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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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