Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Vuolos Announce New Book

Just six months after the release of their autobiography, The Hope We Hold: Finding Peace in the Promises of God, Jinger and Jeremy Vuolo have announced another book project. This one is a 32-page children's book called You Can Shine So Bright

Illustrated by Naomi C. Robinson, an illustrator and designer with more than 20 years of experience, the book is slated to be available August 23rd, 2022. You Can Shine So Bright retails for $17.99 and can be pre-ordered via the links on the Worthy Kids website. The target audience is children ages four through seven.

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  1. Jigger and Jeremy.good luck with your new book!

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  2. August 2022?? Why announcing so far ahead? Plus $18 (way too expensive) for a children's book? Sounds like a cute book but I have questions.

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    1. The publisher is "testing the water" to see if there's enough interest in the book to make a profit. Seems rather overpriced IMO.

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    2. Books are so expensive in general. Have you been in a Barnes and Nible lately?

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    3. I agree about the price. I remember paying that price for Harry Potter books when my son was young (about £15 uk money). They were hardback & some had almost 700 pages. A book for young children should not retail at this price, I know I wouldn’t have spent that on a book for my kids at 4-7.

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    4. I agree, that is a lot to spend on a picture book for that age group. Most of our books are from the library book sale (the profits pay for library services all year) or from yard sales. There are tons of discarded and unwanted books circulating out there. And as someone else said, open any Bible to this chapter. You can get a Bible free.

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    5. I think because they live in such an expensive area and such a lavish lifestyle they don't see that the price is too high. I don't think they connect with the average income people anymore and so 18.00 isn't anything to them. I think if Jessa or Jill wrote a children's book it would be reasonable priced because they aren't real materialistic like that and so they would sell their book at a fair price that we could all buy. I could see one of them writing a children's book.

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    6. That is awful high for a child's book. We take our children to the library and pick out books and you get to keep them for 2 weeks and we return them and take out more. I only buy books that are on sale which I pay an average of 6.00 for them. Eighteen dollars is no where near a price I pay for a children's book.

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    7. It's normal price, the book prices are going up just like the food prices. The highest I seen was between 25-30 books. So technically this is cheaper. They also have to announce ahead of time these days. TV shows, books and movies are being pushed back and announced WAY ahead in advance.

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    8. Anon 8:28 That isn't a normal price for a children's book. You can buy hard back children's books for 5-8 dollars everywhere. If you are buying a children's book for $18.00 and up then you are paying way more then you should be. lol

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    9. I almost never buy books anymore.. I would rather go to the library

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    10. @3:40 PM - It actually is a normal price. Not sure where you been these days. Unfortunately it is... And also a lot of these comments are coming from the same person, 3 people are acting like a bunch of anons starting trouble.

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    11. 9:27 AM - People only correct grammar when they have nothing else to insult people with lol.

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  3. Jinger and Jeremy I just love your family❤️ So happy to get this little book next year. God sure knew what he was doing when he anointed you two for life. I just think you are precious๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™

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  4. Super excited to read this book! I loved their first book and know this one will be just as good too ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. The title of this book is grammatically incorrect. It should real "You Should Shine So Brightly". Brightly is an adverb in this sentence and it tells "how"...How will you shine? Brightly. These two should have know better and the proofreader is also a sad one.

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    1. "It should real" - yes, a proofreader would be nice. ๐Ÿ˜„

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    2. I’m not defending their book. I think it’s silly. But I’m defending their right to use language however they like. “Proper” grammar is not the only (or even best or most pleasing) way to speak. If you’d like to use adverbs in their proper form, please do so. But language is so very personal. I like seeing how all different people use language.

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    3. I'm tickled that your post criticizing their lack of proofreading has a typo.

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    4. Language is used to communicate. To do so effectively requires proper grammar. Children should be taught proper grammar from their early years, to give them a good foundation in school and to communicate in life.

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    5. The title should "real"? lol

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    6. @7:11, it is important that correct grammar is used in a children's book so children learn early.

      How someone speaks shows the level of education the person has and how thoughtful the person is.

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    7. It's not lack of proofreading, it's lack of proper usage. I suspect Jinger hasn't had a lot of adverb lessons and the title of this book didn't bother her. But I agree, an adverb is required. If you don't want to use one, that's a reflection on you and your education.

