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:
There’s Just Something About a Boy
Isaac Publishing, Inc. (September 23, 2011)
***Special thanks to Jenny Lee Sulpizio for sending me a review copy.***
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jenny Lee Sulpizio, M.S. is a wife, business owner, and mother of three residing in Boise, Idaho. She is an active member within her church and community, and enjoys tapping into her creative side whenever she gets the chance. There’s Just Something About a Boy is the second picture book released in a series that also includes Mommy Whispers, an ode to mothers and daughters everywhere.
Visit the author’s website.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR:
Peg Lozier is an award winning portrait painter and illustrator whose work is known for color, whimsy, and a sense of fun. Raised in Boulder, Colorado, she now lives with a plethora of pets in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Visit the illustrator’s website.
SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:
There’s Just Something about a Boy is a children’s keepsake picture book celebrating the special bond between a mother and her newborn son as she anticipates the love, laughter, and unparalleled adventure that will surely come from raising a little boy.
List Price: $12.95
Paperback: 30 pages
Publisher: Isaac Publishing, Inc. (September 23, 2011)
AND NOW…THE FIRST PAGES (click illustrations to enlarge):
Recalling the moment, that special day
Your tiny image took my breath away.
A precious baby with nothing to hide,
My sweet, little son nestled inside.
There’s just something about a boy…
I prepared your nursery
since around month five,
Waiting for the day
you’d finally arrive.
Stuffed animals, blankies,
your daddy’s first glove–
They sat in your room,
awaiting your love.
There’s just something
about a boy…
When I first became a mom of a boy I had no idea what I was going to do with a boy! He would be different than my girls. Boy oh boy was I right, he is different from his sisters, just the way God intended. And while there are days that I have no idea what to do with him and I can’t begin to imagine how his brain works I can’t imagine my life without him. There is something special about a relationship that moms have with their sons and this is a great book for describing that relationship.
From the moment that U/S tech tells a woman she’s having a son till the moment he’s grown and married and she’s a grandma sons have a special place in their mom’s heart (even more so if they are the only boy) this book will take you through each stage. There is a part I’ll never identify with and that’s a first day of school, as homeschoolers that isn’t something we’ll experience but I do get great joy in being my son’s teacher in both academics and also the things of God. This book is a wonderful story written for moms of boys, one that would be perfect for a birthday, Christmas or just as a surprise for the special boy or boys in your life.