Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg

Recommendation: Highly Recommended

An ant discovers a marvelous  and tasty crystal and brings it to the queen. She is delighted and must have more. So, the ants head out on a long and treacherous journey to bring back more of the crystals. Upon getting to their destination, two of the ants decide not to return to the ant colony. However after a day of harrowing adventure they decide there is no place like home.

Positives: A very imaginative story. Your kids will love how the ants see and describe our world. I also liked the lesson on choices and consequences.

Negatives: None

Talking Points: What happens when we decide what is best? Talk to your kids about making wise choices and the consequences we face with any decision we make. You can also talk about second chances. Just like the ants were given a second chance and made the right decisions we too can make amends for wrong decisions we have made. Use the story of David and Bathsheba from II Sam. 11-12 to teach your children that God forgives them for sin, for wrong choices they have made and gives them another chance.

Age Level: 2-7 years of age

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