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    8. @7:11 I disagree. Proper grammar is a beautiful thing to hear and to read.

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    9. Nobody likes a grammar snob. Sincerely, someone with a PhD in English.

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    10. Right or wrong, it's called artistic license.

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    11. It's actually not incorrect. That's how it's suppose to be. Be real now, the only time people try to correct grammar is when they run out of things to insult people.

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    12. "It should real," "should have know better." Yep, someone needs a proofreader!

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    13. No, the title is correct. There is clearly no expert writers trying to degrade them lol. Someone couldn't even spell grammar right in the comments lol. People who do this usually ran out of things to pick at or at least tried in this case. Please child, get off this site.

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    14. According to Oxford Dictionaries, bright is not only an adjective, but also an adverb, usually used with the verbs burn and shine. So, either bright or brightly works in the book title. However in speech brightly is almost always used over bright. Bright is used in poetic, literary forms. It seems that the grammar police have picked the bone quite clean here. Time to move on.

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    15. Every time a Duggar does something, someone always have to find something to pick at and act better than them. It's not that deep. People need to get over it. The people who correct other people's grammar (also misspelling grammar as grammer) are the ones that usually don't have anything left to insult someone so they try to use that. They act like some kind of refine 1800s backwash from a time portal. Their English, grammar and writing is FINE. It's suppose to be like that.

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    16. "Shine so bright" is like nails on a blackboard.

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    17. @1:14 PM - Good. I'm glad. It's a bit dramatic since it's no reason at all and it's absolutely correct.

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    18. 11:09, shine isn't a linking verb to make bright a predicate adjective, so bright(ly) has to be an adverb in this sentence. There's no word for it to modify as an adjective.

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    19. How about "You Shine"? Short, simple and to the point

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    20. "Shine" would do too. "You Shine" sounds like you're going to polish shoes. (Sneakers don't need that.)

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  6. Oh enough already. What’s next - a bedding line?

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    1. I wonder what happened to those caps and candles they were peddling a while back?

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    2. Yes… that would be lovely Linen❤️❤️❤️๐Ÿ™

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    3. Why not๐Ÿคท‍♀️

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    4. Is Jeremy still a Pastor? I never hear anything about him being a Pastor anymore. I know he was when he lived in Texas but the only thing I see now is he had a blog and then some kind of blog that sells merchandise and now writes books? That would be sad to give up something as needful as being a Pastor, I hope he didn't walk away from that.

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    5. IDK. We already have that "My Pillow" guy doing just that.

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    6. Nope, shoes, pens or ties, or maybe covers you can put over your child's face for photos.

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    7. Don't forget coffee and donuts! @10:28

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    8. 8:40, he is in seminary - he'a a student right now.

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    9. These comments are so immature. I literally can picture a grown adult kicking and screaming and cry on the floor throwing a tantrum every time a Duggar does something lol.

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    10. Anon 8:40. I'm not sure what Jeremy is doing now. He went to LA to attend a program, but they are rather vague about how long the program was to last and what sort of degree or certificate he was to get by attending it. They live a very affluent lifestyle in an expensive city. Most pastors don't make enough to support that lifestyle so I guess they do other things to earn money. Perhaps that's why they keep selling stuff on a web site and writing books.

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    11. 8:25 PM - Right! lol

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  7. You can also open your Bible to Galatians, discuss these principles with your children, and send $18 to Unicef to help children worldwide. You would shine so bright if you did that.

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    1. You also don't have to wait til next August to do that! :)

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    2. Amen - great idea! Did you send yours already?

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    3. @9:41 I've been doing Trick or Treat for Unicef since I was a child. I don't go door to door any more but every Halloween I donate.

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    4. @9:41 am Obviously the OP is a UNICEF supporter or this specific organization wouldn’t have been mentioned.

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    5. 7:12 PM - Did you do it?

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    6. Obviously the OP is a Unicef supporter. Children all over the world (our own country included) need help now more than ever. Unicef is working to get all sorts of vaccines to children, always has.

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    7. You do realize Unicef is a joke right? After all these years they should had done something better. And the royals, ha. They are there to pose for pictures.

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    8. They are a joke and they "should had done" something better? Obviously you don't know much about UNICEF. A charity that has been in business for 75 years is no joke. It's a fine organization that brought much-needed relief to children after WW2 and continues to do so.

