Month: June 2015

Book Review: My Sing-Along Bible by Stephen Elkins


When I saw this book, I thought it would a great way to review or introduce Bible stories with children since I always remember things better when I learn it through music. This book doesn’t disappoint on that idea. Within just a minute, the kids I showed this to were singing along and loving it. Each page contains beautiful illustrations by Susan Reagan in bright hues. In addition to being pretty, the illustrations clearly present the main idea of the passage which would be helpful to non-readers. The pictures accompany a short Bible story or Bible-based life lesson. A Bible verse is listed for each story along with a little lessons box that summarizes the story and the lyrics to some, if not all, the song for that story. The pages are made of thick paper and lay flat for easy reading. While I feel it would be best for toddlers and preschoolers, I think all young children could find enjoyment in this book. My only complaint is that there seems to be no way to correlate the track number on the CD to the story in the book without counting through the stories. Perhaps the title of the songs show up on different CD players than the one I tried. Otherwise, I think it’s a great find for small children!

I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.

Finally, fun vegetables!

A review of Inspiralized:Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals by Ali Maffucci

This book starts with an introduction to spiralizing, the cooking method that uses a spiralizer tool to cut vegetables into spaghetti-like shapes. The recipes cover breakfast to snacks to desserts and everything in between. The book is filled with lots of beautiful pictures with such vibrant colors. Each recipe has a difficulty rating, number of servings, cook and prep times, and nutritional information. It also provides extra information that identifies a recipe as gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, or paleo. I also appreciate that the author lists alternative vegetables in case you don’t care for her selected vegetable.

I was intrigued by the idea of spiralizing vegetables. This book gives you ideas on how to turn comfort foods, such as pasta, into healthier versions. I’m not sure exactly why, but the vegetables just look like more fun in a spiralized form. It maybe that it reminds me of a childhood favorite of spaghetti. Anyway, I also enjoy the texture of spiralized vegetables. This book would be a great addition to the library of someone who wants to enjoy fresh and healthy eating!

I received this book for free from’s Blogger Program in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.