Tuesday, March 16, 2021

"You're More Than a Sprout" - a bookwrap


You're More Than a Sprout

Authored by Jill Roman Lord

Illustrated by Sarah Demonteverde


* Ages:  4-7
* Grade Level: PS-2
* Format:  Hardcover
* Length:  32 pages
* Publisher:  M&H Kids
* Pub. Date:  04/06/2021
* Language:  English 

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

“What if you grow to be more than you ever imagined? 

Little Bamboo Seed loves floating along with the breeze, taking in the sights and sounds below, and dreaming of the next exciting chapter in his life.  His daydreaming comes to an abrupt halt as he finds himself crashing to the ground and buried under a ton of dirt.  There he remains helpless and abandoned.  He reminisces about all he has seen on his flight and longs to be part of that world not stuck in the dark and feeling hopeless.  

Alas the dirt becomes his prison for weeks, months and years. But all is not lost because exciting things are happening in that dark secret place.  Little Bamboo Seed is growing and sprouting and getting ready to emerge bigger and stronger and ready to contribute to the world above that he loves so much.  He also learns a very valuable life lesson.  He discovers that although he was tucked away for so long and feeling alone and sad,  God was preparing him for things to accomplish that he never could have even imagined.  God never left him or forgot about him but was moulding and growing him to fulfill his important destiny in life.  

The illustrations are excellent and enrich the text greatly.  The message of the book is that God is always working wonders on our behalf and  those that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength and accomplish more than anyone could even dream or imagine.  I highly recommend this book as it brings the reader a message of hope and ultimate happiness. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS! 

Meet the Author

When Jill Roman Lord's creative writing teacher pulled her out of her ninth-grade class to give her a blank journal and tell her to keep writing, she did. Jill is an award-winning author of twenty-five Christian children's books. She loves celebrating Jesus and drawing others closer to Him in her writing. She enjoys traveling with her husband, Bill, visiting their kids who have flown the coop, all things avocado, and a little bit of dark chocolate.

About the Illustrator

Sarah Demonteverde is a Filipino-American illustrator and designer currently based in the greater Los Angeles Area, and is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University’s Bachelor’s of Fine Arts program, having been a Fine Arts major with an Interdisciplinary emphasis in both graphic design and illustration. Having roots in the multicultural community of Southern California, Sarah grew up loving music and dance, playing classical guitar and performing as a Polynesian dancer throughout her younger years. Sarah’s passion for diverse cultures and history have grown since then, and have inspired her to create narratives as an homage to the past, while also instilling that same passion into those around her and the generations to come. When she’s not illustrating or dancing, you can find her exploring botanical gardens, searching for her next foodie joint, spending time with her big family, or hiking around local trails after a good coffee or matcha fix.

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