Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Love Letter From God by P.K. Hallinan & illustrated by Laura Watson {Review & GiveawayS & CANADA}

ISBN: 97808249566223
Hardcover $12.99
Ideals Children's Books
About the book: A sweet new book from perennial best-selling author P. K. Hallinan.

In this new title by P. K. Hallinan, the author supposes what God might say in a personal letter written to a child. The unconditional and unlimited nature of God's love is revealed through simple and lyrical language.
I love you, My child, so hear what I say:
Nothing can pry Me or drive Me away.
Your future's as brilliant as the sun on the sea...
And I'll love you forever, through all eternity.
My thoughts: Young hearts. Young minds.Young hands. This book is perfectly suited for them. God's Word, the Bible, is actually a love letter to mankind. In it God tells us He is there for us, loving us, caring for us. This little book introduces young minds to the concept that God communicates with them in His love letter, the Bible. The author uses gentle poetry to engage the heart and mind of the child to "hear what I say: Nothing can pry Me or drive Me away."

This is a board book, yet it is larger than the usual board book and the inner pages a little less stiff (but still very durable). Each page has cutouts in the shape of little hearts that let the child peek and poke his or her way from page to page seeing the connection between the pages. A book perfectly suited for those little hands.

The illustrations by Laura Watson are delightful and childlike in their novelty and beauty. I love the gentle colors and the way the text and pictures blend and flow together so nicely.

P.K. Hallinan is famous for his endearing books for children and this one is a winner as well. I can heartily endorse this book for those little hands you love to hold and treasure.

GIVEAWAY: Begins January 1 & ENDS January 9 @ 12:01 a.m. ET. Open to USA & CANADA addresses only.
P. K. Hallinan, author, has been creating books for children since his wife first asked him to write one for their two boys many years ago. Today P.K. writes inspirational stories about holidays, relationships, and life values. In addition to his writing, P.K. is an ordained minister and a well-known school speaker. He lives in the mountains above Ashland, Oregon, with his wife, Jeanne, and their three dogs.
Laura Watson, illustrator, has been creating whimsical illustrations for children's books, educational materials, and magazines since 1995. She is a graduate of Sheridan College's Interpretive Illustration program in Oakville, Ontario. She lives in Toronto with her husband and five-year-old daughter and works in a converted backyard garage studio surrounded by a slightly unkempt garden.

For the month of January, every book from with the word “Love” in the title will be 20% off! Be sure to Search “LOVE2015” for a complete list of books. Promotional Code to apply at check out is LOVE2015

DISCLOSURE:In accordance with the FTC's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising": Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own (Rafflecopter/ and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.  Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are  not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


  1. I have been a long-time fan of Ideals holiday themed Inspirational books for adults but i had no idea that they had so many books for children. I would love this for my granddaughter!

  2. Family is the most important thing in the world.

  3. Ideals publishes 20-25 children's books each year primarily for 2 to 8 year olds.
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  4. I also like their book The First Christmas Night.

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  5. Looks like a sweet book.

    Naila Moon from Kid Lit Blog Hop

  6. I learned the books are about love and God. Id love to win this book for my granddaughter. Thank you for the chance :)

  7. This looks like a book mommies should read every once in a while too! :) Thanks for being a part of Booknificent Thursday this week!

  8. they sound like a wonderful publishing company!


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