I am adding new books to my child’s library. Here’s one your child will enjoy, as well.
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About the Book
Good News for Little Hearts is a new series of hardback, illustrated children’s books for three-to eight-year-olds—each centered on an animal family—bring gospel help and biblical counsel to families. The animal characters, colorful illustrations, and the real-life issues each animal family face will captivate children. The first three books address anxiety, anger, and failure, bringing biblical help and hope to issues every child faces. The last page of each book contains information for parents on how God, in his Word, helps children apply biblical truth to specific issues. Together children and parents will be guided by the stories into meaningful conversations about living by faith in the details of everyday life.
– Each story, based on a different animal family, will keep even the youngest child engaged.
– Brightly colored, fun illustrations welcome children into a detailed animal world.
– Each story helps children process a challenging situation with concrete, grace-based, help.
– Instead of moralism, children are offered a practical way to follow Jesus through a difficult situation.
– Based on CCEF’s model of hope and help that encourages a growing relationship with Jesus.
Buster was sure he was the fastest bunny in the meadow. But during a race at summer camp, nothing goes as planned and Buster gets tripped up. After his epic fall, his older sister, Ivy, helps him see that failure is an opportunity to grow. As Buster remembers God’s love, he is able to let go of others’ opinions and accept that it is okay to try your best but not always be the best. Edited by Edward T. Welch, Buster’s Ears Trip Him Up: When You Fail ends with a special section that guides parents in teaching children how the gospel of Jesus Christ comforts and sustains us through failure and turns our focus away from ourselves and toward others. Also included is a tear-out page of Back Pocket Bible Verses that will remind children and adults of God’s love and help for those who get tripped up.
This Mom’s Review
While I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, it is one I would’ve gladly purchased. Here’s why:
The Good News for Little Hearts series is one of my favorite collections on my son’s bookshelves. I currently have the three books in the series:
Buster’s story is lengthy, but I kept my son’s attention by taking short breaks. We discussed all he saw in the vivid illustrations and remembered from the story up to that point. Buster’s story is based on a real life issue: failure. The story will encourage your child (and mine, as well) toward a growing relationship with Jesus as he or she faces his or her failures. My child is currently battling the struggle to be perfect, so he feels like a failure quite often. This book has been a great help in helping him see himself differently. The book provides ways for you, the parent, to have meaning, yet age appropriate, conversations with your child.
Tear out Bible verses about failure are included in the back of the book. The book includes Scripture references of various translations.