Sunday, February 23, 2014

Pups of the Spirit, by Deborah Melmon

Pups of the Spirit is a book written for preschool-aged children, and my kids loved it!


  Through rhyme and a pack of lovable dogs, kids can learn about the nine fruits of the spirit:  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.  I read this to the kids before bedtime and it is now a new favorite!  In fact, Abby was very disappointed that I took it out of her room to write my review.  :)  Both kids had their favorite dog...Abby's was Joy, of course!

The illustrations were bright and cheery, and the details included in each picture were noticeable.  I especially loved how this book sparked conversation about the fruits of the spirit.  It was a really good way to introduce the concept, and I'm sure that I will be able to refer back to the book in future conversations.  The explanations of each "fruit" were simple enough for young ones to understand, so I even plan to bring this book the next time I am in the church nursery 2s and 3s.  I think they are the perfect age to enjoy the illustrations and at least have some basic conversations about each "fruit."  I'm sure they will love it as much as my kids did!

Disclaimer:  I'm a BookLook Blogger.  A complimentary copy of this book has been given to me in exchange for an honest review.  As always, all opinions are mine! 

1 comment:

Raelyn said...

Julie....
Just checking in to see if everything is okay as can be with Abby's health issues!! ;)
"Pups of the Spirit"!! I love it!! As a "Children's Writer" myself {Unpublished.} I have become somewhat addicted to children's books!! Plus. "Amethyst", my two-year old niece, loves dogs!! I will need to read this book!! Thanks for the review, Friend!! ;-D
--Raelyn