Author: Brooke Keith
Category: FICTION - JUVENILE: Concepts & Readers: Readers: Beginner
Contributors: Illustrated by: Mary Bausman
(RECEIVED FROM NET GALLEY in EXCHANGE FOR HONEST REVIEW)
I GIVE THIS BOOK 5 Roses!
Chrissie is a little turtle with a big problem: she believes her shell is empty. She spends her days comparing herself with other animals in the forest and imagining what it would be like to be them, only to end up disappointed again and again when she finds she cannot transform herself into someone new.
At last, when Chrissie is ready to give up all hope, she has a conversation with God. She begs him to make her into a creature like the wonderful animals she has seen, but God has something better in mind. Will Chrissie finally see herself as God sees her? Will she realize that her shell is not empty after all and that God loves her just the way she is?
This book was the cutest book ever! I read it, then I read it to my 2 kids. (6 & 2 ages) My son LOVED it. My daughter was running around! ;) This books gives such a WONDERFUL message to little ones! (and us adults as well)! BE your self.. Never want to be anything or anyone else... Because we are who god MADE us to be! *(Psa 139:14 NIV) I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.* This was on the last page.. And I loved that she added a verse, like this, and I was so glad that she Incorporated GOD into her book! Here you have Chrissie who wants so badly to be FASTER, STRONGER, and BETTER than she thinks that she is herself. She wants to be like all these animals, and she tries, and daydreams about being them. Until she says.... "God, if you are up there, could you make me into a real someone?" awwwwww; I ABOUT cried! Then God answers her..and continues to tell her HOW special she is... and WHY he made her the way he did!!!! I love it. My son loved it. I refer this book to you if you have kids! It has a great message. & your kids will LOVE it... I know mine did... (and I did as well)