Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Are You My Mother? By P.D. Eastman

Recommendation: Highly Recommended

Many of us remember this book from our own childhood - and it's still a good choice for our own kids today!

A young baby bird hatches while his mother is out finding some food for him.  Very curious and somewhat confused he sets out on a quest to find his mother. Along the way he meets a kitten, dog and cow all of which tell him they are not his mother. Unwilling to give up he wonders if a car, boat or plane are his mother. Eventually he ends up back at his own nest and here comes his mother with a fresh worm for her new baby bird.

Positives: A simply delightful and fun story for kids. They will think the baby bird funny, but will also see the love and care mother bird has for her baby.

Negatives: None

Talking Points: This poor confused baby bird could have saved himself a lot of trouble if he had just understood what God says in Genesis 1.  Talk with your child about God's perfectly ordered creation and how God made each thing to produce its own kind. Plants to yield according to their seed and animals to produce according to their kind.

Age Level: 0-5

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