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    9. @4:06 UNICEF is a credible charity that does a great deal of good in the world. As for the British Royal Family, they do more than pose for pictures. Do not confuse the antics of the lesser royals and "retired" members of the firm with the actual working members.

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    10. @11:22 AM - It's not a fine organization anymore. You need to do your research better. My school will not even touch that place. You think they are doing a great job, you go work there and see what they are actually doing.

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    11. Agreed with you @9:24. It's sad but true. They are not who they use to be.

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    12. @9:24 Maybe you're looking at the wrong websites. US charity watch groups give Unicef a good rating, so does Forbes, and so do charity rating groups from other countries.

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    13. I dont live in the US 2:26, this is how I know how bad unicef is so drop it.

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    14. @8:16 I'm amazed that because you don't live in the US, you are able to know more about a US-based charity than US charity watch groups, Forbes magazine, and Unicef's own financial statement on file with the US government. Research the relationship between Unicef USA and Unicef before you disparage the entire organization.

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    15. @6:26 is not a US-based charity. It is part of the UN (but not funded) and has offices in many countries. UNICEF Canada has been rated very highly. It is a trusted charity here. @8:16, not living in the US does not give you any more insight into UNCEF's operations. Please explain your statements.

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    16. Unicef USA is the US-based charity for Unicef. Most people in the US refer to Unicef USA as just Unicef.

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    17. Unicef is not U.S. based.

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    18. UNICEF serves many countries around the globe with regional offices around the globe. However - their HEADQUARTERS are in New York City, NY, USA. The UNICEF headquarters are located at 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY. UNICEF USA's office is also in New York City at 125 Maiden Lane. Two separate offices - one for the headquarters that oversees all the global offices, and one for the US branch of the organization. So yes, they are "based" in the US - as in, that is their home address. And yes, Americans use UNICEF and UNICEF USA interchangeably because the regional office and the home office are both here in the same city.

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  8. Looks sweet! Mabye I’ll get that for my grandkids!

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  9. That's exciting. I was hoping they would eventually write a children's book.

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  10. Congratulations to Jinger & Jeremy on your new children's book!!!!

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  11. They need money...its obvoius.

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    1. If they didn't live in such an expensive house or drive expensive cars or live in expensive areas or wear designer clothes and shoes they wouldn't have to worry about money so much.

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    2. You people are so nasty -- why are you even here on this website?

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    3. How do you know? Plus Jinger and Jeremy was not on the show that much so they was making money another way. You are reaching to far sweety. Please reach for the stars instead, not this kind of hobby. It's unhealthy.

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    4. @7:49 AM & @9:43 AM: And you two know this how? How do you know they are struggling with money. It doesn't seem logical because they was rarely on the show and did not have trouble with money. Also before the Duggars ever had a show they was doing well with Jim Bob's real estate business. It's not nice to spread rumors although I found that these kind of rumors are only spread by people who are struggling.

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  12. Looks like the book is about the fruit of the Spirit - I wonder if the emphasis is all about humans shining bright or about reflecting Jesus?

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  13. $17.99!! You can get 2-3 books for that price through Scholastic. You can even find some faith based books on Scholastic too, at least through my kids’ school.

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    1. That's a normal price for a book. Usually they run about 25 these days.

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    2. Children's books are not $25.

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    3. Toddler books run about $4.99 and children's books run anywhere between $9.99 to $14.99 and sometimes $19.99.

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    4. I agree @9:23, I work at a book store so yes this is very correct. People need to get out of the pandemic bubble.

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    5. 8:06 I'm at book stores all the time and we are not paying 18.00-20.00 for a children's book and I don't see that kind of price on a child's book, good grief this isn't Beverly hills. The average price for a child's book is $6.00-$11.00.

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    6. I don't live in Beverly Hills either @10:15, I am just saying I work at a bookstore. This is reality. Eventually you are going to see those prices go up.

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    7. Buy used, save the difference.

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  14. I’m sure it’s a literary masterpiece! Jeremy needs money for more shoes. Anyone can write and publish a book these days!

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    1. Yeah. They're pretty much running on empty now that the show was cancelled.

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    2. You guys sound very jealous tbh. If it's that easy SIS, let us see how easy it is and in fact I knew a few writers. Please enlighten me :)

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    3. I like how people say they need money but yet they was barely on the show enough to make what they was on the original show. So Jeremy and Jinger are living just fine.

