When I opened the envelope this book came in, I was not expecting very much. I have read “gift” books before, and they all pretty much say the same thing. “Eat Your Peas for Moms,” though, is something different, something unique and special. I am glad I had the honor of reviewing this book, and I am looking forward to passing it along to my own mom for Mother’s Day.
To begin with, the book itself is beautiful! I love the purple, green, and yellow color scheme. It immediately gives the reader a sense of happiness and joy. The size of the book itself is also perfect. The reader can hold the book comfortably without having the lug around a heavy tomb. It would fit perfectly in a purse, so a mother could keep it handy for the moments she needs it.
The nuggets included in “Eat Your Peas for Mom” are perfect for bite-size consumption. This is a 3-minute read as front cover suggests. However, a reader can savor each page for as long as she wishes. There were many pages in this book that lead me to stop and ponder the sentiments. Though the book is short and sweet, the memories will last much longer.
The format of this book is great. Each page has a cute graphic on the left side, with the rest of the page being blank. The right side has the words of wisdom and thought. I will be using the blank spaces to make notes for my own mother. I will be leaving little examples of why the page is important. These will be memories of my own childhood, making this book as personal as it is inspirational.
I am glad I got the opportunity to be a reviewer of “Eat You Peas for Mom: Simple truths and Happy Insights!” by Cheryl Karpen. As a mother, I hope my children will one day feel the way this book describes. As a daughter, this book inspires me to be the type of daughter who will make my mom proud.