Friday, April 22, 2011

Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk

Recommendation: Recommended
Sam is a mouse who lives in the school library and loves to read books at night when everyone is gone. Eventually, he decides to write and illustrate some of his own books. He places them on the shelves according to the type of book, and the children and librarians are very impressed. He is able to inspire the students to write their own books, which they also place on the shelves of their library.
My daughter’s class voted this as their favorite book.
Positives: Sam displays initiative, creativity, an interest in all kinds of books, and a desire for others to enjoy the process and achievement of authoring their own books. He is also, in a sense, humble, as he is not eager to meet the people when they request his presence. In this regard, he does not want credit and attention for himself, but would rather help others to try something new.
Negatives: none
Talking Points: This is a good opportunity to discuss the importance of learning so that we can make the knowledge from learning our own, and use it in our own way.  The psalmist so often asks the LORD to teach him his ways, laws and paths. Psalm 119 is full of expressions of how the psalmist delights in the law of the Lord and puts his hope in God’s words. As we learn God’s Word and hide it in our hearts, we can then live life in every situation according to His commands.
Also, Sam helped others to enjoy writing their own books. We can share our knowledge of life and interests with others. Most importantly, we can show others in all these things the joy of walking with the Lord. “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17
Age Level: 5-7

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