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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Words to Dream On by Diane Stortz {Children's Book Review}

Disclosure: I received a sample copy of this book to review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Bedtime in my house seems to consist of a lot of chaos and shenanigans, regardless of how hard I try to instill a good, solid routine. There's always someone running away from getting teeth brushed, or asking for a drink of water after the lights are out, or realizing that their most treasured stuffed puppy is absent without leave.

In the spirit of keeping some consistency in the routine, we always make sure to take the time to stop and read some books before bed, even if the kids are (literally) bouncing off the walls. My favorites are the Bible story collection books - there's no better way for my kids to drift to sleep than with the promises of Jesus at the front of their minds.

This book - Words to Dream On by Diana Stortz - has been one of our favorites in recent weeks. It contains beautifully illustrated renditions of 52 Bible stories. Each story is told in just a few pages, which makes them perfect for bedtime reading. The illustrations by Diane Le Feyer are warm and feature characters full of emotion, which helps bring the stories to life for little listeners.

Each story features a story from the Bible (most of them are fairly well-known), written in terms easy for kids to understand. At the end of the story, we find both a Bedtime Blessing and a Sleepy-Time Prayer, which help to tie it all together for the kids. I love watching my children become familiar with the stories of Joseph, Moses, David, and Jesus. I get to live vicariously through their childhood faith and see the Bible come to life right before my own eyes, too! The book features a place on the cover page to inscribe who the book is to and from, which makes it a perfect gift.

We're so glad to have this title in our collection and I know it will be loved greatly throughout the years!

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for my review sample of this book. I received no compensation for posting a review and all views expressed are my own.

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