Friday, August 5, 2016

Happy Harvest by Jean Fischer

As a child, I remember being enchanted by the distinct images which summed up Precious Moments in my young mind. The whimsical characters never ceased to bring me delight and any time I stumbled across them I was memorized.

I was so excited to see Jean Fischer's new addition to the Precious Moments family but  also had some concerns ho this wonderful part of my own childhood would measure up with my rough and tumble, vehicle-loving, can't stay clean for 5 second boys,

 I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the cover to see an absolutely charming collection of rhyme and verse that even my boys can appreciate, in their quieter moments.

While the pictures have that  dreamy stylized feel that all Precious Moments items share the characters go through  a variety of settings throughout the book allowing children to find different areas that catch their interest. My one little guy loves the image of the children on the hay wagon while his brother likes the animal pictures,
The verses are short and sweet  which does confuse my little ones a bit. They're still at  the age where  they sit down expecting a story or a picture book, The collection of verse style is a middle ground that they're still warming up too  conceptually.

That said the variety of verses were wonderful and I can see this being a book to go back to many times, especially as we start homeschooling in the fall, The hard,padded cover and board  book style also guarantee it will be around for awhile to go back too :)

Honestly, it makes me so happy that something that was dear to my childhood is now able to be passed along and shared with my children while still exposing them to scripture, verse, and poem that are so close to my own heart.

4 out of 5 stars

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