Recommendation: Highly Recommended
Positives: I love missionary stories! This is a great story of a young boy learning to trust in God - a great lesson for children and all of us! I also loved that this is a story that young kids could read on their own and not have to have read to them.
Talking Points: Kuri had to learn to trust God for a basic provision - food. This is such a practical example to us! Talk to your child about trusting God for everything - whatever situation they may be facing that day. Teach them to believe the Bible as absolute truth and to trust in the promises and truths in it. Matthew 6:25-34 are excellent verses that tell us that God will provide for us so we do not need to worry. Teach your child to know and trust in the attributes of God. Here are a few to get you started. God is Truth (Deut. 32:4, Ps. 19:9, John 17:17), God is Eternal (Ps. 90:2, I Tim. 1:17, Is. 57:15), God is Holy (I Sam. 2:2, Ps. 98:1, I Jn. 1:5, Rev. 4:8), God is Omniscient (Ps. 147:4-5, Acts 15:18, Is. 46:10).
Age Level: 4-8 year olds (6-7 year old reading level)