Thursday, September 30, 2010

Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure! {review and giveaway!}

This awesome book by author Ken Ham has been "popping" up all over the blogosphere these last couple of weeks and I have been blessed to receive one for review! {thank you New Leaf Publishing Group!}

PhotobucketDescription from Amazon: Hey, kids. Grab your explorer s cap and get ready for this one-of-a-kind Grand Canyon adventure. Charlie, a spirited monkey, and his triceratops buddy, Trike, set off with a burly one-eyed tour guide to hike deep into the Grand Canyon. But there s trouble on the trail when Charlie goes off on his own to dig for fossils. What s more, Charlie s convinced the tour guide is a thief, but any plans to catch him are quickly foiled. Once in the Canyon, Trike does his best to explain to his friend the worldwide Flood and why we can trust the Bible. Finally, with the tour guide s help, Charlie understands the truth in a way that will change his life forever.

When I received the book in the mail, I could not wait to open it and show it to my kids. This is just the type of story I knew that they would both enjoy!

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The pages are filled with wonderful illustrations and innovative discoveries that make you excited for the next page.  From Charlie's Green Notebook, to the maps and discovery flaps along the way, there is something for kids of all ages to enjoy from this book!

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The story itself is wonderfully told to captivate the minds of little ones and to help them understand the powers of our Amazing God in such a cute way!

PhotobucketWe open the book and first meet Charlie, a curious, little, monkey, getting ready to begin his adventure for the day: a trip to the Grand Canyon. He hops on the bus and meets up with his friend, Trike, the triceratops. {my daughters favorite character!}

The author begins to talk about the Flood and how the Grand Canyon used to be covered with water. Charlie starts to question Trike about the truth behind the flood, but Trike uses biblical proof to answer all his questions. That is the greatest part about the book. How the author brings those questions of evolution to the surface and proves them wrong with biblical answers and proof about creation!

Along the way, they find fossils and sea creatures as well as rainbow trout, rattlesnakes, and squirrels. Charlie even gets into a bit of trouble when he falls into the raging waters and learns a little lesson in faith and trust when offered help from Captain Wes. {someone he didn't trust from the beginning!}

At the end of the story, to wrap everything up, Charlie questions if the Bible is in fact even true. Trike's response was, "We have to trust the One Who gave people the Bible". Talk about a lesson in faith. Even as an adult, I learned a little from this story about faith and know that my children will continue to keep bits and pieces with them the more we read it!

I highly recommend this book. My kids loved it and so did I! This is the first in a series and I cannot wait for the next one to come out.

________________________________

And now...for the giveaway!

I have one copy of Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure to give away to one of my readers.

To win please do one {or all} of the following and leave a comment for each entry. {please also leave an email in each comment so I may reach you if you win!}

1. Comment telling me you would like to win! :) {easy enough!}
2. Follow me on Twitter.
3. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter. {leave your twitter ID in the comment box}
4. Connect with me via Google Friend Connect. {located in the middle sidebar}
5. Subscribe to my blog via email or RSS feed. {also located in the middle sidebar}


This giveaway will be opened to all US residents until Sunday, October 3rd at 9:00 pm/est. The winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced/contacted via email on Monday, October 4th!

Blessings to all who enter and thanks for stopping by!


"A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." ~ Proverbs 18:24

9 comments:

  1. Oh I've seen reviews for this book! My oldest would DEFINITELY love it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. And I JUST retweeted your last tweet about the giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  3. aaaaaaaand I'm your newest subscriber lol

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Amy,

    I just ran across your post via TweetDeck. I'm a grandma, and I have a granddaughter who was a shaken baby. She is 12 now, and she is doing well, praise the Lord. She has had difficulty reading, so I'm always looking for new things for her to read, which is why I'd like to win this book.

    I am a music teacher whose passion is helping parents make music with their children. I blog about music education at http://lesliedenning.com and also have a store full of neat stuff for kids and parents at http://youcanmakemusic.com. I'd love to connect with you.

