Victoria Osteen Literacy Program,  with the hopes of promoting summer reading and encouraging kids to pick up a book and read with their families on hazy, lazy summer days—and throughout the rest of the year. You can find out more about her at VictoriaOsteen.com


My Review:


What a beautiful way to teach children the importance of using our talents to give to those around us. The illustrations are whimsical and beautiful, and will definitely catch the attention  of preschool children everywhere. A wonderful read-aloud book to share with your little princes and princesses this holiday season.


BUY IT: You can purchase Gifts From The Heart by Victoria Osteen online, directly from Simon and Schuster


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GIVEAWAY ENDS DECEMBER 3, 2010


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!


***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Simon and Schuster Publishers, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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