I Spy A Tiger – Celebrate Lit

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About the Book

unnamed Book: I Spy a Tiger
Author: Clyde & Annie San Juan
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Synopsis: Worship daily in rhyme, reading I Spy a Tiger with the young ones in your life. On this colorful journey, introduce them to some of the beloved characters Adam named into the Animal Kingdom, God’s awesome design, along with a bit of His humor too! I Spy a Tiger invites young and old alike,

“There is so much for us to see and explore! Go on … have a look … it’s right out your door!”  

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My Thoughts

I Spy a Tiger by Clyde and Annie San Juan was wonderfully lyrical and filled with eye-catching detail. All the pages were covered with whimsical artwork that kids can identify and remember. I liked how the words were larger and easy to read on the pages, and that they had a lyrical sing-song quality that I really enjoyed and remembered even after I was done reading it. Plus, I loved the interactive aspect of the book and the questions back and forth on the pages (i.e., I sailed to an Island, and coming ashore…I saw the most colorful Parrot with his treasures galore!). So, as I said it is a fun book that would be a great addition to any library.

 I give this book 5 out of 5 stars! I highly recommend this book really enjoyed getting to read it.

*I did receive a copy in return for my honest feedback, however, I already purchased a copy for my niece! As always, the thoughts and opinions expressed within this review are my own.


About the Author

81CAWY3YzIL._US230_ (1)Native SoCal author and illustrator, backpacker on crooked trails, amateur photographer and more recently, creativity encourager, Clyde enjoys teaching foundational basics and appreciation for drawing and painting to as many aspiring artists as 
he can. With unprecedented changes in the current social and commerce atmosphere, he is exploring the realm of Virtual Online classes in Art Instruction. As an author, like many dealing with the push and pull of life, he is working under the radar on four projects, ranging from three illustrated, fiction novels and a home cook targeted cookbook addressing the hurdles of ingredient intolerances.

With the anticipation of the momentous arrival of a first grandchild, the August, 2020 Redemption Press relaunch of his Children’s Book, I Spy a Tiger, he’s seeing the book in a different light.  

More from Clyde

“I’ve been blessed to be able to combine visual conceptualization with writing. Right from the get-go, nothing but an exciting synergy leading into any project! Is it the writing, or the illustration that incites a certain section or aspect of a book? At every turn, a toss up, but the reciprocities are always movement forward.

I Spy a Tiger, a project my wife and I collaborated on while our boys, Tyler and Bryce were little was a bright season of creativity and joy I’ll always cherish. Anne, writing the first draft while I designed and executed the layout and illustrations and later, contributing copy rewrites and additions.  

Birthdays, anniversaries, intertwined with school, sports, scouting and all the natural inevitabilities maturing families encounter, quickly moved us into cascading seasons of life. Unceremoniously, I Spy, was slipped “underneath the bed,” along with some forgotten toys, for quite some time until, finally, its first edition was published in 2008.

 The seasons of life are many. And what we see, looking back over the years of our family’s tapestry, are divine gold filaments of God, indelibly sown in and amongst our bound human threads.  

We easily see it with all the good, but also, in all the not so good, despite our choices in self-power and self-will. Testimonies to His providence in all the victories, but more glorious, His presence with each advent of His protective shield through our trials. Grace and mercy ever present throughout the entirety of our family’s legacy.

 And now, with this latest season, in the only way a good God can, I’m seeing I Spy’s second edition in a different light! We’re all anticipating a first grandson, due in December. And come Spring, 2021, another grandchild! With impeccable timing, more golden threads of His glory spun and sown in!  

What fun, my new life as a Grampy, highlighted by the first reading of I Spy with grandson, Sonny! And in the blink of an eye, another baby San Juan in April.

  The blessings of reading of a book together with the little ones in your lives are eternal. Miraculous, serendipitous, laughter laden moments forever! In this fast-paced, virtual world, the interactive hands-on intimacy of a book between an inquisitive child and a nurturing parent or guardian, represent three cords of love coming together in a strong, invincible bond.  

Close fellowship like this can only help edify families and relationships; never losing its high place in championing childhood imaginations.”  

Last night, I went outside, experiencing the first nip of the new season and was prompted to a romantic ditty . . .GeeseFormation-225x300
tell me of the season’s changes . . .
frosty mornings with steaming mugs of cocoa.
Piles of fiery leaves tromped through, buffeted about in all directions . . .
listening to the wind, I sketch in the shadows that cling to every detail like the lichen . . .
and when I run with that fox, flash of reddish fur,
to the place where the great owl sleeps,
tell me of the honkings of Canadian Geese overhead.

Blog Stops

Musings of a Sassy Bookish Mama, January 6

Library Lady’s Kid Lit, January 6

Remembrancy, January 7

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 8

Simple Harvest Reads, January 8 (Guest Review from Donna Cline)

Fiction Book Lover, January 9 (Guest Review from Marilyn Ridgway)

Adventures of a Travelers wife, January 10

Sara Jane Jacobs, January 10

deb’s Book Review, January 11

Spoken from the Heart, January 11

Older & Smarter?, January 12

Texas Book-aholic, January 13

Mary Hake, January 13

Splashes of Joy, January 14

Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 14

Inklings and notions, January 15

Locks, Hooks and Books, January 16

Stephanie’s Life of Determination, January 16

For Him and My Family, January 17

Southern Gal Loves to Read, January 17

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, January 18

Artistic Nobody, January 19 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

Vicky Sluiter, January 19

Giveaway

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To celebrate his tour, Clyde is giving away the grand prize package of a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Click Here to Enter The Giveaway!

10 Comments Add yours

  1. Dianna says:

    It’s so important to read with kids — I love that this one inspires inquiry!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Travelers Wife 4 Life says:

      Me too! I love books that are interactive and engage Kids 🙂

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  2. Emma says:

    This sounds like one that would be really fun to read with my toddler!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Travelers Wife 4 Life says:

      It would 🙂 🙂 Just be prepared to read it over and over again 🙂

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  3. Aww, that sounds so good.!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Travelers Wife 4 Life says:

      It is! Your Grandkids would like it I think 🙂

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      1. I hate to admit this but my ten grandkids are 10-25. 😁 However, like you, I have…oops…not like you🤔 “great” nieces and nephews😆 that would enjoy it.

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Travelers Wife 4 Life says:

        Hahaha 🤣🤣 Someday I will have them too!!

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  4. Debbie P says:

    This sounds like a wonderful book.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Travelers Wife 4 Life says:

      I think it was a very cute story 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Debbie 🙂

      Like

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