Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fast Freddy by Lee Ann Mancini Review

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Multiple award-winning book series helps to build a strong, foundational relationship with Jesus, while teaching love, and compassion for others!Fast Freddy is one of the sea kids that live in the “coralhood.” Fast Freddy overcomes the ridicule of being different (half shark, half octopus) from the other kids in his new school. Once they find out he can swim fast like a shark, they ask him to join the swim team. They realize he is a great kid and are happy that he helps them win the championship for the first time. He comes from behind overcoming Marcus who is a formidable threat on team Barracudas. His octopus arms wave in victory as he crosses the finish line! Freddy receives the MVP award, but says a prayer of thanks to Jesus for being different and having new friends.   Lee Ann Mancini and Dan Sharp have created an underwater world that explodes with color, drawing the children into the captivating story.   
Award-Winning Children's Author, Speaker, Adjunct Professor
Lee Ann was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in Aurora, Ohio. She graduated from Aurora High in 1976 and moved to Florida in 1978. 
Lee Ann Mancini graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Regent University (1990), a Masters in Biblical and Theology Studies from Knox Seminary, Magna Cum Laude (2014), and a Masters in Christian Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Cum Laude (2014). Lee Ann also received her certificate of completion from the Ravi School of Apologetics (2011).

Lee Ann is currently an adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. She is also an award-winning, Christian children's author. She is has taught Bible Study for over 10 years and has been an active community volunteer/​leader for over 20 years: Representing children as a Palm Beach County Guardian Ad Litem, International Affairs commission Chair for St. Joan of Arc Council of Catholic Women, Community Support Chair for the Junior League of Boca Raton. Initiated and chaired the Auction for Boca Raton High School for six years, and initiated and chaired the PTSA for Boca Raton High School for two years. In addition, Lee Ann is involved in the Women's Ministry at Spanish River Christian Church and is on board Alexandrian Forum under the tutelage of Dr. Warren Gage Th.M., J.D., Ph.D., seeking to bring a greater understanding of the Bible by hosting annual Typology Conferences in South Florida dedicated to the theme of Christ as the center of Scripture. In addition, Lee Ann speaks to women groups regarding the redemptive power of the gospel represented though the types of brides of the church.

Lee Ann is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and Society for Pentecostal Studies. Her series "Adventure of the Sea Kids" is an award winning series. Promoting Christian values for children.

Lee Ann is married and has two children. She loves to read, jog, and teach the Word of God.

My Review:
This is a very cute book that reminds kids to be nice to each other. It also tells kids not to pick on each other. I liked it because it promoted working together and using the talents that God gave you. We each have our own. I thought that the idea of a school of fish at school was fun, as was the addition of mermaids and races. The last page tells the reader to go back and find a hidden symbol in each picture. This is great because it will grow with the child and be looked at over and over. I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own. 

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