As a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew, I was sent 4 e-books published by Guardian Angel Publishing to Review. Guardian Angel Publishing publishes a variety of books for children ages 0-12 that are meant to be inspiring and informative. The books are available as e-books, printed books, or on CD.
Andy and Spirit go to the Fair
This is the story of Andy, a boy confined to a wheelchair, who has the opportunity to compete in the county fair with his once wild albino horse, Spirit. Both Andy and Spirit face challenges when Spirit is taunted because he is albino. This heartwarming story of friendship and courage delights the senses. Having witnessed the benefits that children with challenges receive when they learn to ride horses, I was particularly touched by this story.
The award winning story Rainbow Sheep by Kim Chatal, is a whimsical story about a shepherdess, her herd of sheep and a sad little rainbow. By weaving a fantastical tale, Genevieve, brightens the rainbows day and ends up with a surprise of her own. The fiber art images included in this book are delightful. There is also a beginner’s guide for needle felting if after reading the book and admiring the photos you would like to give it a try.
No Bones About It: The Sum of Our Parts Series This rhyming book strives to teach the bones of the body from the bottom up. The rhyming does not feel forced at all and the book includes lots of informative tidbits on bones. I think that both the poem and the factoids would be a welcomed addition to any study of the human body. However, I was disturbed by the artwork in this book (depicting the the bones of the human body with human attributes…some rather grotesque). To be honest, up until last week I was unable to open this e-book without dashing to the washroom (but I do believe that I’m not the best judge of this at the moment with pretty severe morning sickness). I do think that while some children would find the pictures AWESOME, there are others that would find them disturbing.
Maybe We are Flamingos
This is a book about belonging to a family. Two young flamingos are confused when they realize that all the other flamingos in the flock are pink while they are not. This book is very reminiscent of The Ugly Duckling but in the end the flamingos learn that they turn pink at about a year of age because of the food they eat. They end up drawing humourous pictures of what they would look like if they ate different foods. A nice easy book for young children to enjoy.
I like the variety of books offered on the Guardian Angel Publishing website and at 5 dollars per e-book they are a great deal. I, however, am old-fashioned and prefer to have the paper version of books. At $10.95US plus shipping and handling for paperback versions of the books, I feel that they are rather expensive for my family. I will, however, visit their website from time to time to see what new books they are offering and I may from time to time order an e-book from them. To find out more about Guardian Angel Publishing and the books they offer please visit their website here. They also offer freebies so be sure to check their site from time to time for more goodies.
***Any products reviewed by me as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew have been given to me free of charge in order for me to provide you with an honest review of the product and/or how we used the product within our family. I do not receive any other form of compensation for the reviews posted on this blog.