I Love You No Matter What: A Prince Chirpio Story written and illustrated by J. Rutland
About this book-
This sweet story offers a comforting message: a parent’s love is always there to come home to. Prince Chirpio likes growing up as royalty, but his selfishness and thirst for adventure prompts him to leave the kingdom and fly off to where he can make his own rules. He soon discovers that adventures can be lonely, and he misses the love and protection of his father. Can he go back home? Will his father still love him? Luckily, his father the king is eager to welcome Chirpio back and to convince his young prince that he will always love him—no matter what.
Parents will appreciate that the story focuses on an important felt need: making sure their children know Mom and Dad will always love them. This fresh take on Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son will show young hearts that there’s no getting away from a parent’s love.
My children and I truly loved this story. When little Chirpio makes a not-so-great decision to leave his home, he finds himself in a bit of trouble without his family around. However, as he learns his lesson and decides to return home, his father accepted him with arms wide open. I took it as an interesting spin on the well known prodigal son bible story, and even more so as an example of the way Christ loves us.
My first grader Josh was able to fully understand the story and examples set in the book, and that mom and dad will always love him no matter what. Josh, who loves bringing in new books to his school and church classes, has asked if he could bring this one in as well, because, and I quote "It's one of his favorite stories, ever, of all time!"
My four year old didn't last through the entire book, he got a little antsy the longer the story got, but I was able to paraphrase the lesson and moral of the story afterwards.
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Giveaway ends 2/15/13 at 11:59 PM
I Love You No Matter What: A Prince Chirpio Story is also available on Amazon
I was provided a copy of this book for review by Thomas Nelson through Tommy Mommy. I'm not required to give a positive review, and I only represent products I love on my blog, and my opinions given are always 100% my own.