Spring brings April showers, rainbows, and the promise of new life in the Easter Celebration in Super Gifts of Spring, the third book of a seasonal, four-book series by Dandi Daley Mackall. Playful rhymes leap off illustrated pages by Katherine Blackmore and give thanks to God for the wonderment created in spring. The infectious rhyming prose paired with scriptural passages, give gratitude and glory to God as early learners discover the Super Gifts of Spring.
About the Author
Dandi Daley Mackall always wanted to be a writer, even before she could hold a pencil. Her parents were great storytellers, so bringing characters to life seemed as natural as riding horses bareback, which she also grew up doing. She won her first writing contest as a 10-year-old tomboy. Today, she has over 400 children’s books published and has won numerous awards for her writing.Katherine Blackmore was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. With a BFA in Illustration from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Katherine has been a professional artist for 20 years. She moved to Florida in 1995 to learn traditional animation at The Walt Disney Feature Animation Studio. Today, she resides in Edgewood, Florida, with her husband, Eric, and their 3 cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Of the three already released books in this Seasons series written by Dandi Saley Mackall and illustrated by Katherine Blackmore, The Super Gifts of Spring is probably my favourite. As always, the product quality didn't disappoint. The illustrations are absolutely lovely, in pastel colours. I may be wrong (since I don't have much experience working with little boys), but this book seems to have a girlie feel to it. The illustrations go very well with the gift described on each page. I like how the transition from winter (also depicted in the previous book in the series) is made to spring and at the end of the book is anticipated the coming of summer. I absolutely loved how she wrote about Easter being a gift of Spring and giving this celebration greater importance than to other Spring milestones, so to say. She also included references to family, namely mom and dad, which I think are important. As always, the verses picked for each gift she describes are just perfect. One thing I am also not so sure is the age to which this book applies. On the cover it says 4-8. Maybe 8 is a bit too old, however I can see this book read and used as a starting point in a discussion about Seasons, in this case Spring, or to anything else mentioned in the book. Each gift the writer writes about has 4 lines and they have a nice rhythm and rhyme, making them easy to remember for little children. And speaking of discussion, the Parent connection section helps the parents take the reading a bit further, opening the possibility to discover more things the childre might be interested after reading this book. This Parent connection series is one of my favourite things about the B&H children's books. There is one more book in the series and I look forward to reading that too.This is a highly recommended product. I received this book from B&H Publishing Group in exchange for my honest opinion and review. All thoughts expressed here are my own.