Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Review: Papa's Pastries

Papa's Pastries

Papa's Pastries may be my new favorite children's book to teach kindness and God's provision of our every day needs. 

Plot overview: 
Miguel's family needs a new roof, firewood, and clothing to survive the winter. Miguel hopes his father, a pastry peddler, will sell enough tasty treats to buy the things they need. But all the villagers they meet have also endured great hardship, and Miguel's father gives his pastries to those who need them most. Miguel feels heartbroken. Then something happens that teaches him that kindness is far more valuable than money.
Momma C's Thoughts:
In the simplest fashion, this book explains the importance of working hard, following the Holy Spirit's lead, and allowing God to supply the rest.  Also, this book shows how God sometimes answers our prayers and needs in different ways than we expect.  Although it leaves a lot of room for discussion, the plot is easy for children to grasp.  This book has been added to the lessons on kindness in the 4 Year ABCJLM Curriculum. 

Momma C's Rating:

Thank you to Zonderkidz for the opportunity to review this book.

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