Sunday, August 5, 2018

Review: Candy Apple Blessings by Maddie Frost


CANDY APPLE BLESSINGS
Illustrated by Maddie Frost
Thomas Nelson
Board Book/Religious
20 pages 
ages 0 to 4


Candy Apple Blessings is a cheery seasonal board book that explores the many reasons we love fall! Including a charming embellished cover and whimsical art, this book follows some animal friends as they celebrate the best parts of autumn. 

Whether it’s choosing a pumpkin from the patch, jumping in a colorful pile of leaves, or going on a hayride with friends, Candy Apple Blessings is a fun way to thank God for the beautiful parts of the season that you get to enjoy together!

With charming art and a gleaming foil, Candy Apple Blessings is the perfect way to celebrate all the wonderful things about fall.




MY TIDBITS

Autumn is almost here and this book holds a bountiful supply of fun activities and moments the season brings.

The cover already inspires smiles with it's shining reds and golds accompanying three friends, who are having obvious fun. Sturdy pages make this a read for smaller hands and promises to withstand a little rougher treatment. Each two-page spread depicts a Fall activity from eating candy apples to pumpkin patches to decorating the house in fitting colors. There's an accompany 5-line rhyme which carries a lot of bounce, especially due to the fun fitting noise repeat on every 4th line. My kids got a kick out of this part.

The text is simple enough for even younger listeners. The rhymes come across a little chaotic but that's part of the fun. All of this snuggles in with colorful illustrations, which demonstrate the activity. It's hard not to wish it were possible to join in with the characters as they romp through Autumn.

All of these activities hit a more rural setting and encourage kids to get outside and enjoy things such as festivals and picking pumpkins. According to the blurb on the back of the book, these ideas are also tiny inspiration points for activities parents can do with their kids to give Autumn that special touch.


I received a complimentary copy through Booklook Bloggers and enjoyed the crisp, happy feelings so much that I wanted to leave my honest thoughts.