Designed to Shine! by Joy Resor: #RWYK Certified Great Read

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#RWYK Certified Great Read #Review – “Designed to Shine!: Read Aloud Rhymes for Any Size Heart” by Joy Resor

5 stars

Happy and blessed Friday everyone!

It is our absolute pleasure to introduce another exciting and absolutely Adorable picture book to all of you.  Please welcome Designed to Shine!: Read Aloud Rhymes for Any Size Heart by Joy Resor as our brand new ReadingWithYourKids Certified Great Read!!


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Read on to find some of the important things young readers can learn while enjoying her book and we’re sure you’ll enjoy reading about her book as much as we enjoyed writing about it!


Let’s have a look at the Book Blurb

Designed to Shine!: Read-Aloud Rhymes for Any Size Heart by Joy Resor

Designed to Shine!: Read Aloud Rhymes for Any Size HeartOpen any page of Designed to SHINE! for a rhyme with art for your heart.

Topics will lead you and your loved ones into fun, laughter, and joy…and onto the dance floor!

You’ll receive ideas to pay attention in new ways, reminders about kindness and so much more in this alphabetical treasure.

This is a book, a guide and a gentle teacher all at once.

It’s a book for you, your child or your inner child…about loving who we are to shine in the world.

Designed To Shine is Available to purchase at the following places

Note from Joy Resor

Image result for joy resor authorI’m grateful that I’ve healed into my given name of Joy after daily writing a prayer in my journal to be the Joy God created me to be.

It is my honor and delight to be free from the blocks, worries, shame and more I carried around for years.

Now, my loving, serene, joyful presence speaks volumes before I say a word, and wisdom I’m called to share is offered with ease, confidence and grace.

I’m excited that these books, Go In Joy! An Alphabetical Adventure, Go In Joy! Venture to Your Center – Journaling Prompts to Enliven Your Joy and Designed to SHINE! Read Aloud Rhymes for Any Size Heart, that flowed through my heart and hands now are available through Amazon.

May these creations inspire you to expand your joy and to more deeply love your life!

I love my varied days writing, serving clients in spiritual direction, mailing books and joyful wares, leading a workshop, walking, laughing or being with friends.

Where can you find Joy Resor on the internet?

Visit her website for more information and to sign up for a free, monthly ezine –

Facebook: @JoyOnYourShoulders


Our Review

Beautifully illustrated, with healthy & empowering messages!

What an adorable book!  “Designed to SHINE! Read Aloud Rhymes for Any Size Heart” is a hopeful and encouraging collection of poems written by Joy Resor and beautifully illustrated by Lauren Connell. It contains 26 poems that will delight any young child. It’s a fully illustrated, trove of poetry that covers many topics starting with each alphabet – attention, balance, change, dance, energy, forgive, happy, grateful, imagine and kindness, to name a few. This poetry collection is a celebration of the humor, rhythm, wisdom, and words. What a wonderful way to introduce the young child to the love of poetic verse. Joy Resor’s fun rhymes are sure to draw in children.

We love that there are a great many positive, self-affirming messages covered in this beautiful book for all ages to soak in a nice little remedy against some of the other messages out there that children are exposed to! We have fallen in LOVE with the whimsical illustrations. The pictures are so unique, soft, precious and warm. We found ourselves so fascinated by the magical images on each page that we paused long after the words were read to absorb the beauty and detail. The characters in the story are drawn with such care and each one is so unique and incredible.

When reading aloud, it is always enjoyable to be able to read a story with a steady, easy to follow the flow. We think that Designed to Shine is laid out in a comfortable series of rhyming poems without being sing-songy. Each page contains a short poem while the captivating illustrations tell the story right along with the written word. The language is vivid, fun and adds character and creativity to this amazing rhyming book.

Designed to Shine gratifies and teaches kids to love and accept themselves for who they are! It also shares other valuable life lessons. It brings pleasure, as well as instruction, to its readers. Memorizing and reciting the beautiful poems from this book can be an ideal activity for you and, for your child. Joy Resor has done a wonderful job in writing these amazing poems that rhyme, are short, and have instructional value. These imaginative poems, illustrated by the brilliant Lauren Connell, will surely inspire your young poets. We highly recommend it to not just children, but people of all ages!



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