Monday, January 5, 2015

Book Look Review: It Will be Okay

The book "It Will be Okay:  Trusting God through Fear and Change" has a positive message.  This story is all about Little Fox, Little Seed, and the Farmer.  Little Seed is a scared character who doesn't want to come out of his comfort zone in the seed packet on the shelf in the shed which is warm and dry and not so scary.  He lives in a safe little seed packet and doesn't really want to explore the world.  Now Little fox lives in a comfy den but is scared of shadows when it storms.  During one such storm he finds his way into the shed for shelter from the storm and meets Little Seed.  The two of them hit it off and are fast friends. 
Life goes on happily until the day the benevolent Farmer decides the weather is perfect to plant the seed.  Little Seed is not happy to be pushed into the soil in a dark, damp, scary place.  Little Seed is scared but the farmer tells him to trust him and so he does.  The emphasis here is on how difficult it is to trust when your circumstamces are difficult.

After a time Little Seed starts to grow.  He sprouts up and grows into a strong tree and continues to be there for Little Fox.  Both of them are happy again and no longer afraid.

Lysa TerKeurst wrote this story to help reassure children that change is normal and though scary can turn out okay.  Her story is a cute one though parents may need to draw the parallels between the Farmer and God and their child and Litle Seed or Little Fox so the message is completely recieived.  The drawings are really well done by Natallia Moore and the book is inviting. 

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <> book review bloggers program. They did not require me to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”*


Scrappy quilter said...

This looks like such a cute book. Great review.

Tiffany said...

This book has been on my wish list for K!

Deb A said...

What a good looking book! I'll have to look for that for the kids. Also sent you a friend request on Fitbit today.