Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (4 of 6)
Location: Richmond, VA USA
Birthday: Oct. 5
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I'm currently work PT. I spend most of my 'free' time volunteering, gardening, taking pictures, doing stuff with/for my kids, taking care of our growing collection of random pets and reading. If I had an open credit card, I'd shop at Pier One, Target and buy books! I would love to have an interior decorator come help me redo my house- new paint and a new look- inside and out! And if I had a open v… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 571,640 - Total Helpful Votes: 4 of 6
Joshua and the Battle of Jericho by Bill Yenne
My 4 yr old brought home this book from his preschool library. I've been searching for a good children's Bible to explain stories to them, but most are either too complicated or too simple. This book is easy to read, colorful and easy to understand. The wording is simple and the concepts are clear. The pictures are child friendly and explain the text. I enjoyed reading this book and would say that it's great for a wide range of ages. It's a shame the series is now discontinued as it appears to cover a wide variety of Bible topics. I will probably buy them individually from buyers.
I Want To Be An Astronaut by Barton
3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the moon????, July 2 2003
I checked this book out after my 3 yr old preschoolers had done a theme week on space at school. My son looked at it before I had read it and the first thing he told me is "there is no moon in this book". Every picture of "space" shows the earth in a larger than life format (doesn't the earth look tiny from outer space??), yet not once is there a hint of the moon or stars or anything resembling "space", especially in the eyes of a child.
Aside from that annoyance, this book still has the great illustrations of other Byron Barton books. My guys' favorite picture is the shuttle blasting off. They also enjoy the pictures of activities that take place inside the shuttle - eating, sleeping,… Read more
Assertive Discipline For Parents Revised Edition by Lee Canter
I have read several "discipline" books with many more on my nightstand. This is by far one of the best books for all ages, from toddlers to teens. The book is easy to read (1-2 hours at the most), gives great examples and has already inspired me to take charge of my parenting with my almost 4 yr old twin boys. I can certainly see it's effectiveness into the teen years.
The Canter's give you an overview of "being assertive" and ineffective communication. Then they keep it simple by giving you in one short chapter the tools most parents will need to get results - speak assertively, use nonverbal cues, utilize the broken record technique for arguers, and praise when… Read more