Recommendation: Highly Recommended
Positives: Great lessons of perseverance, bravery and friendship abound throughout this story. Kids will love the animals they meet and the danger Pibbin encounters when he meets a beaver who "really likes frogs." It appeals to a wide range of ages. It can be read together as a family and young readers will enjoy the independence of reading a chapter book. On her website the author also provides some questions that go along with each chapter. Click HERE to view the questions and answers.
Talking Points: Friendship Bog is a great place to learn about friendship - these animals truly care for each other and will go out of their way to serve each other. Gal. 5:13 and I Pet. 4:10 tell us to use our gifts and the freedoms we have in Christ to serve one another. I find that my children are more willing to serve their friends than their family members so we have to focus on serving and loving each other at home. Matt. 20:28 tells us that Christ came to serve and to give His life. Ask your children how they can best reflect Christ to their friends? Talk with your children about ways to serve their friends and family as an act of love to bring glory to God.
Age Level: 2-9 years of age
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for this review.