Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Book Review: The Adventures of Pookster and Bubs

I love to find books that teach great Christian values to both of my boys, so I was excited to be able to review two books in the Adventures of Pookster and Bubs series by Rhonda Funk.

My oldest son came up the phrase "Pickles and Prune Juice", so I thought that he would enjoy reading Pookster and the Practically Perfect Pickle. In this book, we learn that Pookster loves pickles. However, one day while eating her practically perfect pickle, her brother came along with his G.I. Joe soldiers. While all her brother wanted to do was play with his soldiers, Pookster thought for sure he was trying to take away her pickle. She yelled at him and knocked down his soldiers. As a result, her mom took away her pickle. Her mom explained to her that while pickles were pretty, they were also sour, just like she was at that moment. Although Pookster may be pretty, she used sour words that hurt her brother's feelings. She apologized and was given back her pickle. This book reminded me of my two boys and while they may be cute at times, they can also be unkind to each other and say hurtful words. This book teaches a great lesson and reminds us that our words should glorify God and not be used to hurt others. At the end of the book, there is a Bible verse from Proverbs 16:24: Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

In the second book we read, Pookster and the Unloose Tooth, Pookster learns about patience. Pookster believes that as soon as a tooth shows any movement it should be removed. Pookster even prays that God would help her lose her two front teeth before Christmas. In fall, when she didn't expect it, one of her front teeth became loose and fell out. But her other tooth was not ready. This was not acceptable to Pookster, who with the help of her big sister, tied dental floss to a door and her tooth and then kicked the door. Although the tooth did come out before Christmas, by Spring Pookster was now praying that she could have her two front teeth back. Pookster learns that God's timing is perfect. The story ends with Isaiah 40:31: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. This lesson is such a hard one for both children and adults to learn. God's timing is quite often different than our timing-but His is perfect!

Both boys enjoyed reading these books, but their favorite was Pookster and the Practically Perfect Pickle. I thought the stories were just perfect to teach kids about kind words and patience. I loved that at the end of each story, Pookster shares what she has learned from her experience. These books also come with a read-along CD. You can buy both books at The Adventures of Pookster and Bubs website for $11.99 plus shipping. They are also available at Amazon, Borders, Barnes and Nobles, and CBD.

Disclosure: I received a copy of both books to review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own and are my honest opinion of the books.

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