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Paul, who is autistic, struggles with relationships, Jimmy doesn't want to share, and Lenny clings to life due to a terrible boat accident. On Easter Sunday, the children witness the power of their prayers. Their Sunday School teacher, Miss Linda, tells the children, "Truly, God has blessed us with many Easter miracles. Lenny was healed, and Jimmy asked Jesus into his heart." Even Paul has a miraculous change of heart. A true lesson of becoming more like Jesus is learned in this beautiful Easter story of love and grace.
Number of Pages: 32
Vendor: GLM Publishing
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 9.00 X 11.00 (inches)
Series: Adventures of the Sea Kids
Kristin5 Stars Out Of 5My Kids Love These Books!May 11, 2017KristinQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a wonderful choice to read to children around the Easter season. What I loved about the book was how the conversations transpired between the sea kids well as the explanations given from the adults in their lives. They covered aspects such as the meaning of Easter, what Jesus did for us, and how we as followers of Jesus can show others to Christ through our love.
Usually, children's books tend to portray one character and situation to focus on while other characters are supporting roles but the style of this book is different. The plot has multiple situations going on and focuses on a few characters lives which makes for a rich amount of learning to be had especially for children who pay attention to detail! My detail-oriented four year old loved discussing the different situations and choices the characters were making. But overall, I loved how everything tied together at the end in one simple message about Jesus Christ. This book series is beloved in my household.
gcwfarmgirlOhioAge: 18-24Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Fun readApril 4, 2017gcwfarmgirlOhioAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love the Adventure of the Sea Kids series. The illustrations are always so beautiful and vibrate; then sea kids are adorable. I love how the author uses a variety of sea creatures in the books. The story line is engaging and of course contain good lessons; encouraging praying (answered prayers), trusting God (faith in Jesus), sharing, and giving.
I liked how the author didn't make commercial Easter traditions a bad thing (the book contains an Easter egg hunt). I wasn't to impressed with the fact that the teacher told Jimmy he should share with Paul because of his autism. I feel she should of just encouraged sharing and praying about it (and of course in the end still share it with Paul). I also feel like the author should have tried explaining that though it would be nice to share, Jimmy didn't have to (life's not fair).
I enjoy these books and look forward to reading them to me children someday. 4 out of 5.
I received this book through Bookcrash in exchange for an honest review.
Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Wasn't My Favorite in the SeriesMarch 23, 2017Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3My children have enjoyed practically every book in this series of the Adventure of the Sea Kids. Each book has a focus and important lesson.One of their favorite things is looking for the hidden pictures on all the pages.
This particular book focuses on Easter and the fact that life isn't fair. Miss Linda, the Sunday School teacher, is having an egg hunt on Easter Sunday for her class. One her students, Paul, is autistic but has a happy disposition and is loved by the whole class.
Miss Linda has all kinds of Easter surprises including three special prize eggs. Jimmy finds two of them and Isabella finds one. Paul is very disappointed that he did not find any, to the point of pouting and pitching a fit. Miss Linda tries to encourage Jimmy to share one of his eggs with Paul, but he really doesn't want to. After Jimmy claims that it isn't fair, Miss Linda explains that it wasn't fair for Jesus to die on the cross either. Right then, another student in the class comes in late because his brother has been in an accident. As Miss Linda dismisses the class, she encourages the kids to pray for Brian's brother and asks Jimmy to think about giving an egg to Paul. Jimmy goes home and spends week praying about what to do. In conclusion, Jimmy shares his egg with Paul, and Paul shares his prize with the manatee who got injured.
Although this book is just as cute and well illustrated as all the others, I had a few issues with this story. I agree that the ideal is for Jimmy to share his extra prize egg, but I think Miss Linda should have given him the option of sharing with anyone in the class, not just Paul because of his autism. Maybe she could have just asked Jimmy privately to pray about sharing an egg with a friend. He could still have chosen Paul.
The other conflict I have with this book is that, the author tells the class "Remember, Jesus rose to heaven on Easter Sunday so that we can live in heaven with Him forever." Yes, Jesus rose on Easter Sunday but the Scripture says "Jesus said, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father." John 20:17 Jesus actually remained on earth 40 days before His ascention. Easter is the celebration of Jesus rising from the dead.
The Book does contain some positive lessons on sharing, giving, faith in Jesus, praying, and answered prayer.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Book Crash to read. I was not required to review this book positively.