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  15. How did they get a book contract so fast? It takes talented authors years sometimes to get noticed and to get a deal.

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    1. You pitch a book to publishers these days. You don't ''get noticed'' anymore. They have a huge number of followers and the general public to sell this book too, I would sign a deal with them happily if I was a publisher. They have something to say, it's all that matters in 2021!

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    2. They are public figures and it seems that is all it takes to publish a book these days.

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    3. Anybody can pay to have a book printed. You don't need any contract. Just money.

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    4. Yes you do have to get noticed, as in your MS has to stay on someone's desk and not get lost in a stack or pitched.

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    5. Most writers these days need a literary agent to "get noticed". Manuscripts are submitted electronically not usually mailed in. Can't we just be happy for them without picking their projects to pieces.

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    6. No, actually it's kinda easy these days.

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  16. The fact that it's in pre-order with such a long lead time sounds like it's not been published yet and won't be printed until order amounts have come in.

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    1. Pre order sales help determine the number of copies in a first print....usually considered a positive indication to to pre orders.

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    2. Doesn't pre-order mean that the publisher doesn't want to take the financial chance of printing too many books that won't sell later, so they try to gauge how many to print by pre-selling? Wonder if the customer's credit card is charged right away?

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    3. Could be self published.

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    4. 2:44 You are charged if and when the book ships in most instances. If they were to actually charge me beforehand, I'd say forget it!

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    5. There are a lot of back orders and the fact the holidays are coming up, there is delays in everything. Books, movies and tv shows. That's just how it is right now.

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  17. I am not buying any book ten months in advance. Sure, they need money, but taking money for a book that won't even be available for almost a year is asking a lot. If I had a child to read this book to, he/she might be too old for it by the time it's ready for sale.

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    1. I'm not buying a book that is already in print - the Bible. If this is Galatians, it's already printed.

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    2. @2:35 Then don't buy it for a child who won't be too old. Easy peasy!

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    3. @2:45 Then ALL Christian books that should stop being printed. Some children relate better with children's books on their level. I enjoy books that explain Biblical topics. You are free to not buy this book or any book whatsoever!

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    4. @2:35 I don't think they charge you until the book actually ships. That's been my experience anyway with preorders. I wouldn't buy their book under any circumstance, though.

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    5. How do you know they need money? You know them personally? It's a year in advance so surely the parents will know how old the child will be not if they might be lol.

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    6. I think we're better off spending our money on food, with prices skyrocketing. Our kids won't be able to eat books.

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    7. How do you know this?

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  18. It's "brightly" not "bright."

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    1. It's actually spelled correctly....

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    2. Its actually correct and align with the story they are trying to get across judging by the description.

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  19. If you don't wish to buy the book, DON'T. You do not have to approve of what someone else is doing, but judging and leaving hateful snarky comments shows the parts of the Bible that you have either not read or else think doesn't apply to you. Ever heard, " If you can't San anything nice then don't say anything at all" or how about bridling the tongue? Just a thought about how Jesus might want you to act.

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    1. There is no way anyone can post responses like this and not be doing the very same thing they're complaining about. How about letting others say what they think without taking it so personally? Just because Jesus might have corrected others in public doesn't mean we all have to do it.

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    2. I agree. I do not understand why so many people are so critical of Jinger and Jeremy.

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    3. @10:17 am perhaps people are jealous of this couple and say things to elevate themselves above the Vuolos. Just a thought.

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    4. @8:00 People comment not from jealousy. They comment because the couple is not humble and seek to make money from self-promotion based on nothing more than name recognition.

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    5. Anon 10:17 I think the problem with how people feel about the Vuolos is that the Duggar fans are not the target audience of the Vuolos anymore. People who followed the Duggars admired their ministry work, their frugal ways, their many tips on helping people find creative ways to raise children to know and serve and love God. The Vuolos live a lifestyle of self promotion, designer clothes, expensive sushi and fine dining etc. etc. They love the Hollywood lifestyle. The Vuolos can live however they like but we are nothing like them. We are mostly hardworking folks who are involved in ministry, raising our children on a working man and womans income. We are frugal in lots of areas in our lives and we connect with like minded people. Our children aren't raised in excess and we don't want them to be. We don't chase after money or popularity and are content in our lives. The Vuolos target audience should be the people they are trying to be like which is the La crowd. I think that's why a lot of people say the things they do and act the way they do towards the Vuolos.

