You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card author is:
and the book:
Zonderkidz (March 1, 2010)***Special thanks to Bridgette Brooks and Pam Mettler of Zondervan Publishing for sending me a review copy.***
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Gene Fehler, an award-winning and widely published poet, is the author of ten published books and over eighteen hundred published poems, stories, and articles. He and his wife, Polly, live in Seneca, South Carolina, where he writes, teaches, and participates in sports.
Visit the author's website.
List Price: $12.99
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (March 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5
MY REVIEW: Never Blame the Umpire is about an eleven-year-old girl, Kate, who loves sports and poetry and is enjoying her summer until she heard the news that her mom is dying. As a result, her life is turned upside down. She tries to find ways to cope with this new chapter in her life that leaves her questioning God and His love. I like poetry so I really enjoyed reading this book (which includes poetry here and there). Yes, I cried. It is sad but it is good. You will see that God does care and His love for us is always there. You will be reminded that each day is a gift from the Lord and that we should use it wisely by loving others, being thankful, and sharing joy & blessings with one another. I recommend this book, especially for kids who have to go through a similar situation.
AND NOW...THE FIRST CHAPTER: Just Press the Button: