Review: The Legend of the Sand Dollar by Chris Auer, Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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Goodreads Summary:

This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Sand Dollar renews the wonder and charm of the original and timeless tale written by Chris Auer. With new vibrant artwork from Bad Dog, Marley illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, this holiday classic is brought to life for a new generation. The Legend of the Sand Dollar tells the story of Kerry, as her cousin Jack reveals to her the deeper meaning of Easter hidden within something as small as a sand dollar. This Easter tale reminds everyone everywhere that when Jesus died for us and was resurrected, he promised hope for all.


*** I was given a copy of the book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review***

This lovely children’s storybook is about the legend of the sand dollar, how every mark on the outside and inside the shell tells a beautiful story of Easter. This was a newly illustrated version that showed soft and colorful drawings that accompanied the story, which is suitable for ages 4-10 years old.

From my perspective, I enjoyed the story behind the sand dollar. I never knew about it before, and think it’s a great one for little kids. It tells a spiritual story of how Jesus died for us and how there is hope for all, and we are reminded of that even in the smallest of things like a sand dollar. Also, the new and pretty illustrations were eye-catching and very colorful, which I think would appeal to children very much. The only downside for me was the font of the text, which I think could’ve been more matching with the style of the pictures (but that could be just me being picky :P).

I think this would be a wonderful story to share with the little ones who want a special story on Easter Day. I know I did when I gave this to my nephew to read in the future 😉


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