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    6. I think it's because the Vuolos want special recognition based on a TV show that no longer exists. They're not living the Christian principles that a pastor and his wife should be living. They are showing off their new lifestyle which doesn't fit them or become them and it wouldn't become anyone else either. Someday they might figure out that what's important in life isn't what restaurant you go to or what pen you carry or what sneakers you wear. Until then, it's hard to watch them try one money-making venture after another.

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    7. I agree. They are acting nouveau riche. No other Duggar couple is doing this, so it really stands out.

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    8. All you must live with them to know what's going on.

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    9. To Nov 8, 2021 @ 3:02Pm… You do realize they are not Duggar’s ! Jinger married a VUOLO and Jeremy is an ordained pastor and is working on his Masters degree. Yes he has a JOB… and No he does not tell Jinger what to wear or what to do. She is studying the Bible and learning what it is to be a Godly Christian young woman …. They do not have to answer to Duggar Rules… They are married adults!!They answer to Jesus and Biblical rules… Try reading Gods word MORE and stop worrying about what they are eating where they are going and what they are wearing….AMEN๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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    10. 11:36 AM - You are still part of your family after you get married. And both Jessa and Jinger said their courtships rules was different for everyone so they are not being controlled like people say they are.

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    11. Anon 11:36 Huh??? The Vuolos post everything they wear, eat and where they go because THEY want people to see it. lol. I personally think it is things people around 16 would post to their friends. I never thought Jeremy told Jinger what to wear or do because Jeremy was a humble Pastor of a Church when they first met and it wasn't until after he married Jinger is when all the Materialistic posts happened. I hope and pray Jeremy goes back to being that pastor of a Church again, I know his parishioners must miss him in Texas.

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  20. Here's hoping that Jinger & Jeremy are enjoying their 5th Anniversary!!!!!

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  21. I wonder how Jesus feels about using Bible verses to make money, especially these verses.

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    1. I Know… Jesus loves using Bible verses to teach children about the love of Jesus… Train up a child in the way they should go. They have 2 precious girls and I feel this is a wonderful gift for them….. How do you earn your income? We do need money for food, shelter, clothing and caring for your children
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    2. Many people have written faith based books and I doubt Jesus has an opinion on the matter.

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    3. You honestly have a problem with Bible-based children's books? What do your kids read, Harry Potter?

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    4. This person is just trying to pick at them. There's nothing wrong with a faith-based book.

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    5. 7:43 Every time any kind of faith-based childrens book comes out people can triggered. It very funny.

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  22. If only their family and friends buy them for all of their babies, they'll have made a mint just off that, so good money maker for the Vuolos. But at $18 a pop I know I can't afford that for a little 32 page kid book. I also have a problem with the improper grammer used and what are oeople teaching the kids with that title.

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    1. The book is not even out yet. From what I read from their last book, it's pretty well written. These days books need to be a bit more modernized because NOBODY uses big words all the time. Not even in college. This is a childrens book by the way and please it is offensive to suggest any kind of improper grammar which you spelled incorrectly lol, I mean if you really want to go there we can but everybody comes from different places. The people that I assume you try to correct online like you tried to correct and failed with the Vuolos English might not be good yet and even people across America, from different states write and says things differently. Even for example: Tomatoes - Tomaters. Potatos - Potaters. Chamo-MILE tea - Chamo-MEAL tea. Please be kind and understanding. I would think in 2021 we wouldn't have people like you still doing that type of thing. Also, if you are upset by the price of the book which let's be honest here I am sure is just another thing you wanted to try to pick at with them more than anything, you should be more upset with the food prices right now. A book at the cost is pretty good and normal. Books usually run about $14.99 to $20.99.

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    2. 8:08 I agree with that.

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  23. I'm growing a bit weary of their self-promotion but at the end of the day no one is required to buy their book.

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    1. There's nothing wrong about self-promotion and in fact it the most encouraging way these days. Being promoted by someone else is out of style and they also take money from author's earnings which is not right being that they did not write the book themselves. Promoters and Publishers are on their way out and it's about time. They are honestly a joke and take way to much credit. I seen it done way to many times.

