Board Book Review: A Day at the Zoo

My Big Wimmelbook—A Day at the Zoo by Carolin Gortler
My Big Wimmelbook—A Day at the Zoo
by Carolin Gortler

5 out of 5 stars

This is an entertaining search-and-find book with a beautiful chaos of different people and animals at the zoo. Everywhere you look there is something interesting happening and a story line to follow!

I love the colorful and detailed illustrations! Each page is beautifully drawn with fun little details to draw the reader in. I’m 38 years old, and I was fascinated with each intricate scene!

It’s so fun to search for people in the hustle and bustle of the scenery and follow them from page to page as their little story unfolds. Suzy is looking for her teddy bear, and Hamid is having trouble with his camera as a bee bothers him. Animals everywhere are eating and playing. People all over the zoo are acting out their own dramas and the animals are a focal point of the entire book. Continue reading

MKs in Cambodia


These MKs in Cambodia just received a package of books, and they have huge smiles on their faces!  They obviously love reading!

“We were all absolutely thrilled!  Since they arrived a few days ago our son has been asking to read books first thing after breakfast (instead of asking for cartoons). Love it!  And our daughter adores all things science so she’s been fascinated by the book about the Human Body. ” -Missionaries in Cambodia


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MK in West Africa

This MK in West Africa just received some books about art, and immediately started coloring and drawing!

“We got the books and one little girl was so excited!! She has been drawing and drawing and drawing! And asking me to read the books over and over! One day when she become a famous artist, I will have her paint a picture of you!!!
Thank you so much for brightening her day and thinking of her. What a sweet blessing!” – Missionary in West Africa

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Book Review: The Dragons of Ordinary Farm

The Dragons of Ordinary Farm
The Dragons of Ordinary Farm by Tad Williams

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tyler and Lucinda are dismayed that they have to spend the summer at the farm with their mysterious Uncle Gideon, whom they have never met. But when they arrive at Ordinary Farm, they find it full of mythical beasts and other-worldly people. The secrets go deep, and the past will threaten everyone on the farm, unless Tyler and Lucinda can navigate the mysteries of Ordinary Farm, warding off attack from the outside before it collapses from within. Continue reading

Book Review: The Specific Ocean

The Specific Ocean
The Specific Ocean by Kyo Maclear
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This sweetly quiet story of a little girl who slowly falls in love with the Pacific Ocean brought me a sense of wonder! At the beginning the girl is reluctant to get in the water, but she gradually comes to love playing in and around the ocean. Her dreamy observations and imaginings around the seaside are just lovely, and bring the reader immediately into the story. You can taste that salt air and feel the waves pulling at your feet! Continue reading