We were lucky enough to receive a copy of this sweet little book for review. To The Sea, by Callie Grant, is a praise book, celebrating all the soul-pleasing wonders of God, such as the sea and all the creatures that live there. The pleasure of sinking your toes in the sand, walking along the beach and finding all the little creatures that call it home. Our natural response is to praise him for all the wonders He created.
My daughter and I love sitting and reading this little book together, over and over. It has become one of her favorites at bedtime. If you have little ones who are coming to love the Lord, check out this book!
Graham Blanchard – the only publishing house that specializes in board books to help parents teach their kids about God from infancy – is releasing To The Sea (May 1, 2015), a board book that helps little ones feel like they are having their very own ocean-side experience. As children imagine the sights, sounds, feelings, and tastes evoked in the story, they can take part in one boy’s adventurous day there, with its surprises and rewards.
In Graham Blanchard’s Learn, Absorb & Praise™ Collection, To The Sea is a Praise book, which wonders at the miracles found in everyday life and praises the God who made them.
To The Sea was authored by writer, educational content developer and company founder Callie Grant, who started Graham Blanchard after struggling to find engaging children’s books for her young daughter on who God is and how she can be in a personal relationship with him. Artist Jeremy Tugeau, who also illustrated Graham Blanchard’s popular All of Me that You Can’t See, provided the luminous oil paintings for the book. Tugeau drew from his own experiences growing up with family trips to the sea and now taking his own children there.
This is the 11th title Graham Blanchard has released, including two gift sets. All the titles have been very well received by outlets like Publishers Weekly, Foreword Reviews, CBA Retailers and Resources and more than 100 websites and blogs written by Christian parents. Graham Blanchard books were recently picked by the national chain Family Christian, and three of their titles are in the 260 stores across the country.
Beyond books, Graham Blanchard provides online resources for parents, like a virtual prayer wall and downloadable Parent’s Guide for Children Growing Up in God, which maps out key areas of focus for moms and dads during the early formidable years. They also have downloadable tip sheets to go along with each of their books to help parents connect the text to a child’s everyday life and start meaningful conversations. The Graham Blanchard Mom Mentors, a panel comprised of popular bloggers and authors, tackles faith and parenting issues each month with candor and inspiration.
Graham Blanchard Inc. is based in Austin, Texas, with a growing team of writers, editors, illustrators, parents and pastors. The company is passionate about providing the highest quality books and resources to promote a love of learning about God, in addition to supporting families with prayer and the shared experiences of other parents. Their books are distributed by STL, Ingram/Spring Arbor, and Anchor Distributors. For more information please visitwww.grahamblanchard.com.