Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Not Even Once Club by Wendy Watson Nelson -- Giveaway

Read review and look for giveaway below.

The Not Even Once Club

Author: Wendy Watson Nelson

Illustrator: Brandon Dorman

Publisher: Deseret Book

Published: August 1st


ISBN-13: 978-1-60907-337-4

FTC FYI: Received a review copy from the publisher for an honest review.

Inside the Book Jacket

The Not Even Once Club is an adorable and appealing way to engage children in a story that will help them choose for themselves to keep the commandments and to never break them.  Not even once.

Children will meet Tyler, an energetic boy who is excited to make new friends in his Primary class.  They have invited Tyler to join their special club, but first he has to pass the test and keep the club promise.

With illustrations from bestselling illustrator Brandon Dorman, The Not Even Once Club is a fun and engaging way for parents to help teach their children the importance of keeping the commandments.  Included in the back of the book are additional teaching helps for parents and leaders.

My Review

What an amazing book this is.  I loved the children in the story.  Great examples of kindness and of children wanting to do their best.  The illustrations are so beautiful, they bring this book to life perfectly.  All of my kids, even my teenagers, thought this book was fun and sweet.  It is a great reminder for us all to promise to do what our Heavenly Father asks.  The last page gives parents and children a wonderful guide that explains the LDS church's view on the issues in the book.  The Word of Wisdom, modesty, pornography, obedience and repentance.  It also refers to articles and products the church has on these topics.  Even for questions to discuss with your older children.

5 out of  stars.  Enjoy this book with your kids and grandkids and start your own Not Even Once Club!

About the Author

Wendy Watson Nelson holds a Ph.D. in family therapy and gerontology. Prior to her marriage to Elder Russell M. Nelson, she was a professor of marriage and family therapy for twenty-five years. Sister Nelson has served as a stake Relief Society president, stake Primary president, and chaired theBYU Women’s Conference. Currently, she is an institute instructor and visiting teacher. Sister Nelson was born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, to Leonard David and Laura Byrde McLean Watson.

About the Illustrator

Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestsellerThe Wizard. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he studied fine art and illustration. He and his wife, Emily, have three children and live in Washington, where he enjoys working as a freelance illustrator. His work has appeared in children’s books and on numerous covers, including Pingo, The Candy Shop War, and the Fablehaven series. See more of Brandon Dorman’s artwork at

Purchase Links

a Rafflecopter giveaway US ONLY

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful cover. Sounds like something my grandkids would love.