Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Perfect You ~ Review

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 author is:

and the book:

Perfect You

Tate Publishing (May 10, 2011)

***Special thanks to Holly Skelton for sending me a review copy.***


Holly Skelton has had a colorful and diverse work history, from engineering to wedding planning, all in an effort to explore her different talents and personality traits. After having children, she was inspired to write a tale explaining to kids how unique and special they are, blessed with their own talents and gifts. Holly is passionate about spreading her message to all children that they are made for a purpose! She lives in Plymouth Michigan with her husband Bryndon and three young daughters and feels she has finally found God’s calling for her as an author.

Visit the author's website.


Perfect You is a story for parents to share with their children to encourage them to discover their talents so that they can live a life of purpose and happiness. In this letter from God, children will discover that He has blessed them with gifts and talents that make them totally unique and able to serve the world in a very special way. Could the gift of bravery make you a police officer or firefighter, or could your compassion help you to be a great doctor or teacher? The possibilities are endless!

Product Details:

List Price: $8.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Perfect Paperback: 24 pages
Publisher: Tate Publishing (May 10, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1617399183
ISBN-13: 978-1617399183

AND NOW...THE FIRST THREE PAGES (Click on images to view larger picture):

My Review:

I have so been looking forward to this review! Perfect You is the Perfect book to read and share with preschool age and even younger. My sweet granddaughter snuggled up on my lap as we read this book, over and over! I have to say I was completely touched by the message as well. We are all perfect in our Heavenly Fathers' eyes but sometimes we might just forget that!

Perfect You, should definitely be in every preschool and in your homes as well! Learning at such a young age that God has a purpose and a plan for "just you" is such a wonderful and peace-filled truth! Knowing what your gifts and talents are is like the icing on the cake! As a parent, when I see my children and now grandchildren walking in the gifts the Lord has given them brings me soo much JOY and humbleness knowing this is God-given and no one, I mean no one else was called to do just this!

I asked the author Holly Skelton how she came to write Perfect You and this is what she had to say:

"When my middle daughter was turning 1, I asked everyone to bring a book for her and a book to donate as their gift. I knew just the type of story I was looking for to give to her myself. After searching the bookstores high and low I couldn't find one with the right message. I sat down one night before her birthday and wrote the first draft of Perfect You. A couple weeks later I was chatting with the women in my small group at church and it seemed they were all going through some degree of soul searching; whether in their job, where to serve in the church, what they were meant to do, etc. I realized that even into adulthood, we struggle to sometimes identify and act upon the gifts and talents God gives us. So I knew I wanted to publish my book to spread the message to the youngest possible audience to plant the seed of selfdiscovery that each of us is unquiely made to do something meaningful with our lives. The book just came out in May, so as the school year approaches, my hope is to visit as many preschools and other places to share my story with the children."

If you have a baby shower to attend ~ make sure this is in the gift! Or maybe you want to donate a book to your kids/niece or nephew's/ or granchild's school/preschool ~ "Perfect You" would be awesome! If you just want to snuggle with your sweet child and help plant some seeds about how very special they are and how God agrees with you....sit down and open up "Perfect You" You will NOT be sorry!

Thank you 1st Wildcard and Holly Skelton for allowing me this opportunity to read and review "Perfect You" with a complimentary copy! All opinions are mine.


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