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    2. Funny how everyone loved the music CD the Duggar girls put out a few years ago....every bit as much self promotion as this book.

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    3. I'm weary of their attempts at business schemes. Find one thing and stick with it. Are you a pastor, a coffee roaster, a candle maker, a hat seller, a SAHM, an author, what.

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    4. Didn't know there was something wrong with self-promotion lol. I guess nobody should start their own business either.

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    5. There is nothing wrong with self promoting. It’s how the Vuolos are going about it, is what’s irritating. Almost a year before it comes out is a bit much. That means they will be advertising it every other day for nearly a year. I recently viewed on IG, a real celebrity just announce his children’s book that is coming out in one month. Not a year from now.

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    6. @12:30 PM So it must irritate you to when movies that are being promoted that don't come out until a year later... I hope you comment under their posts too.

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    7. 8:01 Movies don't ask for your credit card number 10 months in advance.

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    8. @ 8:01 Movies are promoting a whole crew of people. Everyone from writers, camera operators, actors, costume designers and even food and clean up crew. Everyone who gets up at all times of day and night to go and do their job. You get the point….hard working people.

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  24. What happened to their candle and hat business?

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    1. The candles all melted in the California sun. lol

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    2. You can't have multiple jobs and hobbies now? Wow, where are you from that you live so restrictively?

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    3. @9:21 It's a legitimate question because that business seemed to disappear as fast as it appeared.

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    4. Sure you can. But the Vuolo’s don’t continue with what they started along with the new. They are very good at starting and quitting.

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    5. 2:01 yes they did

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    6. Went down the same path as the coffee roasting business. Here today, gone tomorrow.

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    7. 2:59 I think it was just something that their book promoter offered as a way to get more attention and money while promoting their book. It was never intended to be an ongoing business, and turned out to be a flop.

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    8. They want to try different things. It's okay. How many jobs have you tried?

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    9. Hey 11:58, I am sorry that what you gone through to make you petty against the Vuolos. Did it make yourself feel better? Probably for a while until you find something else. And if it isn't that please enlighten me on your success in life. You had no major flops? How many jobs you had? How many times you changed your mind? A lot of people have hobbies and jobs. Sometimes it doesn't always work out. It is not something to criticize over. You can have a stable good money making job for 20+ years and decide its not for you or your job gets shut down. A job is not 100% guaranteed. That's just life. I hate even admitting this but I went to college and got a great paying job until the pandemic hit and it caused the business I was working at to close. I had to move into an apartment. I lost the very first home I purchased. I raised my kids in there. I left behind a lot of years and great memories. It nearly sent me in a heart attack because I was so upset. I found strength to go on and realize I still can have a roof over my head. I am not on the streets yet. I can do this. There is a bigger plan here. I am working kinda the same job I had but for less until or if my old job comes back. Life happens that way and you just take what you are given.

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  25. Do ya'll hear that? I heard the cries of tons of haters lol. Congrats on your book Jeremy and Jinger.

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    1. That's strange, I usually hear the tons of fans who think the Duggars are still exactly like they were portrayed on their first show. (Even the Duggars themselves don't believe that any more.)

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    2. Let them all cry.

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  26. I have no problem with the title of the book. I honestly didn’t think anything about it & I’m usually pretty good with grammar. Talking about fingers on a chalkboard though is how I feel when I hear/read “I seen it” , “they was” or “I been”.

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    1. Me too. When I see poor grammar, I tend to dismiss whatever the writer was attempting to communicate.

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  27. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR PAGE TURNERS!!!!!! I hope U will have a 100 million copies!!!!! I am happy to see, how U took this children book!!!! Love U 4!!!!

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  28. Much of the grammar used in these posts right here are also used incorrectly. Doesn't anyone know how to speak or write in English correctly any more? This is sad that our educational system, public OR homeschooled, are in such a state.

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    1. There's nothing wrong, there is no poor grammar.

