Friday, January 17, 2014
Review: Reverently, Quietly by Pamela Jensen
Blurb: When the wiggles come and boredom strikes, it can be difficult for little ones to sit through long church meetings. Reverently, Quietly not only keeps boredom at bay, but also instructs and invites the Spirit. Containing drawing activities, matching games, and coloring pages, all Church-centered, this is a quiet book that all children will enjoy!
My Review: ****--4 Stars
I have a 7 year old daughter who loves to draw. She doodles all the time--on her spelling tests, on the program in church, at the kitchen table, in her bed, etc. I thought this would be a great book for her to use at church to keep her quiet and focused on more spiritual things.
This book has some great pages to keep kids entertained. There's a variety of activities, although most involve drawing, but in different ways. They can draw the faces on people, finish the flowers in the vase, decorate dresses and ties, draw people, etc. I would say this book isn't for the tiniest of children, unless they just want to scribble. Kids ages 4-8 would have the most fun with it, but I'm sure all ages could find something to like. Who doesn't like to draw a face or decorate an outfit?
My only complaint is that there are quite a few pages that are duplicated. If you have more than one child using it, that could be a good thing, but if not, they might find that a little repetitive. Then again, they may love being able to draw or decorate something in a completely different way.
Meet the Author: Pamela R. Jensen was born into a family of 10 children, she was the oldest girl and second child. She spent a majority of her childhood entertaining her younger siblings. Drawing has always been apart of who she is, always sketching anything and everything. She can remember getting into trouble for drawing on the walls. She now lives with her husband a retired farmer and miner in Grantsville, UT. They have five children, and ten grandchildren who love to draw with grandma. I sketch and draw because I can’t stop. She tells her grandchildren, put a pencil or a pen in my hand and it automatically starts to draw, almost without thinking. She has made some pretty impressive doodles in her time.