Mr. Zip

Mr. Zip and The Capital Z is a history filled novella written from the perspective of Peanut – our main character. This book is really well written. It’s so different from other books I have read in the past and transports not only the character but you too into the past. When Peanut touches something in the store he sees, hears and/or is transported into the past where something from history is happening. Throughout the book, there are beautiful illustrations drawn by the author’s husband – a very talented family indeed!

Check out this book trailer from YouTube

You can also check out this interview of the author talking about her book!

This book is available from many different locations.

You can check out their own website: http://www.mrzipbooks.com/

As well as Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, BAM and IndieBound 

Book: Mr. Zip and The Capital Z
Written by: Kimberly Bryant-Palmer
Illustrated by: Jerry Palmer

Summary by the Author

After a terrifically hard and terribly disappointing day Peanut Johnson stumbles upon The Capital Z, a This and That Shop. Stepping inside, he meets Mr. Aloysius Zip – the kind and eccentric shopkeeper – who introduces Peanut to a most wondrous place. There are toys and trinkets, model cars and miniature wagon trains, even memorabilia from days gone by.

Discovering “everything from A to Z” inside The Capital Z, Peanut also finds history unfolding before his very eyes. Touching a Kentucky rifle hanging on the shop wall, he is transported to the wilderness where he sees his Great-Great-Great-Great Uncle Milkweed Johnson fighting in Andrew Jackson’s regiment during the War of 1812. George Washington’s sword brings Peanut onto the battlefield where the General, on horseback, dodges bullet after bullet. And while staring at a beautiful stained-glass window depicting the building of the Tower of Babel, Peanut finds himself in a crowd of angry and confused spectators, all speaking a different language!

But Peanut’s visit to The Capital Z turns out to be much more than a journey through history. As he peers into the past with his Uncle Milkweed and some of America’s greatest leaders, he finds the courage to face his own mistakes, taking his first steps from boyhood to those of a young man.

  • MommaKauk was shipped a complimentary copy of the book and asked to share it with you. I was not asked to rate this positively nor told what to write.

VeggieTales

I was offered this book in exchange for my honest opinion AND to give away on my blog! There is one story for every single day of the year which has a Bible passage, short message and prayer. My toddler is only 2.5 years old and he is able to repeat the prayers after I say them. Each page has a different veggieTales character at the bottom as well. My son loves seeing the new pictures each day, and it’s short enough that it keeps his attention. I have the book for boys – not sure if there are different stories / characters in the one for girls as I have not seen that one.

About the Book by the author:

Every Day with God is the latest 365-day devotional (one for boys and another for girls) from VeggieTales. The updated content and art offer the perfect opportunity for parent and child to share time together each day. Each entry includes a Bible verse, short devotion, Thought of the Day, and prayer. The content will help children learn more about God and develop a daily practice to keep Him close in their lives. The book is perfect for bedtime reading, family devotion time, or as a fresh way to start each day!

Format: Trade paperback
Page Count: 384
Book Size: 5 X 7.25
Retail Price: $9.99 (USA) or 
Reading Age: 4-7

If you would like to buy a copy for yourself here are the USA links For Girls and For Boys   Live in Canada?  Here are the .CA links For Girls and For Boys

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