Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Raindrop by Brian McClure

My review:
Little Raindrop is sad because is feels he is too small and of no importance. Through his process of visiting the earth and his travels he learns differently. This is a very neat little book and will also help teach your child about some science things along the way. It will help your child see that they are important and loved no matter how little they may be. The age group for this book is probably 4-8 or 9 near olds. The lllustrations are lovely too. They are a water color type picture.

Read author interview here




Though the uplifting rhymes and profound messages of acceptance, respect and understanding, author Brian D. McClure educates and entertains children, parents and grandparents in the adventurous journey of The Raindrop. In this story, The Raindrop experiences many emotions as it travels from feelings of uselessness to the discovery of its importance and Interdependence of all things big and small.
The Raindrop like the other seven books in The Brian D. McClure Children’s book series offer universal life lessons that empower and educate the whole family.





I am just a raindrop; I am smaller than small.
What am I doing here? I have no use at all…

“What are you talking about?” asked the Cloud, “You are part of the water system, and you should be proud.”
“No,” said the Raindrop, “I am sure you are wrong. I am good for nothing, and soon I’ll be gone.”
“I know your problem,” the Cloud said in reply. “I can do nothing to help you, I can only stand by. However, before you go, there is something I would like you to know. Without you, there would be no life on earth. I urge you to rethink, the state of your worth!”





Ohio born native Brian McClure is the Founder and President of The Universal Flag and its affiliate companies. He is an author, human rights advocate and messenger of the oneness of all. Inside of the Universal Flag Companies, he set up a Non Profit Foundation to help relieve the suffering which he has witnessed in third world countries, along with spreading the Universal Flags throughout the World. The flag was recently paraded and flown at The United Nations as part of World Peace Day.
Brian has been interviewed on countless national radio shows and has been in a number of publications including CNN, CBS & NBC TV. He is the host the hit radio show, “A Call To Consciousness” – which is heard weekly on KTLK 1150AM in Los Angeles and KFNX 110AM in Phoenix Arizona.
He has spoken at many organizations, churches and institutions including The Agape Spiritual Center, The Inside Edge and The Onion based at the Unity Spiritual movement Center. Brian’s humanitarian efforts have extended worldwide. Recently Brian took it upon himself to visit and document impoverished communities in Sierra Leone which had just ended an 11 year war several years before, and Uganda. Upon his return he has been very proactive creating awareness about the real conditions which go largely unreported in the US.
Brian once stated: ”The power of a symbol cannot be underestimated. Politicians use symbols to gather and mobilize support. Corporations use logos to create effective, profitable brand loyalties. Now, the world has a new symbol, the Universal Flag is one that calls forth promise and potential for all. It defines our interconnectedness and oneness with ALL.” As Brian has said many times, “the Universal Flag Symbol acts as a signpost reminding us of our deepest truths. The symbol represents a world filled with infinite possibilities.”
Brian has developed an awareness of equality among all people and nationalities. His primary goal is to help people remember that inside each of us we hold the higher truths that are transforming our world.
You can visit Brian online at www.universalflag.com and www.briandmcclure.com/mediablog.


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Ok, Now for the giveaway. Mandatory, visit the book site page here (click on the cover of the books and you'll get a brief description about the book) and come back and tell me which of Brian's other books looks interesting to you. I will draw a winner April 23rd for a copy of the Raindrop. Please be sure to leave a way of contact. Please US/Canada residents only.

Bonuses (first mandatory above must be accomplished)
one extra for the following:
  • follower
  • subscriber
  • tell me who you would share this book with if you won it.
  • if you followed a link tell me where you heard about this giveaway.
  • post me in favorite blog site listings

two extra:
five extra:

A message from Cheryl, Virtual tour coordinator for this book

Readers can follow Brian's tour all month long for more chances to win a copy of The Raindrop. They can visit http://virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/
to see where Brian will be each day.






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A copy of this book was provided for review by Virtual Book tours
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19 comments:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for the wonderful review of Brian's book. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Readers can follow Brian's tour all month long for more chances to win a copy of The Raindrop. They can visit http://virtualbooktours.wordpress.com/ to see where Brian will be each day.

Thanks again.

Cheryl

Linda Kish said...

I think The Ants looks cute, but all of them really do.

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Linda Kish said...

This would make a wonderful gift for my DIL's niece.

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Anonymous said...

I like the sun and moon book. They look like the kind of stories I like to read at bedtime.
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Anonymous said...

I am a email subscriber.
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Anonymous said...

I would share this book with my nephew.
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Amanda said...

I think the 'who am I' book sounds interesting - thanks for the review! I'm a follower :)

Wanda said...

Another one of his books that looks interesting to me is The Birds and the Frogs!
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Wanda said...

I just became a follower of your blog

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Wanda said...

If I win this book I will give it to my best friend's little boy! He's one and a half years old and loves books.
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Wanda said...

I just became a subscriber via Google Reader.
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Debbie F said...

The Bubble looks good. thanks for the giveaway!

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Debbie F said...

I'm a follower! - debbie f

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Debbie F said...

I would share this book with my two children. They would love it!

thanks

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Tracysweetangl said...

The Birds and The Frogs looks so cute.

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Tracysweetangl said...

follow your blog

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subscriber by email

Tracysweetangl said...

I would share it with my nephews. Thanks for the chance.

Mama Zen said...

The Birds and the Frogs looks cute!

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