Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Book Review *One Hand, Two Hands by Max Lucado*

After almost 2 months waiting eagerly for it and almost gave up, it finally arrived! Requested this book via Booksneeze's reviewer programme on the 18 August 2010 and this is my first book from Booksneeze and also first time reading Max Lucado's wonderful creation.

ONE HAND, TWO HANDS
Written By : Max Lucado
Illustrated By: Gaby Hansen
Publisher: Tommy Nelson


What Do I Think About The...
Story:
I love the storyline as it is about teaching children how God bless us with our hands and we can do so many wonderful things with it. From doing simple things for themselves to helping others in tiny ways. It also reminds the adults to be thankful too. T
he prayer at the of the book is also very heartwarming. Written in rhyming text, it is even easier and makes it more fun to read it to a 17 month old toddler. My favourite page is when Max wrote "Wipe tears. Give a gift. Write Grandma a letter. With hands and a hug, we make people feel better". It touches my heart deeply.

Book Cover:
Very sweet looking but the jacketed cover was a little flimsy so I had to remove it before Isabelle could get her hands on it and start tearing or chewing it away.

Pages:
Perhaps a thicker material would be great for younger kids as some of them enjoy turning the pages over and over again. And with a thicker material, we can read it to even younger little ones.

Illustrations:
Isabelle likes the characters especially the kitten and they reappear in most of the pages. That attracts her. I also love it that Isabelle can relate to most of the practical daily chores projected in the book : combing, holding a cup, buttoning shirts. Brilliant! Lovely pictures and soft colors. But the soft colors doesn't really appeal to little ones. Maybe pictures in sharper and bolder colors would do more magic.

Overall:
I know this is a wonderful book that I can keep reading to Isabelle for another few years down the road and will grow together with us. Looking forward to more such awesome books in the near future and definitely will recommend this book to friends!


Book was carefully packed and arrived in a big box


My favourite page


*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

11 comments:

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Glad to see yours arrived safely! Now your faith in our mail delivery & custom service has been restored eh? :P

Catheryn @ PinkBibs said...

Yes. that and also my trust in my good guards here too that is restored. Mr Postman did not leave the big box with the guards. So dear hubby had to go collect it from the post office for me. :)

Sarah C. said...

Can't wait till the suitable book to become available for review.

I have waited for more than 3 weeks still haven't found one.
Sigh!

I prefer hardcopy books rather than ecopy of books. As you say in your blog, you can read over and over again to Belle for years.

ignatiusloh said...

I noticed that both of you received the book. Good good!

Hmmm wondering what could caused the delay ...

LittleLamb said...

Wow...can I be part of this reviewer's program too?

I'm a full-time mummy said...

Wah... you have to go collect from post office ar? Like that everytime you request also like that how?

Catheryn @ PinkBibs said...

Hi ignatiusloh,
Yes, finally it arrived. I believe it was due to Msia's custom. :)

L.Lamb,
Yes. You can sign up booksneeze. All you need to do when you get your book is to share your review in your blog and 1 commercial website. :)

Catheryn @ PinkBibs said...

Hi Sarah,
Ys... I prefer hardcopy too for the same reasons :)

Catheryn @ PinkBibs said...

Jenny,
I think the postman did not want to leave it with the guards which I am ok with. But it is alright, my hb can do the collection for me. No big hassle :) and not that I receive books like this every day.

LittleLamb said...

Cath, you have a commercial website?

Catheryn @ PinkBibs said...

Hi L.Lamb,

No I don't have a commercial website but you can search for one. You also can find some in booksneeze website. I posted mine in christianbook.com :) HOpe this helps and you will be able to review on your favourite soon!