Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Legend of the Sand Dollar

The Legend of the Sand Dollar, Newly Illustrated Edition: An Inspirational Story of Hope for Easter 


Illustrated, February 7, 2017

by Chris Auer (Author), Richard Cowdrey (Illustrator)

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz; Illustrated edition edition
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310749806

This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Sand Dollar renews the wonder and charm of the original and timeless tale written by Chris Auer. With new vibrant artwork from Bad Dog, Marley illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, this holiday classic is brought to life for a new generation. The Legend of the Sand Dollar tells the story of Kerry, as her cousin Jack reveals to her the deeper meaning of Easter hidden within something as small as a sand dollar. This Easter tale reminds everyone everywhere that when Jesus died for us and was resurrected, he promised hope for all.

My thoughts: First, the disclaimer. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." That done, THE LEGEND OF THE SAND DOLLAR is a beautifully illustrated story about a girl who went to visit her cousin Jack without her parents. And  while she was there, Cousin Jack took her out on his boat to an island where she found a sand dollar and illustrated how it depicts the Savior's birth, death, and more with the designs on it and the shapes that come when it is broken. A sweet story that parents or grandparents will enjoy reading to their favorite children. Perfect for the Easter season or anytime. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

It's always nice to discover new books for children.