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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Dino-Gro REVIEW


Welcome to my review for : 

Dino-Gro by Matt Myers

 
Dino-Gro
Title: Dino-Gro
Author: Matt Myers
Publisher: Random House Studio
Release Date: June 15th, 2021
Print Length:  48 pages
Genre: 
Fiction, Children’s Picture Book
Edition: hardcover 


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Reason for Reading – Requested from Turn The Page Tours. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. All opinions are my own, any positive review is voluntary.  


Cover Image/Inside Illustrations – 5 / ★★★★★
Intellectual Depth – 4 / ★★★★★

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Synopsis:

 

From the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Battle Bunny comes a laugh-out-loud story of a little sponge dinosaur that keeps growing...and growing...and growing....

 

Cole is very excited about his new Dino-Gro toy. He can't wait for it to reach its full size! But when Dino-Gro becomes much larger than intended, Cole goes so far as to put Dino-Gro on a liquid-free diet and an exercise regimen, which don't seem to make a difference! As Dino-Gro becomes so big that he can't fit in the house, Cole learns that growing up and getting bigger can have advantages too, even if you're not a dinosaur.

 

For fans of Tiny T. Rex and We Don't Eat Our Classmates, this sweet and hilarious read-aloud is fun for kids to learn the importance of growing up big and strong.



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Awesomeness Factor: 4 / ★★★★★



YouTube link to How to Draw Dino-Gro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-ndT9ssgyk
(by Matt Myers)





Main Characters

  • Cole - a little boy that got a new dinosaur toy
  • Dino-Gro - toy dinosaur that grows when wet

Characters: 5 / ★★★★★

Plot

Cole has a toy dinosaur that grows when wet. The dino likes getting bigger and seeks out liquids everywhere inside and out. 
from inside book jacket:
When Dino-Gro grows too big to be indoors, Cole's parents insist that he live outside. But when Dino-Gro gets caught in a rainstorm, it looks as though Cole will have to give up his friend. Is there anything Cole can do so that Dino-Gro will be welcomed back home?

Plot and Themes: 5 / ★★★★★  growing has consequences, good and bad






What did I like about the book?

The illustrations in this book are adorable from the first page showing a little boy on the floor of his messy bedroom. I had fun seeing some of the same images repeated throughout like the snake in the window on page 1 hiding in the mattress on another page then under the bed later on. 

Cole is a very messy boy and his toy dinosaur is the same. They both like to play inside and leave their snacks and juice discarded on the floor or outside and trail mud behind them. They have a lot of fun together. It seemed okay to be a kid.

This children's book is funny! From the expressions on Cole's and his parent's faces to Dino-Gro's problem solving skills, I laughed several times.


✔Action Packed
✔Family
✔Laughed Out Loud

What did I not like about the book?

n/a this was a quick and easy read.

Date Started/Finished : June 16th 2021






Recommend? yes

Recommend To – young children
Would you encourage others to read this book? There are complicated words, so not meant for a first book to be read on own. If you have a small child that likes to be read to and likes to look at pictures, this is a great book
Would Read More from Author? probably


Dino-GroDino-Gro by Matt Myers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Overall Rating: 5 /★★★★★

based off Goodreads' ratings
5 stars – Excellent: LOVE, it was amazing, highly recommend.
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Matt Myers is the author and illustrator of Hum and Swish, and the illustrator of many other books for young readers, including the Infamous Ratsos series by Kara LaReau, Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, A Dog Named Doug by Karma Wilson, and BB-8 On the Run by Drew Daywalt. Matt Myers lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

 



Language level

content rating system
G = For general audience. Ages 3-7 years old 





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Moms Raising Sons to Be Men REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men JustListen Audiobook Blog + Review Tour

Welcome to the JustListen Blog + Review Tour for Moms Raising Sons to Be Men by Rhonda Stoppe, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title:  Moms Raising Sons to Be Me
Author:  Rhonda Stoppe
Audio Length: 6 hours and 37 minutes
Publication Date: March 1st 2013
Publisher: Christian Audio
Edition: Audiobook 
Genre:  Christian non-fiction, parenting


Reason for Reading – Requested from JustReadTours. I received a copy of this audiobook via audiobooks.com. All opinions are my own, any positive review is voluntary.  


