Thursday, October 9, 2008

Review of "Games and Activites for LDS Girls"

Title: Games and Activities for LDS Girls
Author: Jenna Mitchell
Publisher: Leatherwood Press
Genre: Non-fiction
Year Published: 2008
Number of Pages: 64
Binding: Paperback
ISBN 10: n/a
ISBN 13: 978-1-59992-084-9
Price: $12.95

Games and Activities for LDS Girls by Jenna Mitchell and Illustrated
by Rebecca Miller is one book that can be judged by its cover. With
bright funky colors and cute pictures, this is a book whose packaging
definitely sells. Moms and daughters alike will pick the book up
because of its fun look. If they take the time to really look inside,
they will continue holding it because of the content.

The beauty of this book is that the activities can be used by a wide
range of ages and most can be played over and over again without
losing their charm. This is a collection that contains party games,
word searches and other similar activities, and it even includes
several recipes. Because there is such a wide variety of activities
and games included, this book could be used in many situations.

Girls and their mothers will love party games like "Name That Toe",
"Modesty Shots", and "3-hour Slumber Party". Giggles and good clean
fun are sure to ensue. For quieter occasions, the mazes and word games
are a great way to fill some time. Many of these activities can even
be used for a fun-filled family night.

Even though the target audience for this book is young Latter-day
Saint girls and their mothers, most of the activities in this book can
be enjoyed by girls of all faiths. One concern that this book brings
up is that no part of this book may be reproduced or copied without
permission. This makes it difficult for a parent who would like to use
the word games and such as part of a party or family activity. It
would be nice to see this changed to allow families to copy pages to
use solely for such uses.

This book is a great resource for any mother who is looking for ways
to allow her daughters to have a good time and laugh with their
friends in an age appropriate, mom-approved way.

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