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What A Bragger! by Lee Ann Mancini and Dan Sharp

Updated on August 22, 2015


I was sent a free copy of What A Bragger! by Lee Ann Mancini and Dan Sharp in exchange only for my honest unbiased review of the book.

Melissa Blowfish likes to brag that she can swim the fastest, climb the highest, and has the best of everything. Corey finds her crying in the sand box with her broken shovel, the only toy she had. They all chip in treasure coins for her birthday present. Melissa prays, giving thanks to God for her friends, and learns they are more important than all the toys in the sea.

— Lee Ann Mancini and Dan Sharp

Lee Ann Mancini

Lee Ann Mancini has multiple college degrees:

  • B.A. in Religious Studies: Regent University
  • M.A. in Christian Studies: Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • M.A. in Biblical Studies: Knox Theological Seminary

Lee Ann Mancini is an adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. She is an award winning child's book author. She is well known for her book series known as "Adventure of the Sea Kids". Lee Ann Mancini is currently married with two children. She has written:

  • Fast Freddy - Mom's Choice Award, IBPA Award, and FAPA Award
  • What A Bragger! - National Indie Excellence Award Finalist

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First off as always: "I was sent a free copy of What A Bragger! by Lee Ann Mancini and Dan Sharp in exchange only for my honest unbiased review of the book" just as I wrote in the disclaimer. I just got the book today and I read through the entire thing. As some of you know I work as a child care counselor so I love to review children's books. This book is a wonderfully written Christian children's book. It teaches important life lessons to young children in an emotionally healthy way. For instance one of the main characters in the book, Melissa Blowfish, is always bragging about having the best things. However Corey suspects something is wrong when he knows she is always borrowing his toys and does not bring her own. So he follows her home and finds out that she and her family are not well off. So he decides to get their classmates to all help buy her a birthday present and throw her a birthday party during lunch. This teaches young children that others are not always being mean or bragging just to be mean, but instead they might have something bad happening in their lives. It encourages children to try and be a good friend no matter what the other child does.

The book also teaches children to pray and give thanks for what they have and to be thankful for everything they have because their are other children who don't have what they have. The last page of the book challenges children to go back and search for the Christian fish symbol (ichthys or ichthus) on each page of the book. This little challenge helps the lesson to be reinforced through getting the child to read the book more than once.


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      misty103 2 years ago

      Thank you for your feedback; I am glad to know that other are enjoying my writing.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Your review is very helpful, first in introducing the book, then in sharing its value to the children. Good job!

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      misty103 2 years ago

      It is really a great book for kids. I hope your grandchildren enjoy it.

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      Susan Haze 2 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This book sounds like a wonderful book for my two youngest grandchildren. I think they would love it and so would their moms.