Friday, April 30, 2010

FIRST Wild Card Tour: Just Like You

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!
You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

Zonderkidz (March 9, 2010)
***Special thanks to Pam Mettler, Associate Director of Public Relations, ZonderKidz for sending me a review copy.***


Marla Stewart Konrad is keenly interested in global issues and has a special concern for the well-being of children. Her career as a speechwriter and communications professional has taken her to numerous countries in Asia and Africa. She lives near Toronto, Canada, with her family, and is the author of several books for children.

Product Details:

List Price: $15.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (March 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310714788
ISBN-13: 978-0310714781

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My Thoughts and Review:
This is a sweet book about babies born in different coutries/cultures from America, Australia, Africa, Egypt, China, India, Russia, the Amazon rain forest, to the Arctic.  It's beautifully illustrated (by Lin Wang).  All babies are precious gifts from the Lord.  Their lives are celebrated by their families and are so loved by God.

"In celebration of the publication of Just Like You, Zonderkids is donating $10,000 to World Vision, an organization dedicated to helping children and communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty."(quoted from the inside of the book's jacket) I think that's wonderful! I used to work for World Vision in Thailand and I have seen many struggling children and their families living in poverty. They need our financial help and prayers. You can sponsor children through World Vision. If you would like to learn more about World Vision and their children sponsor program, please click the link on my sidebar.

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