Recommendation: Highly Recommended
Positives: A very creative story that perfectly illustrates for children the need for patience and living life - every moment of every day - to glorify God. Jimmy also learns that he must make difficult choices in life and live with the consequences good or bad.
Talking Points: I came across this story at a great time in the life of our family. 8 months ago we packed up and moved across several states. Since that time we have been looking to buy a home. In the meantime we have lived in 2 different homes and most of our belongings are packed up in our garage. We have been learning patience (or least trying to!). There are times when we all wanted to move the clock hands ahead and be in a home of our own, but we need to wait for God to bring us the right home at the right time. Ecclesiastes 3 tells us that there is a time for everything, that God has appointed a time for all events. James 1 tells us to consider it a joy to go through trials. Teach your child that every moment is to be lived to glorify God. God teaches us through the difficult times and even doing the things we don't like to do, have a purpose in God's eyes. Teach them to wait for God's best even when the world says you can have it all right now.
Age Level: 3-9 year olds
For any readers in the Middlefield, Ohio area I will be reading this book at the Sparrow Christian Bookshop ( 14962 State Street), for a parent/child reading time on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 10:00am. Please joins us!