Take a tour of the most amazing landmarks and cities in Texas! God Bless Texas will show readers how special their state is and how God made such a wonderful place for us to live.
|Publish Date||Jun 7, 2016|
|Series||A Land That I Love Book|
- Review by Penny
“God Bless Texas” is a Christian children’s picture book, written and illustrated by Peter Francis. This is a board book, so would be appropriate for little hands. It is also written in a way that a young reader could read and enjoy. It has rhyme and rhythm, so I believe that little ones will enjoy having it read to them.
I love how, Henry, the little bear enjoys a trip to Texas, and tells about what he sees and experiences. He visits Austin’s capitol, Houston’s space center, Dallas’ rodeo, among others. He also visits Big Bend National Park and floats down the Rio.
I enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to children, and to those who read to them.
(Posted on 7/18/2016)
- Review by Fitzysmom
Henry's first stop is the Guadalupe Peak. It's a four mile hike up to the top but the views make each step worth it. The next stop is the state capital of Austin where the governor greets him.
No trip to Texas would be complete without a rodeo. Henry drives into Dallas, dons his ten-gallon hat, and then whoops it up with all the other fans. Once the show is over it is off to the Alamo. There he learns about the brave Texans who fought for thirteen days straight to achieve freedom from Mexico.
Texas is also home to the NASA Space Center. Henry Bear enjoys a day discovering and exploring all the fascinating things that make up our space program. For his last day of vacation Henry spends the day at Big Bend National Park floating down the Rio. Before he leaves Texas he must stop and grab some souvenirs to remember his trip. Then it is back home where he gives thanks to God "For mountains and deserts, for rivers that run. For the big state of Texas, that's filled with such fun."
We're enjoying these books so much at our house. They are a great way to introduce different areas of the United States to your little one. Our little Henry delights in hearing his name used and is determined to go on these same adventures. The benefit for the momma that finds herself reading this book over and over is the fun and snappy verses. They easily roll off of the tongue. Before you know it your little one will be saying the verses with you.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review. (Posted on 7/6/2016)
- Review by Living a Fit and Full
- Review by InkBlotsbyTRD.blogspot.com
In God Bless Texas, Henry the bear takes a trip to Texas. He travels to Guadalupe Peak, Austin, Dallas, the Alamo, Houston, and Big Bend before heading home.
In each of the three books (God Bless America, God Bless Texas, and God Bless Florida), the first four pages share the same wording (with only the location description changed). The illustrations on the first four pages are very similar as well, with a few changes to reflect the location(s) of his trip. Again the last four pages of each of the three books are worded and illustrated very much the same. In God Bless America, a page or two from both God Bless Texas and God Bless Florida are copied into the main body of the book.
Although I don't think I would pay to purchase more than one of these books (because there is so much overlap with about half of the content being repeated), I do think that they are cute and I really like that Henry the bear ends his trip(s) by praying and thanking God for his fun vacations. I say that...but if one came out about my family's home state I sure would love to own it.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 6/9/2016)
- Review by The IE Mommy
Here Henry the Bear makes his destination the great state of Texas. This was probably the most educational for me personally so far as I'd not heard of many of these places. It was fun exploring them together with my little one.
I like that he visits the Capitol of Austin as it's a great educational tool for little ones to learn because they will eventually need to know the State Capitols in school.
There's a good balance of historical and fun like the rodeo! My kids had never heard of a rodeo before so this prompted the most discussion. My eight year old liked when Henry dressed as an astronaut because that is his current obsession. It made him take interest in the book whereas before it was just my two year old listening.
Henry gets some souvenirs of his trip and then heads home with his precious memories. We are excited to see which state Henry visits next in the Land That I Love Series! (Posted on 6/1/2016)
- Review by Jalynn
Along with the very precious illustrations, Henry warms your heart tells your child about some awesome places to visit and seals the deal with a prayer at the end. How great is that?!
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author. (Posted on 5/19/2016)