The test for most children’s books for me is the reaction of my kids. Do they even want me to read it? The illustration on the front cover easily drew my soon to be five-year-old in instantly. He loves dogs and carries a stuffed one around the house all day. Beyond the illustrations, the book beautifully communicates the fruits of the Spirit. Really, this can be a complicated idea but the gentle rhyming and simple story line makes this book entertaining with a valuable lesson.
I love how the book gives easy examples of how to live out each fruit. Max is a great friend to others, Pete doesn’t worry, Peanut knows things take time, and Moose enjoys helping others. I could easily see this book in a series, or better yet, a cartoon. The only downside to this cute “tail” is the request my son made for a real dog like the character Gigi!
I believe the age range indicated on the back cover is appropriate (ages 4-8). I would recommend this book to any family with young boys or girls as a teaching tool. I am sure it will soon become a bedtime favorite. This book would also be a great supplement to curriculum used for children’s ministry.
I was given this book by BookLook to review without any compensation in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Happy reading!