Tuesday, December 16, 2014

It Will be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst

It Will be Okay by Lysa TerKeurst in an adorable story for little ones that will definitely encourage them in times of change and uncertainty. It is the story of the little fox that is afraid of dark shadows and storms and loves to run around the big tree and of the little seed living on the shelf in the farmer's shed that is afraid of change and leaving his package. The two friends meet on a dark day when the fox gets scared during a storm and seeks refuge in the kind farmer's shed. The two hit it off instantly with funny stories and silly faces! The farmer is always watching over them. Then, one day, he came and took the seed out of the package and planted it in the ground. The fox looked everywhere for him until he heard his little muffled voice under the ground. From then on, the Fox spent all his time next to the seed in the ground. He saw how the kind farmer took care of the seed, watered him and he saw the seed sprout and grow. He grew into a nice big tree and the fox just loved spending  time running around him, telling funny stories and making silly faces, all in the care of the farmer. 
This story is about how God will take care of us, how He has a plan for us, that we should not worry, should not be afraid, that He will always care for us and love us, even in dark and dirty times. 
I loved how this book flowed. The writing and the rhyming were great and sing-song-y and easy to read to a toddler. Very repetitive, but that's a good thing, I also appreciated that there was a page of verses to memorize with children about God providing and not being afraid. Over all it was a great story with lots of teachable lessons. The only thing I didn't fall in love is the artwork. I thought it was a little too modern-looking and artsy for a children's book. I would of love it to be more cartoony, but I guess with a more serious topic it may not have looked so according. All in all, it's a good book :)

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