Friday, August 22, 2014

Little Critter books for Kids: We All Need Forgiveness and Being Thankful {Book Set Giveaway Winner Announced}


The Little Critter books have been favorites of mine since I was a little girl. It's always great fun to read with my kids the same stories I enjoyed. It's also exciting that there are new Little Critter books still being made today. The Inspired Kids books are a faith-based series teaching young ones timeless messages and strong morals featuring our favorite Little Critter characters.


The two newest in the series are
*ages 4-7
*Faith-inspired message shows kids the importance 
of thankfulness and forgiveness
*Available in both softcover ($3.99) and board book ($9.99)

I don't know about you but in my family, both of these life lessons are ones that my kiddos sometimes need some help with. Overall, I feel like my husband and I have raised a pretty thankful bunch so far. They're all good kids. But, reinforcement is always a great thing, which is why I've loved these two Little Critter books. I like that they open the door for discussion. For example, the first time we read Being Thankful I could tell that my son Josh was pondering the lesson. He grew quiet towards the end of the book. When I asked him about it, he said it reminded him of a time he wanted me to buy him another super hero toy, but he knew he already had a lot of them and I told him no. He remembered being upset, but after we read this story, he said it made more sense to him. 
Lesson learned. And perhaps it will be a lesson to relearn and relearn. But the seeds have been planted, and that's what is important.

We All Need Forgiveness

Based on Matthew 6:14, Little Critter learns why forgiveness helps heal the one who does the forgiving just as much as the one who needs forgiveness.
In We All Need Forgiveness, Little Critter is glad he has such nice friends who forgive him when he makes mistakes. But when one of his friends accidentally does something that affects him, Little Critter gets upset and stays angry at his friend for a while. But Little Critter’s pals teach him that saying “it’s okay” helps the person who acted up—and it helps him feel better much sooner.



Being Thankful

Based on Psalm 107:1, this book will show children what gratitude is and why we should be thankful for all of the blessings God has given us.

In Being Thankful, Little Critter isn't getting anything he wants. Gator gets cool brand-new sneakers, while Little Critter is stuck with his boring blue ones. Tiger’s dad has a boat—but not Little Critter’s dad. And even at the ice cream shop, Little Critter can’t enjoy his chocolate ice cream cone because he would rather have a huge ice cream sundae instead. But on a trip to the farm, Grandma shows Little Critter why thankfulness is so important and helps make any situation seem so much happier.

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Have there been times that you or your children have offered up or experienced either forgiveness or thankfulness? I'd love to hear about them!
Leave me a blog post comment to let me know, and you're eligible to WIN a set of these two Little Critter books for the special little ones in your life.


Giveaway ends 8/28/14 at 11:59PM
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19 comments:

Pam Ferrell said...

My son enjoyed these books when he was younger. It is nice to see the faith based series.

sweepmom said...

My youngest son was bullied in school. He has forgiven those boys and they are now friends.

Nancy said...

My children are thankful when we give them a helping hand when they need it.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Kelly Kimmell said...

My daughter thanks God for different things when she says her prayers at night.

Anonymous said...

We went through a hurricane and lost power for 3 days. I told my kids they should be thankful for what we did have - a roof over our heads, blankets to keep us warm, a grill to cook some food on.
marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
Merry

Sue Ellison said...

My little ones say their prayers daily and express what they are thankful for. Sometimes it's for superficial things like toys, but other times their reasons to be thankful are much more deep.

Victoria Lynch said...

When my daughter's dad died and I was very angry at him still for the pain that he had caused me and her. I asked for his forgiveness and I also had to learn to forgive myself. My daughter is now back in contact with his family because he is no longer a threat to us. I had to humble myself and admit that I have my own faults.

nickieisis3 said...

My son is thankful when I help him.

Belinda said...

My kids say their prayers and give thanks for all they have. They also express forgiveness towards each other. I have 5 boys and a girl so squabbles happen frequently. We've talked about the importance of forgiving each other and doing our best not to hurt each other.

Melissa O. said...

I try to teach my kids to be thankful for things every day. They say thank you all the time when I help them and they must forgive each other when they fight. Which is often.

Kelly H. said...

My kids are learning how to forgive each other after they have an issue between them. These books would be a wonderful addition to our book collection.

Holli Gorveatt said...

My son is learning how to be able to forgive when something arises between him and his sisters.

Jessica Waters said...

My girls are thankful to their Mimi for spending time with them when their baby sister was born.

julie moore said...

Yes we always forgive for anything mean we may have said

Marilyn said...

My boys have experienced both ~~ I'm trying to teach them about both.

Patricia E. said...

I make it a lesson for them everyday. When they fight or hurt each other's feelings, I try and teach them how they would feel and point them in the right direction to do what is right and forgive each other.

Erica C. said...

I can't think of a specific story right now.

tina reynolds said...

My kids mention friends and family in the evening prayer

susan1215 said...

My children have told me they are thankful that I'm able to stay home with them instead of working.

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