Review: The Blessings of Friendship Treasury by Mary Engelbreit

September 5, 2014

Title: The Blessings of Friendship Treasury
Author/Illustrator: Mary Engelbreit
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Pages: 40
ISBN: 978-0-310-74509-9
Publication Date: August 5th, 2014

The Blessings of Friendship, created by New York Times bestselling author and artist Mary Engelbreit, is a playful and poignant treasury of poetry, Bible verses, and quotes that celebrate the joy of friendship. Children will learn from timeless sayings and poems what it means to be a friend—helping, encouraging, listening, sharing with, and loving one another. Colorful and whimsical illustrations bring these words to life, as children learn the value of friendship. Verses from the Bible give us instruction on putting others above ourselves, loving each other, and being kind to one another. This book will make you smile with each turn of the page, remembering old friends and new friends alike.
The Blessing of Friendship Treasury is another wonderful collection by Mary Engelbreit. Her drawings are wonderful and whimsical and capture the fun and sweetness of childhood. The colors are bold and lively and help make the illustrations pop!

I read this book to my littles the other night. For her age, she really like it, even though there were a couple poems that were a little over her head, but even though she didn't full connect to that poem or two, she really connected to the illustration. She loved the details. The friends on each page, two legged or four legged, they caught her up and she kept wanting to point out each little thing that caught her attention.

I loved the collection of poems, verses, and sayings. They each represented the the fun and importance of friendship. This is one to hang on to and is a good book for kids and adults alike, because, hey, sometimes we adults need that little reminder of the specialness of friends.

Too Read!
5 out of 5

About the Author:
Mary Engelbreit grew up studying the illustrations in the vintage storybooks of her mother’s own childhood, and she developed a unique style that harkens back to those simpler times. Mary’s distinctive images have made her a celebrity to millions, who eagerly snap up gift items, calendars, books, fabrics, and more. Mary’s dearest wish has always been to illustrate for children. Her New York Times bestselling The Night Before Christmas is already part of the holiday tradition for families across the country.

Thank you to Zonderkidz, I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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