Book Review: Muhiima’s Quest; by Rahma Rodaah; illustrated by: Daria Horb

So in my last book review I let you guys know how much I LOVE BOOKS

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This is literally me every time I get a new book!!! I am always reading, but lately I have been very intentional about what my children read, and am becoming very involved with their book choices; not only that I work in the child care field and I LOVE to read to the kids, I try to make the book as interesting as possible by making voices through the different characters, making sounds, and just trying to be more creative, because my mission is to get them to love books as much as I do (this is what I think they look like when I am reading a story)

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I don’t think all of them are that excited, but we will pretend they are! LOL

Anyway the book that I am going to review today is called Muhiima’s Quest

First I want to say that I am a BIG  visual person! So with that being said, I have to comment on the illustration, IT’S SOOOOOOOO CUTE

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I have to say it one more time “the illustration was so cute”. I do sometimes judge a book by it’s cover, and with this one it got my attention at first sight.

I actually had one of my daughters read the book to me, and she was so into it. I asked her what she liked about the story and she gave some answers that aligned with why I loved the book:

  • It was multicultural (she didn’t say this exact word, but this is what she meant) LOL…while she was reading it I noticed that she would stop to pause and look at the pictures ( you could tell she was mesmerized by it).
  • The names of the characters, the clothes that they wore, how they celebrated Muhiima was interesting, and admiring.
  • The way that the author has Muhiima going on a scavenger hunt type of journey with each stop being something of precious meaning to her and her family.

Overall I think that the book a is great book to read, as a parent will definitely entice conversation about culture, as a teacher I can get so many lesson ideas from Muhiima’s quest, I get so excited just thinking about it!

But don’t take my word from it, take a look at Makenzie reading it

Thank you for taking the time to read  Muhiima’s Quest book review.

Remember my motto: “Never get to comfortable, always put GOD first”

Sincerely,

Keisha

 

 

Book Review: When God Made You by Matthew Paul Turner

If I could only use one word to describe this book, it would be AWESOME!!!! As a woman who is an avid reader, loves books and everything they stand for I take every book I ready seriously

(This is me….seriously…LOL)

Anyway, so when I got the opportunity to and privilege to be able to do a book review I am always ready to oblige.

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The name of the book that I got to review is: When God Made you by: Matthew Paul Turner; illustrated by David Catrow

Before I even get into the book, lets take a look at the book cover, it’s beautiful!!! I read the book to my two daughters and that is the first thing that they noticed, their exact words was “look at the girl, she’s flying and her toes are so cute”. Besides that I think it’s a great representation for our girls of color (for kids in general), but to be honest that is what caught my eye. The other thing that caught my eye about the book before reading it is the title, you know as a woman of GOD I was IMMEDIATELY interested in the book based on the title alone.

I believe those were just small perks compared to the “meat of the book”, in the book the author makes it clear to the girl that when GOD made her, HE made her unique, special, incredible. That every piece of you was intentional with GOD…from your toes, your hands, your eyes, every part of you.

There are a couple of lines that I really fell in love with:

” Use your talents, and passions, those gifts that GOD fashioned. Think up ideas and then put them into action”

“You, you, when GOD dreams about you, GOD dreams about all that in you will be true”

This is just a little tidbit of what’s inside this book. As a believer in Christ and as a woman whose passion is to encourage young girls/women to have a positive self-esteem, this book gets my FULL attention, I just want to say how beautiful, encouraging, and once again AMAZING the book is.  And lets not forget my girls review: They loved the book and gave it 2 thumbs up!

You know my motto “Never get too comfortable, always keep GOD first”

Sincerely,

Keisha