It matters not how young or old we are, there are times (many times for myself) that we become impatient and we just don’t want to wait. But can we learn to be patient? Sometimes God will work in different ways to teach us patience. In this book (check our more books here) Gracie Lou Want a Zoo, which Bookcrash so graciously provided me for review, little Gracie learns that God’s way and God’s timing is best.
Title: Gracie Lou Wants a Zoo
Author: Shelly Roark
Illustrator: Simone Kruger
Publisher: Little Lamb Books
Does your child like animals?
This is a great book for them for it uses the love of animals to teach a wonderful lesson on trusting God to little Gracie. Gracie loves her animals and wants more and more and more, but Mom and Dad continually tell her no, to be patient because God has a plan. Gracie is not too happy with that answer and is even on the verge of throwing a fit (Unfortunately, I can relate to this at times) After confiding in her pet turtle and having a dream about all the animals being in her home, she learns that waiting on God is best.
In one way it also shows the parents that they can be patient with their children in turn. Gracie was always answered with wise answers and in a gentle manner. Be gentle with your children as the Lord is gentle with us.
This is a cute book for children that promotes patience and understanding and that there are reasons we do not get what we want, It will help your child to realize that God’s way is the best way and He always knows the right timing.
At the end of the book you will find a journal page for your child to fill in the blank all about their favorite animals. What a sweet keepsake this would make.
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