These Nameless Things By Shawn Smucker

This is my second book of Shawn Smucker’s to read. I had trouble getting into the book. While the writer was wonderfully descriptive in not only visual terms but also the emotions of the characters I found the story very confusing. I would connect with parts this all of sudden be confused about what was going on.
The characters didn’t seem to have much of a personal history other than an escape from somewhere on the other side of the mountain. I wanted to know more about them. It was difficult to follow a story line. There kept being more questions, but no answers. I left me with a very unfinished feeling about the story. Also with this being from a Christian publisher I thought there would be a Christian theme running through it. There is no mention of scripture or God in the book. I loved the cover, it drew me in to read the book.
I think a big part of the problem is that the dystopian genre is not for me.
I received this book from Revell Publishing in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated are my own.

Little Words Matter Jumbo Coloring Book By B&H Kids Editorial Staff

I was surprised and delighted when I received this coloring book. When they said Jumbo and they meant JUMBO! When I was a child my mother faithfully bought me “jumbo” coloring books and they were thick. Nowadays I find such books that say jumbo but are anything but. Such a disappointment.
This book is perfect for little ones! Not only is it thick, all 384 pages of it but each page is big. Now that’s jumbo!!! The pictures are large also and simple in drawing so a young budding artist will not get discouraged with a lot of detail to color. It also doubles as a fun teaching book and more! Giant letters to trace, learning colors, numbers, counting, shapes, body parts, alphabet activities, Bible characters and even prayer pages. Hours of fun and learning for little ones! So worth the money, you won’t be disappointed!!!
I received this book from B & H Kids in exchange for an honest review. The opinions stated are my own.