Cover Image/Inside Illustrations – 4 / ★★★★★ cute picture with mom and sons
Intellectual Depth – 4 / ★★★★★

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Synopsis:

Mothers of boys have the special calling to shape future men of God. Popular speaker Rhonda Stoppe, mom to two sons, knows this opportunity is a challenge, a joy, and probably the most important work of a woman's life. Drawing from years of ministering to youth and to women and from her own parenting experience, Rhonda provides refreshingly relevant guidance, biblical and contemporary examples, and humorous insights to help each listener discover how to guide a son without hovering and smothering; how every action and choice can serve a godly goal; ways to communicate so a boy will listen and be heard; and God's power and grace to become-and give-her best.

Packed with practical help from parenting experts and other moms, this inspirational resource will revive the faithfulness and fortitude a woman needs to partner with God as they shape the character and heart of a future godly man. 


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Awesomeness Factor: 4 / ★★★★★



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EXCERPT

The Result of One Mother’s Faith


Susanna Wesley’s consistent life example allowed her to influence the man John Wesley became. God honored her faithfulness by entrusting her with the privilege of preparing her son for ministry. When John Wesley was little, Susanna could not have known that her simple, God-honoring life would continue to bear fruit for more than three centuries. 


As you obey God on a daily basis, He can also do great things through you –-and your son. God is able to prepare your son through you, or in spite of you. The choice is yours. Will you ask the Lord to help you lead your son by example?


Listen to an audiobook clip of this excerpt HERE




ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rhonda Stoppe

Rhonda Stoppe is a popular Christian speaker and author of 6 books. She’s a favorite radio and podcast guest, appearing frequently on Focus on the Family. With over 30 years experience of helping women build a No Regrets Life. Rhonda helps women to discover significance and purpose for their lives, impact the moral fiber of the next generation by raising children with integrity, find victory over people-pleasing, parent without regrets, enjoy a marriage others dream about, build an incredible legacy, and become more influential than they ever dreamed possible.

Join Rhonda’s FREE NoRegretsWoman Community by signing up for her newsletter. To learn more about Rhonda’s books and schedule her to speak at your event visit: NoRegretsWoman.com

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Audiobook

Who is the narrator? narrated by the author
I listened to this audiobook on my phone without following along with a book. 

What did I like about the book?

I listened to this book over the course of a week. The audiobook is divided into two parts: Lessons from Moms of the Bible, and Guide Your Son Toward Godly Manhood. I have read the bible, I am familiar with some of the stories the author references. Listening to her describe those bible stories from a mother's point of view made me appreciate them more. I love connecting myself to the bible like that. The bible is God's guide and instructions to us even for common parenting struggles that we deal with.

The second part of this book is about raising sons with Godly characteristics and biblical thinking. I have a stepson that I have been around since he was 3 years old. Its hard sometimes, wanting to take care of and protect children while also wanting them to be productive and successful humans. There was a part in this book where Rhonda shared a story about having an argument with her son that I really connected with. When she stepped back and let her husband take the lead and demand accountability from their son, behavior changed and their relationship was better. I loved that.

Not every mom has a husband or willing partner, Rhonda lightly addresses that as well. This book would definitely be beneficial for all mothers, not just ones that have a father-figure at home. The main ideas still hold true, being a mother is an important ministry.


✔Inspirational
✔Family

✔Made Me Smarter
✔Life Changing
✔Better As An Audiobook

What did I not like about the book?

n/a

Date Started/Finished : May 31st - June 6th 2021





Recommend? yes

Recommend To – parents
Would you encourage others to read this book? I have read a few parenting books recently like Stretched Too Thin  , Love Her Well ,  Let Them Be Kids . This is a good book to pick up if you specifically want a more biblical focus.
Would Read More from Author? probably



Moms Raising Sons to Be MenMoms Raising Sons to Be Men by Rhonda Stoppe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Overall Rating: 5 /★★★★★

based off Goodreads' ratings
5 stars – Excellent: LOVE, it was amazing, highly recommend.
View all my reviews

Language level

content rating system
G = For general audience. Depictions of violence are minimal. No bad language, religious expletives, sex scenes, drug use or underage drinking.

TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a paperback copy of Moms Raising Sons to Be Men and a code to download the free audiobook
AND
(1) winner will receive a 15-minute boy-mom coaching call with Rhonda Stoppe

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight June 15, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on June 22, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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Disclosure: This book was provided to me at no cost. Whether positive or negative, my blog review is my own and may differ from others opinions. This review is simply a compilation of my thoughts and opinions of this book.  If you have any questions, just post them and I'll be happy to answer as best as I can. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
**No monetary compensation was received for this review. Posts may contain affiliate or referral links. Thank you for your support!**