Monday, September 2, 2013

Not Even Once Club, Blog Tour and Book Review

Title:               The Not Even Once Club
Author:          Wendy Watson Nelson
Book Type:    Children’s Picture Book

The Not Even Once Club

The Not Even Once Club is an adorable and appealing way to engage children in a story that will help them choose for themselves to keep the commandments and to never break them. Not even once.

Children will meet Tyler, an energetic boy who is excited to make new friends in his Primary class. They have invited Tyler to join their special club, but first he has to pass the test and keep the club promise.

With illustrations from bestselling illustrator Brandon Dorman, The Not Even Once Club is a fun and engaging way for parents to help teach their children the importance of keeping the commandments. Included in the back of the book are additional teaching helps for parents and leaders.

My Review:

I loved this children's book geared toward LDS children!  The pictures are beautiful and vibrant and the message of the book is wonderful!  Any LDS parent will want to read this to their children!  It is short enough to keep their interest and it teaches a powerful message about the importance of obeying the commandments.  I loved that Tyler was strong in his convictions while he was taking his 'test' to join the club and he already knew what his response would be to whether or not he would break the Word of Wisdom.  I think that for children and even teenagers, it is a great idea to have them promise that they won't try drugs, alcohol, lie or cheat (and so on).  Not even once! The poster that the club gave to Tyler so he could join is available for download on Deseret and it would make a great Family Home Evening activity!  You could read the story and then give a poster to each of your children or have them all sign their names to one!  A fabulous message in a world where it is getting harder to choose the right, The Not Even Once Club can boost your kids' confidence in their every day decisions in life!

I received a copy of this book for free.  This is my honest review.

About the Author
Wendy Watson Nelson holds a Ph.D. in family therapy and gerontology. Prior to her marriage to Elder Russell M. Nelson, she was a professor of marriage and family therapy for twenty-five years. Sister Nelson has served as a stake Relief Society president, stake Primary president, and chaired theBYU Women’s Conference. Currently, she is an institute instructor and visiting teacher. Sister Nelson was born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, to Leonard David and Laura Byrde McLean Watson. 

About the Illustrator
Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestsellerThe Wizard. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he studied fine art and illustration. He and his wife, Emily, have three children and live in Washington, where he enjoys working as a freelance illustrator. His work has appeared in children’s books and on numerous covers, including Pingo, The Candy Shop War, and the Fablehaven series. See more of Brandon Dorman’s artwork at

Source:  Publisher for review

1 comment:

  1. It's not a fabulous message at all. It's a terrible message, and incompatible with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    The Good News is not that you can decide to never sin. You can't. “[F]or all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Regardless of what you decide, you will fail, over and over again. The Good News is that you can be declared right in God's eyes, right now, through the merits of Jesus Christ, not through your own merits.