Friday, March 21, 2014

Children's Book Review ~ "I Am Strong! I Am Smart!" by Fay A. Klinger

I Am Strong! I Am Smart!I Am Strong! I Am Smart! by Fay A. Klingler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received eBook to review
Genre: Children's Inspiration Book

Book Description: Luisa May, known to her family and friends as Lu, loves to play games with her Grandma. When she’s bullied at school, Grandma has a special puzzle for Lu to help her see how valuable she is—no matter what others say, or how much doubt she feels within herself. Soon after, Grandma has to go to the hospital, and Lu finds out Grandma needs help recovering. Then it’s Lu’s turn to help Grandma see how valuable she is—no matter how much doubt she feels within herself. It’s a beautiful parallel for young and old alike, as each age learns from the other.

Written and illustrated with loving hands, this delightful children’s story offers a heartfelt message that unites and bonds generations. From the award-winning pen of Fay A. Klingler, I Am Strong! I Am Smart! provides to women of all ages a reminder of the tremendous gift of “girl power.”

My thoughts: Having a strong support system is important at any age. I Am Strong! I Am Smart! begins as Lu is struggling with problems that all/most children have. Her grandmother, who lives with Lu's family, teaches Lu how to deal with life's problems. She is positive and uplifting in teaching patience, handling bullies,  self messages, and doing chores. Her messages of love and encouragement are amazing, inspiring, and appropriate for a young girl.

In a twist, Grandma has a stroke and it's Lu's turn to help her grandmother. She shows how she has internalized the messages as she encourages her grandmother.

This book is perfect for kids and adults. I needed the gentle reminders. We all need to be reminded that we are strong and smart too.

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This book can also be purchased in Christian Bookstores!

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About the Author: Fay A. Klingler, author and illustrator, is an award-winning creative and technical writer, as well as a sought-after motivational speaker for women’s groups. Her expertise includes successful patterns for life, betrayal recovery, and effective grandparenting. Her previous publications include A Woman’s Power: Threads that Bind Us to God; Shattered: Six Steps from Betrayal to Recovery; Daughters of God, You Have What It Takes; The LDS Grandparents’ Idea Book; My Magnificent Mountain; The Complete Guide to Woman’s Time; Our New Baby; and A Mother’s Journal.

An active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sister Klingler has served in various stake and ward Relief Society positions, as a ward Young Women president, in the Primary, and as a stake missionary.

The Klinglers have twelve children and thirty-five grandchildren in their blended family. They reside in Draper, Utah.

Every girl needs a mentor, someone she can trust to show her the way home to Heavenly Father. The stakes are high—as women of influence, how we live and how we teach Heavenly Father’s daughters will change the course of their lives forever.

Using compelling real-life stories from women of all ages, award-winning author Fay A. Klingler clearly defines how and why we must continue to live and teach the Young Women values.

We Are Strong! beautifully illustrates how powerful a faithful woman’s example can be.

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