Tuesday, September 10, 2019

"Mommy's Favourite Smell - a bookwrap


"Mommy's Favorite Smell" 

Authored by Brock Eastman & Elsie Mae Eastman
Illustrated by David Miles

* Age Range:  3-7 years
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Hardcover:  32 pages
* Publisher:  Harvest House Publishers
* Pub. Date:  October 1, 2019
* Language:  English

Unwrapping some excellent illustrations for you to enjoy

Unwrapping the Story

This is a follow-up to the wonderful book "Daddy's Favorite Sound".  The book was inspired by a scripture from 2 Corinthians 2:15:  "the pleasing aroma of Christ."  The author and his seven year old daughter co-wrote the text together making it a fun family project.

Little Lion sniffs the air as Mommy takes a pan of yummy cinnamon rolls from the oven.  This is little cubs' favourite smell.  Is it Mommy's too?  

"Mommy, Mommy, is this your favourite smell?" 
Mommy shook her head.  "It's sweet indeed, but the yummy scent of cinnamon rolls is not my favorite."

Curious Little Lion is then on a quest throughout the day to hunt down the smell that is closest to her mother's heart.  She asks her Mommy if Baby Lion's dirty diaper is her favorite smell? Perhaps it is  Mommy's morning latte?  How about the scent of grass and dirt after a spring shower?  Maybe it's the spectacular bouquet of tulips that Daddy Lion brings home for Mommy? Or the minty toothpaste that Little Lion uses as she brushes her pointy teeth until they sparkle before bedtime? ... just to name a few.   Mommy always answers in the negative.  No Little Lion they are not my favorite. Will Mommy Lion ever disclose the smell she loves best to her sweet daughter?  Can you guess what it might be?  

The illustrations are beautiful and the family's love is felt on each and every page. The author has included the full scripture verse that inspired the story, a short prayer, some questions that your child may ask after reading the book and a wonderful chocolate chip cookies recipe at the end of the book.  I highly recommend this book and the previous one also.  

Storywraps Rating - 5+++ HUGS!!!!!

Meet the Authors

Brock Eastman is the author of The Imagination Station: Showdown with the Shepherd and The Quest for Truth series. Previously, he was a producer and podcast host for Adventures in Odyssey. Brock has extensive experience marketing kids and parenting products in the Christian industry. He lives in Colorado with his wife, four kids, two cats, and leopard gecko. 

Kinley Eastman is six years old and is learning to read. She enjoys gymnastics and swimming. Kinley is a natural leader and is never afraid to make new friends. She came up with the idea for Daddy’s Favorite Sound when she was just three years old. This is her first book though she has written many other "books" on her daddy's computer.

About the illustrator

David Miles is an illustrator located in Kalamazoo, MI who specializes in book illustration, character design, concept art, advertising, and beyond.

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