Kayla Jarmon is a wife, mother, former homeschooler (kids graduated), poet, author, screen writer, and blogger. She fell into penning stories when helping her son with his homeschool studies she discovered her gift for storytelling.
Members of the Homeschool Review Crew were able to read three of her books. They came as digital files that we received access to online.
A Boy and His Dog
A Boy and His Dog is about the sweet relationship between a boy and his loyal dog. This particular title is not necessarily from a Christian worldview but more a general look at a good day for a boy and his dog.
My mother and I often get into discussions about which is man's best friend. You see I'm a cat person and love my kitties. I feel they are so sweet and loving. But I can't deny the special loyalty that dogs have for their owners.
The Artwork is simple but eye catching. The book is illustrated by Piper Miru and is 41 pages long.
A Boy and His Dog is a really sweet book about the relationship between kids and their pets. And the graphics just make it even better.
Don’t Forget Me
Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee,
In Don't Forget Me a conversation is happening between a baby in the mother's womb and God. God is telling the baby about all the sounds he/she is hearing and where they are coming from and why. At the end of each conversation God tells the baby not to forget Him. The last page of the book contains Bible scripture references.
I wanted to read this particular book because after losing a baby I have thoughts of what did he think before he died? Did he know he was coming to our family? Did God comfort him in the womb. Different thoughts about a time we don't remember (as babies being born). Just random thoughts but probably somewhere along this title.
The book was very easy to read and I read it on a car trip. For families that like to read books that closely represent their lives this baby is coming into a two parent household with Christian parents.
Don't Forget me is illustrated also by Pier Miru. I thought this was an interesting take on what a new baby might be thinking. Do they know the Lord before being born?
This book is 69 pages long.
Dying Is Part of This World
Dying is Part of This World digs a little deeper than the other two. books. It's in chapter book form and relates the discussion of a mother and her daughter who is concerned about death. Mom answers her questions in a loving manner and reminds her daughter of the God who loves her and planned for her. She also explains to her how not to fear death especially as a Christian and the idea of time (which actually really helped me a lot because for some reason I get stressed out when thinking about “forever”. The book includes discussion questions and Bible scripture references at the end of each chapter.
We had a death a few deaths in our family close together. Those kinds of situations make kids sit up and take notice and ask questions. This is a great followup book to Don't Forget Me.
The book is 45 pages in reading length and also illustrated by Pier Miru with black and white illustrations.
We received a digital copy of this book but you can also purchase it in paperback for on Amazon. That way the kids can read it for themselves.
Note: Each of these titles will be available as audio books or radio-dramas in the near future.
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