Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Keoni's Big Question" Book Review

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!


Today's Wild Card author is:


and the book:


Keoni's Big Question

BCH Fulfillment & Distribution; first edition edition (September 25, 2008)


MY REVIEW:
I read this book to my kids (6 children ages 9 months to 12 years) and asked them what they thought of it when I was finished. I wanted to share their thoughts with you...
Chloe (age 9) said, "That was awesome! That was a really cool book and I liked the ending."
Sarah (age 12) said, "I loved it. Especially the part where Keoni is talking to the old fisherman."
Philip said, "I liked it." (That would be the opinion of an 11 year old boy :-)
They all agreed that they would definitely recommend it to other children.
In my adult opinion, I thought it was well done and really did a good job of answering an important spiritual question in an easy to understand way for kids. In this case the question is, "Why can't we see God?" Keoni asks people in his life this question but isn't really satisfied with the answers... he keeps asking until revelation comes. The concept of pressing in until the answer comes is wonderful for kids to grasp.
The illustrations are fanciful and Chloe said she like the picture that showed Keoni and all the light (his moment of revelation). All in all this is a lovely children's book with a good spiritual storyline.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


As an enthusiastic Sunday school teacher, Patti Ogden found herself with a sincere burden to help kids seek their own spiritual growth. She is the author of Keoni's Big Question and two more Christian children's books planned for 2009. Patti lives in Oregon, Illinois with her husband Jeff, of 35 years. She is a mother of two and grandmother to five darlings that fill her life with joy.

Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $12.00
Children's 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: BCH Fulfillment & Distribution; first edition edition (September 25, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 098167836X
ISBN-13: 978-0981678368

AND NOW...THE FIRST TWO PAGES:




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1 comment:

Patti B. Ogden said...

Greetings Janna! I wanted to stop by and tell you how excited I was to read your review of my first book on your blogspot. I appreciated hearing the reactions that your children, Sarah, Chloe and Phillip had after you read my book to them. What a thrill to know that the purpose of my story was accomplished, touching young hearts to know more about God.
I invite your readers to stop by our website at www.capstone-productions.com. Happy reading!