I realized how little I have shown my son just how close God is to us. We were reading a complimentary copy of the above book when this was made apparent. The book is a story with a repetitive prayer through the book. I was encouraging my son to repeat the prayer with me, chanting it in a catchy tune. He repeated the parts about God being good and loving him. He was hesitant on the parts where we read that God is “here” and “near”.
While that’s quite disturbing to me as a momma who wants her babies to know and serve our awesome God, I am thankful that the author has written this book. Now with the aid of this book and some cuddle time, I can encourage my son to feel confident that God is near him.
As we read the story, we laughed at some of the situations the cat found himself in. Other situations were similar to my son’s fears. I could see he was relating to the fact that we all have fears. I think he is starting to relate being scared with the need to trust God … a God that is “here” and “near”.
The illustrator, Shirley Ng-Benitez, really brought the situations to life with color and the expressions on the cat’s face.
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I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat
About the Book
Number one New York Times bestselling author Max Lucado will delight you and your family with the silly new picture book I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat. Laugh-out-loud funny, yet filled with an important message that God is near so there's no need to fear, kids will learn to put into perspective those things that frighten or worry them. I'm a big cat. I'm a strong cat. I'm not a scaredy-cat . . . except when . . . I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat will take children on a silly series of misadventures as the cat character faces an appalling abundance of (gulp!) yellow and pink sprinkles on his donut, an elephant on the verge of a sneeze, and the terrifyingly loud chime of a clock. For the over-the-top yet funny things our character is fearful of, Max provides a biblical way to overcome fear by adapting his teaching on Philippians 4 to a child's level. To avoid introducing new fears to children, this whimsical story depicts a cute cat character facing fears that are fanciful or exaggerated. These silly scenarios will create talking points for parents to help their children understand what to do when they feel afraid. Though the fears and anxiety may or may not be justified, the scriptural teachings and biblical antidotes to fear are real. When put into practice, Lucado's teaching will help both children and their parents face their fears, manage their anxiety, and trust God. This book will have kids laughing as they learn critical life lessons: "God, you are good. God, you are near. God, you are here! And, God, you love me." A fun read for children and parents, I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat will open doors for important conversations in a nonthreatening way and provide helpful tools that can be applied to help kids manage their fears and trust God. Featuring the artwork of Illumination and Moonbeam Award�-winning illustrator Shirley Ng-Benitez and full of Max's signature warmth and wisdom, I'm Not a Scaredy-Cat is the perfect story for you and your little ones to enjoy together for years to come.