Timothy E. Parker’s The Official Bible Brilliant Trivia Book: Questions, Puzzles, and Quizzes from Genesis to Revelations.

I received this book for the purpose of a fair and honest review.

Overview: How well do you know your Bible? Do you believe that you never know enough? Or do you believe that you could pass a test if God Almighty quizzed you Himself? This book ought to have a little to challenge you. (It may even deflate a few egos on the way.)

Story Telling: We get quizzes, crosswords, seek and finds, and more in this book of puzzles.

Likes: I get that there was a lot of Scripture being quoted, and this was the only legal way of going about it–as it is the only Bible in the public domain–, but I’m tickled by the fact Mr. Parker used the King James Version throughout this book.

Dislikes: My only problem is Cain’s crime. Unless Cain picked up a foreign object, his slaying of Abel isn’t murder, as he didn’t lie in wait for his brother.

Favorite Puzzles: The crosswords and seek and finds are my favorites.

Favorite Quote: Mr. Parker quotes Mr. John D. Rockefeller here: “There is nothing in this world that can compare with the Christian fellowship, nothing that can satisfy but Christ.”

Conclusion: This is a fun book. Challenge you loved ones with it. May it encourage a better understanding of the Bible. Oh, and read the whole chapter that shows up in the crossword hints, it’ll make things easier that way.

Barbara Venkataraman’s Teatime With Mrs. Grammar Person

I received this book courtesy of Ms. Venkataraman for the purpose of a fair and honest review.

Overview: Mrs. Grammar Person is here to help you find the best way to get your point across. Are you willing to hear her out?

Story Telling: This is a grammar book, yet it’s one that teaches through stories, that I found pleasant.

Likes: Okay, you remember the last grammar book I reviewed? Well thankfully, this one does not follow the ‘always so-and-so and I’ rule. The book is easy to read and fun enough to stick with you.

Favorite Essay: There are so many but I think I’ll go with “Mrs. Grammar Person.”

Conclusion: This is a book that I would advise anyone who wants to strengthen their writing to pick up.

Barbara Venkataraman’s A Trip to the Hardware Store and Other Calamities

I received this book courtesy of Ms. Venkataraman for the purpose of a fair and honest review.

Overview: How many messes can a person get him or herself into? Ms. Venkataraman intends to show us in this collection.

Story Telling: We have a collection of essays. Some are humorous, and others need either a keg of beer, or a salt mine to buy the premise.

Likes: Ms. Venkataranan’s dad seems like he tried his hardest. Too bad nobody thought of “how to books,” or to Google it.

Dislikes: If I had Ms. Venkataraman friends and dinner party would involve pot luck. There is no way I’d add that much stress to dinner, ever!

Favorite Essay: It would be the accomplishment of “A Trip to the Hardware Store.

Conclusion: This was a fun read but I don’t get the sisters’ financial math.

Marci and Elle Fair’s The Amazing Adventures of Ellie the Elephant-Ellie’s Fun Day at the Farm

I received the book courtesy of Ms. and Miss Fair for the purpose of a fair and honest review.

Overview: Ellie and Pudgie are on their way to a new adventure. What is it like on a farm? And will they make any new friends?

Story Telling: We have a scrapbook style picture book here.

Likes: We’ve kept the scrapbook idea and this time we get the addition of an activity section.

Dislikes: The only problem, that I could see, is the answers keys are too easy to use.

Favorite Character: It’s Pudgie even if her puns are awful.

Conclusion: This was a fun book. Enjoy it with your little farmers.