Tuesday, August 12, 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 Blessings of Friendship Treasury
My Rating: 5/5 stars (How could I give Engelbreit's artwork anything less?!)
The Blessings of Friendship Treasury is a collection of Bible verses, quotes, and poems by various people concerning the loveliness of friendship. Best of all, each little reminder of friends comes with the artwork of Mary Engelbreit. I'm a fan of Engelbreits! Her artwork always inspires a smile. It's sweet and cozy and just makes me want hot chocolate.
This probably isn't the kind of book one would buy for themselves, though Engelbreit fans and collectors are excluded from that! It IS a lovely gift book, though. I think its main target is children, but I think it's a sweet gift for an adult friend, too. I love the diversity of the children represented in the pictures. There are various sizes and colors represented, and even "disabilities".
*This is a hardcover with a dust jacket.
**There are no page numbers, but I counted 40.
***I was provided a review copy in exchange for my honest opinion.