Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Book Review: The Rainbow Egg

The Rainbow Egg, by Linda Hendricks, M.D, is about a little bird in need of a safe place for her egg to hatch. She searches for the perfect spot, but realizes she can’t find one. Then, she stumbles upon a hen house that is home to a chicken family without an egg. The little bird sweetly places the egg on the hen house nest and celebrates as the baby chick is hatched tucked under the wing of the chicken family. What a great way to introduce the idea of adoption for children! My little recap doesn’t do the cute story justice. 

This is a cute book with a mighty message, shared in a simple way. First, I enjoy all things chicken. Second, the artwork was beautifully done. Third, I enjoy the way the author speaks of both the birth mom and the adoptive family. 

(Here is where I pull out my deep desire to be on Reading Rainbow when I was a kid...) But don't take my word for it, go out and get yourself a copy today! 

I was given a free e-book copy of The Rainbow Egg in exchange for my honest opinions of the story. Thanks booklookbloggers! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Book Review: Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

A few quiet evenings during our favorite week of the year (family camp!) offered me the chance to read through a great book. Eric Metases did a great job on his research and development of a student edition of his famous biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy. 

I enjoyed the extra definitions, historic timelines, thought provoking questions, quotes and the maps he included in this edition. It seemed the perfect amount of information for a student learning about Bonhoeffer and the horrific acts towards the Jews. 


Since this is a student edition, I would suggest it be read by an older middle schooler or high schooler. It would be a great source for a research project, class report or personal study. I plan on keeping it on our bookshelf to add to our homeschool history lessons when the time is right. 


Thanks BookLook for a free copy to read and review. All thoughts on the book are my own.