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
Everyone gets frustrated when something important to them goes wrong. In Jax’s Tail Twitches: When You Are Angry, the whole Squirrel family ends up out of sorts when acorn gathering doesn’t go according to plan. Although Papa, Mama, Jax, and Caspian Squirrel all get angry, they also learn about the power of saying sorry, seeking forgiveness, remembering God’s words, and praying together. Edited by David Powlison, Jax’s Tail Twitches ends with a special section that guides parents in teaching children how the gospel of Jesus Christ changes how we respond when life goes wrong. Also included is a tear-out page of Back Pocket Bible Verses that will help children and adults remember to turn to God for help when they are angry.
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:
Jax’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. Jax’s story is based on a real life issue: anger. Sadly, that is something we are dealing with right now … both in mommy and child.
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 responding in anger. This book has been a great help in helping him to ask for help and have patience instead of responding in anger. Yeah, it’s helping mommy, too. The book provides ways for you, the parent, to have meaning, yet age-appropriate, conversations with your child.
Tear out Bible verses about anger are included in the back of the book. The book includes Scripture references of various translations.