My eyes filled with tears as I turned page after page of Kayla Jarmon's Don't Forget Me, a beautiful look at pregnancy from the baby's perspective. What a tender look at God's love and heart to be close to the boys and girls He knits together in their mother's womb.
Starting at conception, the story follows the conversations between the developing baby and God. The baby hears his mother and his father and can't wait to meet them. He gets bigger and bigger, feeling rather squished.
God continually reminds the baby not to forget Him. This beautiful, yet so simple, picture of God's tender love toward people moved me emotionally every time I read the story, which ends at the baby's birth.
I think this book will be especially enjoyed by kindergartners and elementary school children. But, children and adults of all ages will find the book delightful. Part of her Discussion Book series, this book opens the door for heartfelt conversations with your children about issues that can be awkward to discuss like birth and death. The other book so far in this series is Dying is Part of This World.
A Boy And His Dog
My three-year-old grandson enjoyed Don't Forget Me, but he loved A Boy and His Dog even more. This was written for younger children and he wanted to hear it over and over.
A Boy and His Dog is just a simple sweet book about a little boy and his little dog. They spend a day together doing all the things that dogs and boys love to do: mud puddles, chasing squirrels, and playing together.
The illustrations of both books are beautiful. My grandson loved all the pictures.
This story will be enjoyed by toddlers and up. It is delightful!
My advice: get these books. Add them to your homeschool library. Read them to your children.
The books are available at Amazon. You can read more about them and find links to purchase them on her website, KaylaJarmon.com.
Dying is Part of This World
This is one more book: Dying is Part of this World. In this book, a mother and child are talking about death. Fear of death is a scary thing for children, and adults as well. This books walks through all of the questions and fears surrounding death in a clear, concise way that is understandable to children. This book will also minister to the adults who are reading to those children.
I am very impressed with Kayla's ability to take deep spiritual truths and explain them in simple ways. These books will help children understand truth, but more importantly, they will pour hope and joy into the hearts of children as they embrace Jesus, the Author of these precious truths.
Kayla's Offering to the Lord
If you are like me, the main reason I started homeschooling was to impart faith in Jesus into the hearts of my children. I wanted them to know Jesus and love Jesus. This books are a great resource to invest spiritually in the hearts and minds of your little ones.
Thank you Kayla for writing these books!
In her desire to honor the Lord, Kayla is offering Don't Forget Me as a first-fruits offering to the Lord. All of her proceeds of this book go to the Lord. Ministries and churches can purchase the books from her at cost and sell them at any price they want to raise money for their ministry. Wow! I love that!
Other exciting news: Kayla is going to have audio books or radio-dramas of all my books,current and future. She is currently editing them. I am really looking forward to that!
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And how about my overall rating? I give all three books a five-star rating.
Until next time: Happy Homeschooling!
For His Glory,