Gram77Age: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5God's Easter Miracles - Cute and Adorable Book for ChildrenMarch 7, 2017Gram77Age: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5"God's Easter Miracles is a child's book written by Lee Ann Mancini and illustrated by Dan Sharp. The book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for a review. Being the grandma of 19, I was once again happy to review a book for children. This is another book full of colorful illustrations and adorable little sea creatures to which young children could relate. You will find the sea creature children in Sunday School on Easter Sunday. Miss Linda is a wonderful teacher whom the children love. On Easter Sunday she has some great surprises for them. While on an Easter Egg hunt, Miss Linda told them that a special prize would be given to anyone finding an egg with a cross on it. There were three of them. Jimmy found two of them, but Paul who has autism didn't understand and cried because he didn't get one even though he had many eggs with candy in them. He became angry and threw his eggs. Miss Linda asked Jimmy if he would please give Paul one of his eggs, but he refused saying it wasn't fair.
Miss Linda used this as a great opportunity to share the fact that Jesus giving His life for our sins was not fair either. She made it plain that Jesus chose to give His life for our sins. Right at this point an accident happens in which all the class needs to pray for one of their fellow sea creatures who had been seriously hurt and needed an Easter miracle to survive. They prayed and gave thanks and asked for a miracle.
When Jimmy went home, he did not feel like playing, he was sad and he felt bad about not giving his egg to Paul. He also felt bad about the one who had been injured. You can find out what happens when you order the book:
Does Jimmy decide to share his egg with Paul because he is autistic?
Do any of the sea creatures ask Jesus to come into their heart?
Does God give a miracle and heal the injured one?
In this book you will find:
A Loving Sunday School Teacher
Children with many different personalities who can learn to love one another and put others first
Children learn that God answers prayer, their prayers!
Children learn to give thanks while praying.
The emphasis on Jesus dying for our sins, the real reason for Easter
Children learn that life is not always easy or fair.
The Easter egg hunt was focused on Jesus, the cross, and rewarding others.
I'm not exactly sure about the author's comment at the end of the book: "Remember: kids, to say your prayers and always have Jesus in your hearts. I'm not sure what the author meant by this line. If a child or anyone has accepted Christ as his/her Savior, then Jesus is in his/her heart. For Jesus never leaves us once we have accepted Him as Savior.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through the BookCrash.combook review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Helen MAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Wonderful Story for ChildrenFebruary 23, 2017Helen MAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5God gave me an Easter miracle a changed heart! I know Jesus gave up his life for us because He loves us. I want to be like Jesus.
God's Easter Miracle, written by Lee Ann Mancini, is part of the multi-award winning Adventures of the Sea Kids series. It's Easter Sunday and the Sea Kids are at Sunday School. The teacher, Miss Linda has hidden Easter eggs on the church playground. Three of the eggs have a cross on them. Who ever finds those eggs get to chose a prize.
Paul is one of Miss Linda's favorite students. He has autism and has a hard time learning but he is always happy. Paul doesn't think it is fair that he did not find an egg with a cross on it. Miss Linda explains to him that it is also not fair that Jesus gave His life for our sins.
Brian has come to class late and very sad. His younger brother, Lenny, was hit by a boat propeller and is seriously hurt. Pastor Jerry asks the class to pray for Lenny. During the week the entire town gathers at the Beneath the Sea Play Park to pray for Lenny.
I really love this series! This is a great series for parents and teacher to help teach children about Jesus's love for us. It also helps teach children the importance of prayer. This story teaches children the importance of praying for others who are hurt. This story also has one of the student pray to have Jesus come into his life. Each of the stories has important messages within them. One of the messages in this story is that Jesus gave his life for us so that we may have life. Another lesson in this story is giving and sharing with others, such as when the students make get-well cards for Lenny and visit him.
This story is so nicely written and easy for the young read to read. It also is a good length to read to younger children. The pictures are so colorful and detailed, they make it easy to talk with little ones about them. Each of the pictures has a fish symbol hidden in it for children to have fun looking for. This is a great story to read and interact with children. This durable, hard covered book has a glossy finish on the cover and the pictures to help keep clean.
The author, Lee Ann Mancini, is a wife and mother who has devoted her life to being a servant of God. She teaches at a Bible college and seminary. The illustrator, Dan Sharp, has been illustrating children books for over thirty years.
I have received a copy of this book from the author and BookCrash. I have freely written an honest review.