First Chapter Friday!!! I love this weekly post-I get to read the first chapter of various books, and give you my thoughts. I’ve found two great books that your kids “OTTER” be reading!! Inspirational books for kids and even a West Virginia connection-that’s a bonus!!
Philip has been around for a while-this is the 6th book in a series of 12! Philip is sort of an ‘everykid’ that has family, friends and school going on with the usual interactions and dramas. The plot of this book is that Philip uses his skills as Philip the Greatness to become a detective and solve mysteries around the house and neighborhood. When money comes up missing at school, and a classmate is thrown, Philip solves the case and saves the day.
Paulits really knows his craft! He writes very well and the characters speak & act very naturally. This series isn’t promoted as being Christian, but this one is ‘clean’ and reads as a very inspirational book-use your skills, help others and love your family. I enjoyed the first chapter and will be encouraging my boys to read the entire series.
I was so excited to find out the author of this book, Deborah L. Gladwell, lives in my home state of West Virginia! I’m in Missouri now but I still LOVE to promote West Virginians doing all the wonderful things they do. I have to say that Deborah really embodies the spirit of a Mountaineer with excellent writing and a positive Christian message for kids.
Shy the dog accidentally stows away on a time machine and goes back to the time of Moses!! You can’t resist that kind of awesomeness!! Gladwell has a very well written, well plotted book that surprised me.
I wasn’t expecting a Christian book for kids to be such a good story. The book reminds me of the Magic Treehouse books because of the total immersion into a historical subject. The Christian message and scriptures enhance the book and take Shy to a whole ‘nother level. I was so engaged in the plot and what was going to happen next, I couldn’t believe I had to stop at one chapter!
Most definitely pick up these “good, clean” books for your kiddos. There is enough negative out there-let’s do some positive for a change!! Have a great reading weekend-Cozy Mystery Monday will be here before you know it!!