The Berenstain Bears and a Job Well Done, by Mike Berenstain

My Thoughts: I love the Berenstain Bears books. I loved the first generation books and these second generation books are every bit as good. Same quality story, same quality art, same quality high gloss paper … and just a little bit more. The family values and life lessons are still in there, but now they are tied to Bible precepts. In this particular story, the cubs learn to take pride in doing their chores. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might. Ecclesiastes 9:10

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card authors are:

and the book:

The Berenstain Bears and A Job Well Done

Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)

***Special thanks to Krista Ocier of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:


Stan and Jan Berenstain introduced the first Berenstain Bear books in 1962. Mike Berenstain grew up watching his parents work together to write about and draw these lovable bears. Eventually he started drawing and writing about them too. Mike is married to Andrea, and they have three children. They live in Pennsylvania, in an area that looks a lot like Bear Country.

Visit the authors’ website.

Product Details:

List Price: $3.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310712548
ISBN-13: 978-0310712541

AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER:

Winners!

Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath

And the winners are ….

– Nessa — 52
– Barbara — 27
– Susan — 26
– Teresa — 26
– Raven — 20

Send your mailing addresses so I can get them to Zondervan and they can get the books on their way to you. Thanks to Pam Mettler at Zondervan for ,aking this contest possible!

Ending Midnight, Monday

Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath

current contest stats:

– Nessa — 45
– Susan — 23
– Barbara — 23
– Raven — 20
– Teresa — 20
– Mama Zen — 6
– Alice Audry — 5
– Melissa — 4

The only way we’re going to have an upset now is if someone decides to go back and comment on all of the contest posts they missed and put a post up on their own blog about the contest. There is no way they can make up all the missed Tweets, but someone could easily get 24 points today — and that’s without any commenters.

Be here tomorrow (Tuesday, June 15th) to see who won.  If you’re on the winner’s list, EMAIL me your mailing address so I can forward it to Zondervan and their publicist can get the book to you.

Update

I’m fine.  Amoeba is fine.  We got in late last night without incident — beyond traveler’s exhaustion, that is.

Today the sun shone bright and beautiful and I chose to tend my container garden, clean my house, read a “couldn’t put it down” novel, make a nice steak dinner, and bake banana bread.  I could not bring myself to walk into this room, sit down at my computer and blog.

Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath

current contest stats:

– Nessa — 40
– Susan — 23
– Barbara — 21
– Raven — 14
– Teresa — 9
– Mama Zen — 6
– Alice Audry — 5
– Melissa — 4

Reading By The Fire

Ella has been extremely well-behaved here. I don’t think it’s the weather because she hasn’t even been causing problems inside. I think it is the book. She is spell-bound!

Chosen Ones, The Aedyn Chronicles, by Alister McGrath

current contest stats:

– Nessa — 32
– Susan — 23
– Barbara — 16
– Raven — 14
– Alice Audry — 5

— Teresa — 4
— Mama Zen — 4
— Melissa — 4

Plenty of time left to win — 4 days left to get your posts and comments in.  No one on the list is too far behind to win.   Remember, you only have to be in the top 5 to win a book!  If you need a refresher on the rules, look here.