Another Itty Bitty Book Review & Giveaway!!

It’s time for another Itty Bitty Book Review!  I never realized just how fun it can be to review kids books and I think I may just be a little hooked J.

This time I am looking at an incredibly sweet book, I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug, by Caroline B. Cooney with illustrations by Tim Warnes.  When it comes to kids books I am a nut for great illustration and if it is married with great story telling, I can almost guarantee you have a book that will stand the test of time. This one fits the bill all the way around.

small bear hug
Beautifully illustrated this bedtime story is filled with animals, bugs, fish and hugs of all shapes and sizes I put it to the test with the little’s that hang around my house.  Younger than the ages range of the book (4-8), my little’s adore this one and I have yet to read it only once at a sitting.  Hugs are a universal-and ageless-symbol of emotion and I don’t think there is a little too young to understand the language of hugs.

Whether it is duck hugs or “wiggly, wriggly…creepy crawly” hugs bringing out the giggles or all the other slithery, wooly kinds of hugs eliciting smiles, one thing that can’t be beat is the promise of unlimited snuggles when you sit down with I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug. If you have a little in your life this one is a must for your book shelves.

Giveaway time!

Because I think this one is so great, I am going to do one more Itty Bitty giveaway!  I have one hardcover copy of I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug to share with one lucky reader out there J  Just leave a comment below with the name of your favorite book growing up and that’s your entry!  I will be running this over on Instagram (thatsmesusanmulder) too so make sure to hop over there for another entry opportunity!  Giveaway is open to US residents (sorry) and closes Sunday, April 23, 2017.  Winner has 24 hours from notification to respond before another name is picked.

Happy Reading and Good Luck!

As always, my views are my own. Life is too short so I only pick the good stuff to write about (and give away from time to time!). I am not paid for my endorsements or reviews. A huge thank you to Zonderkidz  and BlogAbout Network for generously providing a review and giveaway copy of I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug.



An Itty Bitty Book Review (Bible Basics, a Baby Believer Counting Primer) AND a Giveaway!!


This is so fun! I do book reviews here and there and all of them have been for the more mature crowd-this time I get to share about a sweet little children’s book that I love!  Bible Basics, A Baby Believer Counting Primer by Danielle Hitchen with art by Jessica Blanchard is an easy to read, beautifully illustrated introduction to understanding the bible its truths.

I have grand babies ranging in age from one to four and the concepts presented in Bible Basics are easily adaptable to their individual attention spans and levels of understanding. For the older kiddos the book introduces them to scripture, the nature of Jesus, the Trinity, the Beatitudes, and more in bite size chunks that invite deeper conversation. For the younger ones, the numbered topics, 1-10, can hold their attention with the beautiful illustrations and helps familiarize them with the Bible and will grow with their ability to understand the material. This is also a generously, sturdy board book great for little hands and will be long lasting.

Denise HItchen has written one of the most creatively presented and well done early Bible catechism books I have come across! Hitchen’s approach to offering solid biblical truths doesn’t over simplify but is straight forward, giving just the right amount of information.  I appreciate children’s books that don’t talk down to children or underestimate their ability to grasp more complex ideas. Bible Basics delivers great content partnered with wonderful illustrations that make this book a pleasure to enjoy for all ages!

Because I love this little book so much, I am going to do a give away!  It’s easy-peasy and it’s going to be a quick one!  I will pick a winner on Saturday, April 8, 2017 and pop it in the mail so(hopefully!) you can get it in time to add to your little ones Easter basket! Simply leave a comment below and tell us about your favorite Easter memory and you’ll be entered! I will be running this over on my Instagram account too (thatsmesusanmulder) and if you pop over there, like the post, and leave a comment you’ll get an extra entry-just make sure you let me know you have commented over here too :)!!

As with all my reviews-I only want the good stuff out there and do my best to bring you the best books. My views are my own and I am not paid for my words. I would like to thank Catachesis Books and BlogAbout for  generously providing review and giveaway copies of Bible Basics, A Baby Believer Counting Primer