Friday, April 3, 2015
What I loved about this book was the way the children treated Tommy. He was part of the party and games from the beginning. While the kids had questions, it was never frustrating or angry, just curiosity. The bear cubs are shown to love on each other, incorporate Tommy into everything they do, and genuinely appreciate Tommy's presence. Their love and pure of heart joy for each other was so encouraging. Even though we don't know "why" Tommy is the way he is, we don't need to! It shows the reader how to simply love and accept how God has created all of us- without needing a label. I feel this is a great book to introduce and begin conversations with my children on how to treat others who may seem different- but really are just extraordinary gifts.
The only downfall of the book is that the title is so widely known as a tagline from Veggie Tales, that it was hard to get in the mindset of Bear Country. Even my daughter (age 8) read the title and asked, "wait isn't that from Veggie Tales?"
In the end, this book is a wonderful resource and a great addition to your home library.
*Thanks to book look bloggers for my free copy of the book in exchange for my unbiased review