You never know when I might play a wild card on you!
Today's Wild Card author is:
and the book:
Isaac Publishing, Inc. (December 6, 2010)
This is a sweet picture book for a mother to read to her daughter. It's reminiscent of the children's book Love You Forever in that a mother repeats one loving sentiment to her growing child, over and over. This book differs from the other one, in that Mommy Whispers has a more serious tone. It doesn't represent the mother as a crazed woman, pulling wacky stunts just so she can rock her son. It presents the mother as a strong Christian woman, and loving mother, faithfully praying for her growing daughter and ensuring that her daughter knows she is loved.
Mommy Whispers provides a healthy picture of a Christian mother and her role in her daughter's life. She cares for her daughter, protects her daughter, prays over her daughter and her future, and expresses love to her daughter. She is a faithful mother, who teaches her daughter how to be a mother herself.
The illustrations by Peg Lozier are lovely, gentle watercolor paintings. The pictures are colorful, sweet, and also whimsical. It took me a few readings before I realized the same cat appears on every page of the book, even watching the daughter get on the school bus to go to kindergarten. Prior to that, I had been focused on the faces of the people, and their changes as they each matured.
This book would make a precious gift for a new mother, or for a daughter reaching maturity. However, it doesn't have a strong entertainment factor for young children. My 5 year old daughter enjoyed listening to it, but it didn't maintain the attention of my 2 year old or 7 year old sons. And yet, I can't help thinking that each of my five daughters ought to have a copy as they leave home.
***Special thanks to Jenny Lee Sulpizio for sending me a review copy.***
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jenny Lee Sulpizio, M.S., is a mother of three, wife, business owner and author residing in Boise, Idaho. She is actively involved in her church, her children's school and enjoys tapping into her creative side whenever possible. Mommy Whispers is her first publication in a series to soon follow.
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:
Mommy Whispers is a children's keepsake depicting the special relationship between a mother and her daughter throughout each stage of life and ultimately, the power of prayer and faith in God throughout it all.
List Price: $12.95
Paperback: 34 pages
Publisher: Isaac Publishing, Inc. (December 6, 2010)
AND NOW...THE FIRST PAGES (Click on the images to better read them...):
I hope you enjoyed your peek inside Mommy Whispers.