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review 2017-10-23 03:38
Book Tour: Beyond Believing
Beyond Believing: An Inspiring Story to Awaken the Heart (The Beyond Series) - Jerry D. Marx

Olivia must deal with the loss of a best friend. How will she deal with the loss? Finn is also has found his first love and marries and goes to Culinary school in Paris. Most of this is dealt tough this loss of his wife Christine? Olivia talks to Dan though songs and other signs. Finn talks and asks for requests though signs from his wife Christine?

 

D.D. Marx does a wonderful job with the plot. Olivia is put through her life and what she wants to do. Will she find her true love? Is Dan and Christine behind all the paths and are they the guardian's angels for Olivia and Finn.

 

Olivia was sent to Hellexia and meets up with Finn McDaniels. What do you know when two people bring life back for to people that lose some they love.  We find out the Finn met Dan while they were on a trip to Ireland together. We find out what happens to Christine, Dan’s best friend.

Source: nrcbooks.blogspot.com/2017/10/book-tour-beyond-believing.html
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review 2016-12-21 21:42
The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold - Maureen Fergus,Cale Atkinson What happens when a child stops believing in Santa and Santa stops believing in a child? A marvelous story that is fun and reminds us that the magic of Christmas should be cherished no matter what age we are. Lovely and humorous illustrations with a delightful story to go along with them. This is a wonderful choice for anyone in search of a Christmas book to share with a child this year. I received a copy in exchange for a honest review.
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review 2016-11-12 01:10
The Polar Express
The Polar Express - Chris Van Allsburg

Written by: Chris Van Allsburg

 

This book is about a boy who lies patiently in his bed awaiting to hear the bells of Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve, even after he was told that Santa does not exist, causing the boy to question his own beliefs. Later that night he awakes to see a train outside his window and a conductor inviting him to board the Polar Express train. This is a magic train with dancing and children laughing and having fun. The children on the train are all taken to the North Pole, where Santa is giving away the first gift of Christmas! One of the boy's on the train got picked to receive the first gift, in which he chose a bell off of Santa's reindeer collar. Unfortunately, when the boy returned home, the bell was missing from his pocket. When he awoke the next morning, he found the bell under his tree with a note from Santa himself saying that he had dropped it on the sleigh as he was going back home. 

 

This is a book my family has always read on Christmas Eve! I love it and the message it brings along with it. I would read this book to K-3rd graders before Christmas break. I think the message of staying true to what you believe is a good lesson students need to learn. They should never let others tell them what to believe in! As an activity, I would have the students all write and draw a picture of what gift they would ask for from Santa if they got chosen to receive the first gift of Christmas! 

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review 2016-10-02 10:28
The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold - Maureen Fergus,Cale Atkinson
I received this book from Netgalley/publisher in exchange of an honest review.

It isn’t Christmas by far (still 8 months to go), but when I saw this book on Netgalley I just wanted to have it so much. I love Christmas and while I never celebrated it for Santa (because I already did that during Sinterklaas), I know the feeling when you grow up and suddenly realize he might not be real. Well, that is what happens in this book, just the other way around. Santa is the one who has stopped believing. I just laughed because of the cover (the silliness!) and also because of the title (so creative and fun and interesting!).

Not in all children, oh no, but just in one little kid. Harold. Santa is all pouty and grumbly about it, he tries to talk to everyone about it, but no one is really helping (either they just think he is crazy for thinking this, or they agree with him). He has got all kind of silly ideas that are all easily disproved because kids do grow up, their parents first do Santa stuff for them, but later they do it themselves. But he won’t have anything of it.

But then we find out something else as well. About Harold this time! I won’t say what, but I did love that it was added, and it made me think, maybe if that happens is it also happening for Santa? Is Harold the first kid? Or have there been more kids like this? It is an interesting thing.

I also loved how it all ended, it made me really happy and gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling. How delightful!

The illustrations are just gorgeous. Really gorgeous, lots of details, I love the style of drawing (it really made me feel super-Christmassy even though it is spring now, and I don’t even want to think of winter yet. The colours are warm and will make you warm inside as well.

All in all, this was a fantastical, magical, entertaining book and I would highly recommend it.

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com
 
 

 

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review 2016-09-21 00:00
The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold
The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold - Maureen Fergus,Cale Atkinson The day Santa Stopped believing in Harold by Maureen Fergus, illustrated by Cale Atkinson and published by Tundra Books distributed by Penguin Random House Canada is a lovely children's book that I am sure will entertain your children.

Yes because in this case Santa starts to be upset and precisely with a kid.

He starts to telling his perplexities to his wife, Mrs.Santa: "I don't believe Harold exists. I think that it's all a mental manipulation of his dad."

According to Santa, Harold's dad eats his breakfast.

According to him Harold is a fruit of Harold's dad who writes the letter to him for receiving some gifts.

Mrs. Santa perplexed. After all that ones are children's gifts...

The news spread everywhere. "Santa don't believe anymore at children???" Nah: just at Harold's existence.

Reindeer involved in this process with a truly depressed Santa.

The Christmas Eve, as always Santa presents to all the good children of the world various presents and then stopped by at Harold's house, but for trying to discover if Harold exists...

Well I don't want to tell you all this story but I am sure you will find the story more than adorable!

For all the children of this world, a great gift for this Christmas!

I find the cover truly nice!

I thank NetGalley for this book.

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