    Wishing you a song in your heart,

    Leslie

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure! {review and giveaway!}

This awesome book by author Ken Ham has been "popping" up all over the blogosphere these last couple of weeks and I have been blessed to receive one for review! {thank you New Leaf Publishing Group!}

PhotobucketDescription from Amazon: Hey, kids. Grab your explorer s cap and get ready for this one-of-a-kind Grand Canyon adventure. Charlie, a spirited monkey, and his triceratops buddy, Trike, set off with a burly one-eyed tour guide to hike deep into the Grand Canyon. But there s trouble on the trail when Charlie goes off on his own to dig for fossils. What s more, Charlie s convinced the tour guide is a thief, but any plans to catch him are quickly foiled. Once in the Canyon, Trike does his best to explain to his friend the worldwide Flood and why we can trust the Bible. Finally, with the tour guide s help, Charlie understands the truth in a way that will change his life forever.

When I received the book in the mail, I could not wait to open it and show it to my kids. This is just the type of story I knew that they would both enjoy!

Photobucket

The pages are filled with wonderful illustrations and innovative discoveries that make you excited for the next page.  From Charlie's Green Notebook, to the maps and discovery flaps along the way, there is something for kids of all ages to enjoy from this book!

Photobucket

The story itself is wonderfully told to captivate the minds of little ones and to help them understand the powers of our Amazing God in such a cute way!

PhotobucketWe open the book and first meet Charlie, a curious, little, monkey, getting ready to begin his adventure for the day: a trip to the Grand Canyon. He hops on the bus and meets up with his friend, Trike, the triceratops. {my daughters favorite character!}

The author begins to talk about the Flood and how the Grand Canyon used to be covered with water. Charlie starts to question Trike about the truth behind the flood, but Trike uses biblical proof to answer all his questions. That is the greatest part about the book. How the author brings those questions of evolution to the surface and proves them wrong with biblical answers and proof about creation!

Along the way, they find fossils and sea creatures as well as rainbow trout, rattlesnakes, and squirrels. Charlie even gets into a bit of trouble when he falls into the raging waters and learns a little lesson in faith and trust when offered help from Captain Wes. {someone he didn't trust from the beginning!}

At the end of the story, to wrap everything up, Charlie questions if the Bible is in fact even true. Trike's response was, "We have to trust the One Who gave people the Bible". Talk about a lesson in faith. Even as an adult, I learned a little from this story about faith and know that my children will continue to keep bits and pieces with them the more we read it!

I highly recommend this book. My kids loved it and so did I! This is the first in a series and I cannot wait for the next one to come out.

________________________________

And now...for the giveaway!

I have one copy of Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure to give away to one of my readers.

To win please do one {or all} of the following and leave a comment for each entry. {please also leave an email in each comment so I may reach you if you win!}

1. Comment telling me you would like to win! :) {easy enough!}
2. Follow me on Twitter.
3. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter. {leave your twitter ID in the comment box}
4. Connect with me via Google Friend Connect. {located in the middle sidebar}
5. Subscribe to my blog via email or RSS feed. {also located in the middle sidebar}


This giveaway will be opened to all US residents until Sunday, October 3rd at 9:00 pm/est. The winner will be chosen randomly and will be announced/contacted via email on Monday, October 4th!

Blessings to all who enter and thanks for stopping by!


"A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother." ~ Proverbs 18:24

9 comments:

  1. Oh I've seen reviews for this book! My oldest would DEFINITELY love it!

    ReplyDelete
  2. And I JUST retweeted your last tweet about the giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  3. aaaaaaaand I'm your newest subscriber lol

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi Amy,

    I just ran across your post via TweetDeck. I'm a grandma, and I have a granddaughter who was a shaken baby. She is 12 now, and she is doing well, praise the Lord. She has had difficulty reading, so I'm always looking for new things for her to read, which is why I'd like to win this book.

    I am a music teacher whose passion is helping parents make music with their children. I blog about music education at http://lesliedenning.com and also have a store full of neat stuff for kids and parents at http://youcanmakemusic.com. I'd love to connect with you.

    Wishing you a song in your heart,

    Leslie

    ReplyDelete

I love hearing from my readers! Thanks for stopping by and saying "Hi"!

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