Disclaimer – I received this book free of charge to review. I was also paid for my time to write this post, however all opinions are strictly my own and I was not paid to write a good review for this book.
When I first heard about this children’s book called A Remnant Surprise I immediately knew that I wanted to read it to my children. The story is about a Great-Grandma who wanted to make each of her children and grandchildren a quilt. She started making her list of all the quilts she would need to make, and then realized that she was getting older and her hands couldn’t make 35 quilts. So she decided on solid color comforters instead. As she made the comforters her two grandchildren that were helping her saved the scraps. The Great-Grandma ended up being surprised with a scrap quilt of her own that was made from all the scraps!
I sat and read it to my five year old daughter. She loved it, and especially loved the page showing the cheerful little girl’s picture. What I especially appreciated was how the author wrote the book showing a sweet and tender relationship with the Great-Grandma and her children and grandchildren. I struggle finding children’s books to read to my younger children that exhibit sweetness. I can look through shelves and shelves of children’s books at the library and only find a small handful that I feel are worthwhile. The illustrations in this book are also very peaceful and pretty, in contrast to some of the common cartoonish type illustrations out there now.
Fabric scraps have a very special meaning to me. My Mom adored fabric, and especially loved little bits of fabric. She was always finding something special to create with her fabric scraps, and even until her death she was working on sewing, and had a hospice volunteer helping her make Yo-Yo’s.
My Mom was housebound the last few months as she lived at my sister’s house. It didn’t stop her from having her little fabric collection in her little room with her. I love this picture of her with my two girls, she had little scraps of fabric out and was passing on her love of fabric to her grandchildren. Sweet pieces of ribbon were the necklaces.
It is not surprising that the author, Vanessa Roam is a quilter herself. She also is a homeschooling mother of two children and naturally enjoys storytelling and language arts. I’m excited to see that she has a new book called Tippy Tip being released soon! You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Goodreads.
You can find some sweet activities at Vanessa’s website that go along with this book, including a coloring page from the book!
This year we are giving our children four gifts each, and one of the gifts is a book for each child. I know a lot of families do the same thing, and this would be a lovely book for a younger boy or girl.
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