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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Review: Keoni's Big Question by Patti B. Ogden (Excerpt Included)

Title: Keoni's Big Question
Author: Patti B. Ogden
Illustrated by: Mary Manning
Pages: 32
Publisher: BCH Fulfillment & Distribution; first edition edition (September 25, 2008)
Genre: Fiction / Christian / Children's Book
Edition: Hardback - Many thanks to the author for sending me a signed copy so I could participate in this WildCard Tour.

Perfect for : Great for reading with your child, Sunday School

In a nutshell: This is a wonderful book for children of all ages. Patti Ogden has done a beautiful job of explaining how we see God in everything around us. It is sometimes hard to take things blindly by faith, and here, she gives us a story that shows us that God is in the people we know, in the stars and the moon, and in the things around us. Join Keoni on his fishing trip with the kind man next door, who helps him learn the answer to his question, "Can anyone see God?"

Extended Review:

Characters: Both Keoni and the Old Fisherman from next door are very sweet and lovable.

Illustrations: The illustrations are wonderful, showing beautiful details from nature, and lending wonderful characteristics to the characters in the story. My son especially loved the pages with animals on them (ducks, fish). He also loves the Old Fisherman with the beard.

Story-Line: The story follows Keoni as he searches for an answer to his question, "Can anyone see God?"

Readability: Easy to read. There were one or two pages that didn't have spaces between the paragraphs, but that was the only thing that distracted me while reading my son the story.

Overall: A beautifully written and illustrated book that will help children understand that even though we don't see God directly, he is all around us in the things we see and the people we meet.

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:

Keoni's Big Question

BCH Fulfillment & Distribution; first edition edition (September 25, 2008)


As an enthusiastic Sunday school teacher, Patti Ogden found herself with a sincere burden to help kids seek their own spiritual growth. She is the author of Keoni's Big Question and two more Christian children's books planned for 2009. Patti lives in Oregon, Illinois with her husband Jeff, of 35 years. She is a mother of two and grandmother to five darlings that fill her life with joy.

Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $12.00
Children's 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: BCH Fulfillment & Distribution; first edition edition (September 25, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 098167836X
ISBN-13: 978-0981678368



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Patti B. Ogden said...

Hello Wendi,
I just wanted to stop by and thank you for posting your review of my first book, Keoni's Big Question. I am delighted to have you along on my blog tour. Wendi's Book Corner is a fun and informative place for those who love books. I invite readers to stop by our website too! www.Capstone-Productions.com
Best wishes, Patti B. Ogden

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