Jelly Bean Blessings

Jelly Bean Blessings

Board Book

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400209323
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Series: Sweet Blessings Series
Pages: 20
Sales rank: 1,249,711
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 4 Years

About the Author

Maddie Frost creates her illustrations by making handmade textured and patterned swatches with materials like watercolor paint, crayon, pencils, and even kitchen spices! She scans the swatches into Photoshop and digitally cuts the shapes she needs to make something. Her final images can consist of anywhere from fifty to five hundred pieces that are all layered together. Maddie lives in Arlington, Massachusetts, with her husband.

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Jelly Bean Blessings 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
connywithay 4 days ago
“Hooray! It’s time to ride. We’ll take our bikes outside. Around the town we’ll glide! Zip, zip, zip. Let’s pedal on our bikes!” Maddie Frost rhymes in her children’s book, Jelly Bean Blessings. ~ What ~ At twenty pages, this board book with rounded corners that is part of the Sweet Blessings series targets children preschool age and older. With no scary scenes, it is a rhyming tale of the blessings of spring. Full page color illustrations of cute animals in simplistic settings cover the pages. Written in five-lines with some complicated wording that covers two open pages, this short tale reiterates the blessings of the spring. Beginning with eating yummy jelly beans, it covers plucking flowers, stomping in rain puddles, planting a garden, flying kites, riding bikes, taking hights, cleaning, feeding birds, and thanking God. Each opened pages has three rhyming lines, followed by a word repeated three times and an ending line. The one-syllable keywords written three times are yum, pluck, stomp, dig, go, zip, hike, scrub, and scoop. The book promotes things to do during the spring season. ~Why ~ Having grandchildren, I like how this book is the type to cuddle up with them when they visit, especially if it is spring. Through the rhyming, it offers activities to do when it is the particular season. There is plenty to look at for the non-reader or young one. ~ Why Not ~ Those who do not like books that mention God may not approve of this book, but He is mentioned only one time at the ending. Due to the two- and three-syllable wording, it should be read out loud to beginner readers. ~ Wish ~ With the title being about jelly beans, the topic is only mentioned on the first two pages. I wish the book was titled Spring Blessings as it would be more appropriate. ~ Want ~ If you are looking for a children’s book that is calm and about the spring season of the year, this is acceptable, but I think it could have been presented better. Thanks to Book Look Bloggers for this complimentary book that I am under no obligation to review.
Myythmaker 7 days ago
Jelly Bean Blessings is a fun, easy, rhyming board book that showcases color anthropomorphized animals enthusiastically participating in springtime activities. Each spread has a five line stanza where the first three lines rhyme: "Our kites will soar up high / Into the bright blue sky. / We'll run until they fly!" (9). The fourth line is the same word repeated three times, increasing in size as it goes from purple, to green, to yellow: "GO, GO, GO" (9). And the fifth is a more direct statement of an activity to do together: "Let's fly our brand-new kites!" (9). Other activities include eating jelly beans, picking flowers, splashing in puddles, planting seeds, biking, hiking, spring cleaning, and feeding birds. The only divergence from this pattern is the last spread, in which the repeated word line is omitted for the final exclamation, "Thank God for springtime blessings!" Though the text is written in third person plural (i.e., "we") point of view, the illustrations feature a fox, alligator and pig as the main actants. Other animals make occasional appearances. The illustrations appear computer generated, with precise outlines, but textured fill like crayon on construction paper. There is a nice amount of detail in the pictures, with little touches like the fox holding trail map for the hiking spread and a bakery and pizzeria in the background for the biking spread. A missed opportunity is that at least one lady bug appears on every spread except the one where it is raining. It is a bonus "Where's Waldo?" activity and it would've been really neat if the ladybug was under the umbrella or inside one of the buildings. (Unless of course its hiding so well that I missed it!) The book is charming in its rhyme scheme and happy animals. It tries to convey that even cleaning can be fun when you're doing it with family or friends (ha). But does impart that a rainbow, and all of the other activities in the book, are blessings from God. As a whole, there's nothing that really makes it stand apart, but it is a nice book. I received a copy of this book from the publisher, but was not required to post a positive review.
lolly-pops 8 days ago
JELLY BEAN BLESSINGS is a cute rhymey book that celebrates spring. Only the first page mentions jelly beans - which was kind of a disappointment, and I was kind of expecting a Jelly Bean Prayer type book. But this was cute for small children. The drawings will likely get the attention of the toddler bunch as you talk about the blessings and fun of springtime (not jelly beans). Great for preschools, daycares, and your own cute little bundle of joy. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
BookwormforKids 12 days ago
The happy tasks and moments Spring brings brighten these pages and bring smiles beaming like rays of sunshine. The shiny green cover with lively characters already declares the atmosphere of the rest of the book. Each page presents a joyful illustration with simply molded figures, which invite into a colorful world. The positive attitude holds in every aspect and there are enough details spread through-out to make it inviting for young listeners to flip through on their own. The format is large enough for little hands and robust enough for a few mishaps. Each two pages offers a lovely scene fitting to one Spring activity ranging from hiking to planting seed to Spring cleaning. Never do these tasks come across as work, but rather display the joy that each one can bring and form them into real blessings. The text rhymes very nicely and keeps a wonderful flow—perfect for reading aloud without any stumbles. There's always a repetitive phrase thrown in, like 'stomp, stomp, stomp', which invites young listeners to join in and have a little fun. The ending rounds off with a short yet meaningful thanks to God. It's cute, sweet and a warm read. I received this board book through Booklook Bloggers and found it to be a lovely read. So, I'm leaving my honest thoughts.
Nicnac63 18 days ago
Jelly Bean Blessings is a cheerful read with a springtime theme and fun actions represented in monorhyme. The board book has shiny foil accents on the cover, and the inside pages share the wonderful blessings of the spring season. The colorful full-page illustrations use a pig, fox, alligator, and other animals to demonstrate the enjoyable activities the season provides, such as planting seeds, picking flowers, and even eating jellybeans. The rhyming lines flow nicely, followed by a repetitive word (e.g. “Go, go, go.” and “Scrub, scrub, scrub.”) and a closing statement (e.g. “Let’s plant our tiny seeds!”) Illustrator: Maddie Frost Publisher: Thomas Nelson Series: Sweet Blessings Target Age: 2-4 Pages: 20 First Line: They’re colorful and fun. I received a review copy from BookLook. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.