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Number of Pages: 40
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.60 X 1.40 (inches)|
The Blessings of Friendship, created by New York Times bestselling author and artist Mary Engelbreit, is a playful and poignant treasury of poetry, Bible verses, and quotes that celebrate the joy of friendship. Children will learn from timeless sayings and poems what it means to be a friendhelping, encouraging, listening, sharing with, and loving one another. Colorful and whimsical illustrations bring these words to life, as children learn the value of friendship. Verses from the Bible give us instruction on putting others above ourselves, loving each other, and being kind to one another. This book will make you smile with each turn of the page, remembering old friends and new friends alike.
Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mothers own childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. Marys distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions, who eagerly snap up gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more. Marys dearest wish has always been to illustrate for children. Her New York Times bestselling The Night Before Christmas is already part of the holiday tradition for families across the country.
KateAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A wonderful collection!September 5, 2014KateAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Blessing of Friendship Treasury is another wonderful collection by Mary Engelbreit. Her drawings are wonderful and whimsical and capture the fun and sweetness of childhood. The colors are bold and lively and help make the illustrations pop!
I read this book to my littles the other night. For her age, she really like it, even though there were a couple poems that were a little over her head, but even though she didn't full connect to that poem or two, she really connected to the illustration. She loved the details. The friends on each page, two legged or four legged, they caught her up and she kept wanting to point out each little thing that caught her attention.
I loved the collection of poems, verses, and sayings. They each represented the the fun and importance of friendship. This is one to hang on to and is a good book for kids and adults alike, because, hey, sometimes we adults need that little reminder of the specialness of friends.
Thank you to Zonderkidz, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.
ACS Book FinderAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Both children and adults will love this treasureSeptember 3, 2014ACS Book FinderAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
It is hard to truly describe this lovely book and the bits of beautiful treasures inside. The rhymes, thoughts, and lovely tributes to having a friend and being a friend are just wonderful.
Not only is it a lovely book textually, but the art work is gorgeous. The youngsters pictured are so expressive and the colors and activities just grab your attention. I believe you'll fall in love with it, too.
"As I love nature, as I love singing birds, and gleaming stubble, and flowing rivers, and morning and evening, and summer and winter, I love thee, my friend."--Henry David Thoreau
"There are people who take the heart out of you, and there are people who put it back."--Elizabeth David
"A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be." --Douglas Pagels
I have a hard time deciding who will love this best - children or adults. Well, both will. It is absolutely lovely.
DISCLOSURE: We received a complimentary copy in exchange for our honest review. No compensation was received. Opinions expressed are solely our own.
apple blossomGrand Forks, NDAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5adorable book on friendshipAugust 5, 2014apple blossomGrand Forks, NDAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Though posted as a children's book, young and old alike will love this beautiful book of friendship. It's a whimsy, nostalgic collection of sayings, poems and Bible verses centered around of all things friendship. It is a beautiful book Engelbreit is staying true to her unique style. It is a must for all ages and even more so if you are an Engelbreit fan. It is truly a book you could leave setting on the coffee table for guest to pick up and read a leisure. People of all ages need reminded about the value of true friends. The illustrations are bright, colorful and cheery and right in line with Mary Engelbreit style. This is definitely a book I'll keep on hand and in the open for all to read.
a copy of this book was provided by Thomas Nelson in exchange for my honest review
BeckyOhioAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A sweet bookAugust 4, 2014BeckyOhioAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Blessings of Friendship Treasury is a children's book illustrated by Mary Engelbreit. The book is filled with bible verses and quotes of friendship by people such as George MacDonald, George Eliot, Edna Buchanan, and Charles Dickens. The book is appropriate for children over five years old. I believe little girls might enjoy it more, but there are illustrations of boys included in the book.
I love Mary Engelbreit's illustrations. The illustrations in this book are whimsical and heartwarming. My favorite is the one of three girls as friends as children and then later as adults. The book is filled with so many lovely kinds of people. It is diverse racially and includes people with disabilities.
The book is nice mix of bible verses, favorite sayings, quotes and wonderful illustrations. I found myself going back to the different pages to revisit different quotes and find something new in the illustrations I had missed from the last time.
I can recommend this book as one that you and a child will enjoy going through together and sharing memories of the friendships in our life. It would be a great way to talk about how to be a friend and how to make lasting friendships.
CreazianVAAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The Blessings of FriendshipJuly 31, 2014CreazianVAAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The book I just received in the mail brought me back to childhood. When I opened the book, I felt like the author wrote the book just for me. The illustrations were really nice. I was totally surprised by how much work the illustrator put in to make this book a wonder.
The Blessings of Friendship, by Mary Engelbreit is a really good poetry treasury full of Bible verses and quotes that celebrate the joy of friendship. I look forward to integrating this poetry trove into my classroom because children will learn from timeless sayings and poems what it means to be a friend - helping, encouraging, listening, sharing with, and loving one another.
Colorful and whimsical illustrations bring these words to life, as children learn the value of friendship. Verses from the Bible give us instruction on putting others above ourselves, loving each other, and being kind to one another. This book will make you smile with each turn of the page, remembering old friends and new friends alike.