Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Book giveaway for children's picture books

Books: God Loves Me More Than That, and When God Created My Toes

I fell in love with these rhyming books, especially with God Loves Me More Than That, and I think you will too. If you leave a comment here you are entered to win a copy of these two books and one more, and some folks have already commented on my earlier post and you are entered too.

Both books were written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by David Hohn. I read that Dandi has written 400 children's books; she has an delightful gift for writing for children.

Anyone who reads "God Loves Me More Than That" to a small child will feel enveloped in God's love, which is a deep love and a soft love, as the author sweetly writes.

Summary: In two new books from best-selling children’s author Dandi Daley Mackall, clever rhymes and delightful illustrations help young children, ages one and up, understand God’s huge love for them and his joy in creating them. These enchanting picture books from the writer-illustrator team of Dandi Mackall and David Hohn will instill awe in young children as they revel in each page. Parents alike will appreciate the engaging stories that communicate God’s perfect plan and his divine purpose for little hearts.

In God Loves Me More Than That, children learn that God loves them deeper than a wishing well, wider than a semi-truck, louder than thunder, and softer than a kitten’s sneeze. Each question, presented with charming child-like faith will help young ones grasp the great love of God through comparisons and descriptions they can easily understand. In short, they’ll discover that His love is bigger, wider, higher, and deeper than anything they could imagine!

In When God Made My Toes, kids are drawn into the wonder of their creation by God. Their masterful artist who fashioned them just right for amazing and delightful adventures, such as roller skating, finger-painting, doing flips, and drinking cocoa. Children will come to an understanding that God shaped each part of their amazing bodies with joy, delight, and humor.

Author Bio: Dandi Daley Mackall has published more than 400 books for children and adults, with more than 3 million combined copies sold. She is the author of WaterBrook’s two other delightful Dandilion Rhymes books, A Gaggle of Geese & A Clutter of Cats and The Blanket Show. A popular keynote speaker at conferences and Young Author events, Mackall lives in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, and a menagerie of horses, dogs, and cats.

Illustrator Bio: David Hohn is an award-winning illustrator who graduated with honors from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He has worked as both a staff artist and an art director for a children’s software company in Portland , Oregon , a position which led to his art directing an award-winning project for Fisher-Price. Hohn’s recent projects include Lisa Tawn Bergren’s God Gave Us Christmas.

Book: God Gave Us Heaven

Summary: Little Cub awakens one morning with some important questions on her mind: What is heaven like? How do we get there? Will we eat in heaven? Will we be angels?

During a delightful day spent wandering their arctic world, Papa gently answers each question, assuring Little Cub that heaven is a wonderful place, “a million times better” than she can imagine. He explains how God has made a way for those who love him to enter their heavenly home forever after their lives on earth are over.

Reuniting the best-selling author-illustrator team from God Gave Us You, this gentle story provides satisfying answers for a young child’s most difficult questions about heaven. Parents, grandparents, childcare professionals, librarians, Sunday school teachers, and others will appreciate the gentle approach to a topic that’s on the minds of so many “little cubs.”

Through captivating, full-color illustrations and tender, biblically sound storytelling, young readers and those who love them will find reasons to rejoice in knowing that God Gave Us Heaven.

Author Bio: Lisa Tawn Bergren is the award-winning author of nearly thirty titles, totaling more than one million books in print. She writes in a broad range of genres, from adult fiction to devotional. God Gave Us Heaven is Lisa’s fourth children’s book, following in the tradition of the best-selling God Gave Us You. She makes her home in Colorado , with her husband, Tim, and their children, Olivia, Emma, and Jack.

Illistrator Bio: Laura J. Bryant studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore . She has illustrated numerous award-winning children’s books, including God Gave Us You, Smudge Bunny, and If You Were My Baby. Laura lives in Asheville , North Carolina .


lynnmosher said...

Hey, Terra! You have done an excellent job on your blog. I love it! I'm adding your link in my blog link exchange. Hope that's okay! Be blessed...

Ruby (Mouth) said...

Please enter me in. My mkids would love these books.

kamewh said...

These books look wonderful - my sons would love them!

Rebekah (the_littleminx) said...

Oh cool. I'd love to win these for my daughters.


littleminx at cox dot net

Crystal Laine Miller said...

My flower girl is all grown up and a mother now to a beautiful little girl and if I win, I am giving them to her. Thank you offering them in a drawing!

I found out on Twitter, and am glad I did!

Great blog!

crystal.mrsinewa AT gmail DOT com

Karla Akins said...

Please enter me in the contest! I would love to read these to my cottage school kids!
Karla Akins

Pam T said...

These books sound wonderful so let me throw my comment into the box.

the pam from LT
pamt.reviews at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hello, My almost 3 year old loves books and I am always looking for a way to teach him about Gods love. Please enter me to win a book.

Anonymous said...

Children's books are such a wonderful segment of the literature world. And spiritual childrens' books serve and additional role of course, imbuing the joy of God's love into our young ones through pictures and words. Exposing kids to the joys of reading and imagining when reading to them and then seeing them growing into lovers of reading themselves, it's a calling for very special writers who care, I believe. thanks for this exposure to these books!

Marvin D Wilson
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Victoria Lee said...

THanks for the opportunity to win these books!!! I love books that talk about God and explain, in a child's language, who God is and how he loves us. I have a four year old son and he loves it when I read to him. He also like to look at books on his own. Reading is like our special time together. It is amazing how powerful books are in capturing our imaginations, no matter what age you are!

Helen said...

My babies are grown and don't have babies of their own yet, so I won't throw my name in the hat for the prize. But did want to say that the books sound wonderful and very special.

Laura Ann Miller said...

Hi Terra, thanks for mentioning your blog on Shoutlife. My kids and I enjoy discovering new books together. These sound great!

taiyi said...

I always enjoy reading Children books with my kids. Illustration are most wonderful! Enter me in for the lottery!

Terri Tiffany said...

I would love to win one of these books! I had the wonderful opportunity to meet Dandi at the ICRS and interview her. She was so delightful!

Joy Baldwin said...

Nice blog! Thanks for the invite and the visit to my blog. I'll be back and looking forward to reading more of your posts.


Marisa Le'rin Salas said...

please enter me or pick me ...you decide!!
my kids and i would love to read these books together @bedtime

Anonymous said...

Id love to win these books for my girls!


twitter name: Mommy2twingirls

Terra Hangen said...

The winners are selected, and each will receive one of the three books.
Kamewh, Crystal Laine Miller and Marisa Le'rin Salas.
I think I have emails for each of you, so I will send a note to you; or email me with your snail mail address to thekilns at excite dot com

Flower said...

Hi Terra, I just had to come over and say "Hi"...your new book will soon be coming out and that was on my mind also!
These two children's books look adorable...good for the winners!!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Hi, Terra. You visited my Bound to Be Bookish blog once, a while ago. I'm returning to see you! Love your blog. Please enter me in your children's book give-away. My grandchildren would love to hear these books. And, come visit me again some time! http://boundtobebookish.wordpress.com/
Deb - Bookish Dame