[FIRST Wild Card Tour&Review] The Gardner and the Vine by Andrew McDonough

Posted 22 July, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:

Andrew McDonough

and the book:

The Gardener and the Vine

Zondervan (January 15, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Andrew is the creator, writer, and illustrator of the Lost Sheep series. Way back in 1989 as a young Bible college student, Andrew was asked to give the dreaded “children’s talk” at a large church. Andrew possessed one talent: he could draw sheep. He bought some overheard projector sheets and drew up the story of Cecil and the Lost Sheep. The congregation loved it, so Andrew continued to draw stories to use with kids and adults. Other student, pastors, and teachers started borrowing the stories.

Product Details:

List Price: $4.99
Reading level: Ages 4-8
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (January 15, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310719461
ISBN-13: 978-0310719465


My Review:
Another adorable story book by Andrew McDonough! It was great in every sense. The pictures went well with the story. The story itself is wonderful and a perfect way to teach little ones of God’s love for them and how they can teach others about God’s gentle love by reflecting Him. I read this to my 6 and almost 8 year olds and it not only was a wonderful lesson for them, it captured their attention from beginning to end.

This little book get 5 star praises and highest of recommendations as both the perfect Sunday school lesson when teaching young ones of God’s love and reflecting Him and a book that would go well with every child’s book collections! Looking forward to more children’s books like this in the future to share with my kids!



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