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    2. If I may correct you as well, it's not appropriate or becoming correcting someone's grammar these days and in fact it can look bad on your part. Especially since these days we have multiple ethnic groups that live in the U.S. that is still learning English under our new rules of education. Sadly their children will not even learn how to write cursive in school. They have to rely on their parents that did not have much chances of education themselves. They also don't write a lot in school at all nor do spelling tests - they use tablets which I am fully against. They need to go back to the books. The Vuolos did not make any grammar mistakes and as for Ellie, she does correct her mistakes when she gets around to them. It is her blog and I think that if you want true grammatical you will have to make your own blog or find a magical time loop. The only ones that care about grammar these days is only when they want to insult people. I think it's time to grow up. You sound like you are in middle school trying to act superior than the rest of the class when you are not. Please, take a seat and read for a while. Come back when you are ready to act right.

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    3. @9:27 I don't know where you live or what level of exposure you have to public schools. However, as a retired teacher and volunteer tutor in my local school, I take issue with your very broad overgeneralization of public education. It is biased and unfair. My state's board of education determines the goals and outcomes for students and writing is just one of them. In fact, a certain amount of time each day must be devoted to the core content areas. Students are evaluated on their ability to convey their thoughts in written form, as well as use grammatically correct sentences and correct spelling. (Yes, we have spelling tests and cursive writing!) We are living in a technological age, so it stands to reason that students are using it- it's a part of life and to deny that is impractical and counterproductive.

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    4. @7:49 AM - You must of retired 20+ years ago because they are not even teaching grammar in English anymore and the teachers have the nerve to get mad at their students when they have to write and than handwriting is terrible. I wonder why... maybe because they are on tablets all day at school. And no MOST schools do not have spelling test and cursive. I know a lot of parents who says this and sadly they discover this during quarantine last year.

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    5. A few years ago I chose to homeschool my children as well as a few other parents I know. It was the best decision I ever made. My kids don't struggle in school and know a lot more than public school students. I enrolled my kids in multiple public schools and each of them have failed so many students. I don't see how these kids are going to be prepared for college. You really need to be on top of your children school. I don't know how many times I heard parents over the pandemic be applaud over their childrens e-learning and homework. The system is not what it use to be. A lot of the 3rd and 4th grade read and write like they are still in kindergarten. They do ONE math problem. They don't teach english the same way and I can confirm no they don't do spelling tests like they use too. Now that my kids are homeschool they get spelling tests. They barely teach these kids history and science too. I heard the 6th to 12th grade curriculum is just as bad and a joke. A lady I go to church with her daughter graduated at the top of her class and when she got to college she couldn't even do the work because the school failed her. It's time to homeschool your kiddos if you are a stay at home parent. I understand some people have jobs, I quit to make sure my babies have what they need because I am not paying to have a school fail my children if they want to go to college. All these retired teachers for twenty-thirty years ago and back would be shocked and angry how they run these class rooms now.

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    6. @7:59. Here, it is the opposite. Parents are concerned that their children have fallen behind because of the pandemic. They were thrilled that their children are back in school. Not every child does well with e-learning. Some do not have the attention span required; others need more instruction and still others did not have an adult who could sit with them and monitor their progress. Ihe number of complaints about how little the children are taught have decreased. As one woman told me, she never appreciated what the teachers actually do until she had to sit beside her child while he attended on-line classes.

      The children here still have spelling tests. In fact, the spelling tests are in two languages, as many children are in emersion classes. Children are reading and writing in two languages by grade 2/3.

      Science? Science is part of the curriculum from the earliest grades. The material feeds into the middle school and into the science high school courses.

      Each year here there are thousands of high school students who successfully enter college and university. The overwhelming majority are public school graduates.

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    7. 9:56 AM - You all are lucky. Not a lot of kids get that same privilege of a good school.

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  29. 9:20, there’s no poor grammar in any of the posts on this blog? Really?

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  30. I understand that people might think it’s nit picking to correct someone’s grammar, but shouldn’t a book title have correct grammar at least?

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  31. I wish you would do away with all comments that attack or insult other posters. Having an opinion about the Duggars and what they're doing is one thing. It's what we're supposed to be talking about. Allowing comments that directly attack another poster is counterproductive and dragging down the reply section. How about you ignore those comments (or delete them) and stick to only posting comments about the Duggars and their activities? Example - talking about how the book is coming out early or costs a lot is fine. Telling other people that they need to grow up, are making themselves look bad, or that they are petty is not. There seems to be one person in particular (with bad grammar) who's attacking other posters lately. See 11/10 @9:27AM. This blog needs more editing of responses. This would be a better place if personal attacks weren't allowed any more.

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