Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Blog Tour/Review: Baptism & Boomerangs by Sherrie Gavin & Tatiana Lawton

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Baptism & Boomerangs, Written by Sherrie L.M. Gavin & Illustrated by Tatiana Lawton
2015, 32p, LDS Children's
Rating=5 Stars
Source: Received a copy from the publisher for an honest review

Baptism brings us soaring back—just like a boomerang—into the arms of our loving Heavenly Father! With colorful artwork, a fun story, and insightful analogies, this book helps parents and children discuss the importance of our first crucial covenant in God’s plan of happiness. Entertaining and uplifting, it makes a great gift for all your favorite eight-year-olds.

I was drawn to this book by both the name and and the cover. The artwork inside is just as colorful and fun as the cover! Amara and Jack head to Sydney with their parents to visit their grandparents and for Amara's baptism. She's excited to be there and they have lots of fun! Amara soon confides to her parents that she's nervous about what comes after baptism. The next day, her grandfather takes her and Jack to the park where he answers Amara's questions and explains how baptism and boomerangs go together.

I loved this book from beginning to end! I enjoyed learning more about the Australian culture, both through the story and the pictures, and especially the grandfather's explanation of the boomerang. When Amara was worried, her family rallied around her to make sure her questions were answered and she felt comfortable with baptism and all it entails.

This would be a fun gift to give someone that's getting baptized, along with a boomerang, of course! It might be helpful to read it with them beforehand in case they have some of the same questions and would be a gateway to address any other concerns.

About the author:
Sherrie Gavin was born and raised in upstate New York, USA. Always looking for romance, adventure, and with a love of writing, she travelled to Australia and fell in love with a true Aussie bloke named Bruce. ‘Sruth! They married and began adventuring together, joined by two beautiful daughters who are the loves of their lives. Sherrie has been lucky enough to have contributed to Linda Hoffman Kimball’s Relief Society anthologies and The Exponent II. She also thinks that everyone should try throwing a boomerang at least once.

About the illustrator:
Tatiana Lawton was born in Brisbane, Australia, but was raised up north on the sunny beaches of the Sunshine Coast. She was born with a love for life, art, and storytelling, and her pusuit to study a degree of film and animation came as no surprise to family and friends. Moving back to Brisbane, Tatiana completed her four-year degree. Since finishing her degree, she has been freelancing as an artist, contributing to short films as a concept artist, character designer, and storyboard artist. Tatiana has drawn her inspiration for this book from her Australian heritage and her appreciation for eternal families.


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