Mud Puddle Hunting Day

Mud Puddle Hunting DayTitle: Mud Puddle Hunting Day
Author: Callie Grant
Illustrator: Melanie Magee
Publisher: Graham Blanchard Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-9854090-4-3

“Today is the day getting wet is okay. I found just what I wanted along the way…,” Callie Grant writes in her children’s book, Mud Puddle Hunting Day.

~ What ~ This twenty-page board book with rounded corners targets three to six-year-old children who enjoy short stories about playing in rain puddles. With no scary or violent scenes, it would best be read out loud to beginner readers due to some complicated wording.

Everyone loves to play recklessly in mud puddles. In this rhyming book, a little girl puts on her boots, hat, and raincoat and is allowed to run outside in the rain and look for puddles. After dropping a letter off in the mailbox, she searches for puddles, finding a few and falling into a muddy one. The ending includes a rainbow and Bible verse.

~ Why ~ With few children going outside to play these days, this book is a reminder to stop and have fun, even when it is raining and muddy. I like the carefree style of a girl enjoying something as simple as a mud puddle. Having a Bible verse about shouting for joy to the Lord is a nice ending.

~ Why Not ~ Although all but the last page of the story is non-religious, those that do not believe in God may not appreciate a book that promotes our Creator.

~ Who ~ Author and founder of Graham Blanchard, Grant has released a dozen that promote a love of learning about God at an early age. Living in Austin, the writer/editor has a passion for educational publishing and children’s books. Illustrator Magee’s pastel/watercolor drawings are colorful with easy-to-understand brush strokes.

~ Wish ~ With the book showing how some animals deal with rain and raindrops, it would be nice to mention how God takes care of them too.

~ Want ~ If you want a book that vaguely reflects on God as it reminds the reader about mud, weather, and rainbows, this would be a thoughtful selection.

Thanks to the Book Club Network and Shelton Interactive for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinions.

This review will be posted on the Book Club Network, DeeperShopping, and Amazon with links on Bookfun.org, Godinterest, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

GRAMMARLY was used to check for errors in this review.

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