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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Mel participated in this review with the TOS Homeschool Crew.

Guardian Angel Publishing publishes books for children ages 0-12.  They publish e-books, print books, books on CD, and soon they will have books on DVD, so that children can actually watch the books on their television.  The company calls its authors and artists its guardian angels.  They have books about subjects ranging from health and hygiene to animals and pets to faith.  They also carry chapter books for "tweens."  Their books are not just reading material, though; they have morals and values instilled in each story.  There are several different titles available, and we were recently able to review four of those.

In this book, Andy is a young boy in a wheelchair who is about to compete in a horsemanship competition after many months of practice and hard work.  He is very excited and nervous all at the same time.  The book really shows the human side of Andy and how fear could have stopped him, but instead of letting it take over, he pressed on and defeated those fears.  Not only that, but he now had a best friend, Spirit, his horse.  It shows how, even though someone may be slightly different, they are the same as anyone else with dreams and feelings....and they can still accomplish their dreams; it might just take a lot of hard work and patience/passion on their part.  It also shows the importance of teamwork.  The book had really colorful illustrations, full page pictures that went along with the story.  At the end of the story, there is also information on wild mustangs and how they are managed.  There are websites listed, so that you can get in contact with several different organizations.  There is also information on 4-H, since Andy was in the 4-H program.  This book would probably make a great reader for a child between second to third grades.  It is priced, starting at $5.00 for the e-book; $10.95 + $6.95 for the print book, or $9.95 + $5.95 for the e-book CD or the DVD book video.

At the end of each book is information on the author and artist, as well, so that you can see the people behind the books. 

This book is for a younger age and would make a great reader for first or second grade.  The story is about two baby flamingos who are really worried because they look different from the rest of the group.  Instead of being pink, they are gray.  They are so concerned about this, until one day, their mother explains to them how some day they will get their pink feathers.  It teaches children that it's ok to be different....  This book leaves room for the imagination to soar, and it has full-page illustrations that are colorful and fun to look at while reading.  This book is also priced at $5.00 for the e-book, $10.95 + $6.95 for the print book, and $9.95 + $5.95 for the e-book CD or the DVD book video.

Did you know that the smallest bone in our bodies is in our middle ears?  Yep, this is just one of the fun facts that was presented in this book.  Along with fun facts on almost every page, there is rhyme that is designed to help children learn the names of the different bones in the body.  At the end of the book is a diagram with the different bones, so that children can study it and learn where they are located.  Then comes a little quiz so they can put all of that learning to the test.  The illustrations were great in this book, with pictures of skeletons and bones throughout, but they were imaginative and fun....perfect for my son Jacob, who loves stuff like this.  This book would probably make a great supplement to a study of the human body in science....it might even benefit older children who are studying human anatomy in biology and struggling to learn all the different names in our bone structure.  The book is priced, starting at $5.00 for the e-book, $10.95 + $6.95 for the print book, and $9.95 + $5.95 for the e-book CD.

This book was a really cute story with adorable illustrations.  It's a story about a donkey, who pretty much feels like he is destined for nothing great in his life, except to pack around people's goods.  No matter how hard he tries to be fit for royalty, he just feels as if he can't do enough and becomes very sad.  Then one day Stubby is taken by two men, and he ends up being given the highest honor of all, to carry Jesus (the King of all) on his back, and he knows that he has finally found true meaning.  This story would also make a great reader for younger ages, and it teaches value in each and every person, no matter how they are made, no matter how they may feel.  They are meant to accomplish a purpose with their lives.  This book starts out in pricing at $5.00 for the e-book, $10.95 + $6.95 for the print book, and $9.95 + $5.95 for the e-book CD or the DVD video book.  

You can see video trailers for some of the books on the Guardian Angel site.  You can read more reviews on the TOS Homeschool Crew Blog.

(Disclosure: I was provided with these free e-books by Guardian Angel Publishing, in association with the TOS Homeschool Crew.)


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