My children suffer from an apparent hereditary malady… They are insatiable bibliophiles.
It’s a good thing the treatment for said malady is pretty simple… more books.
I recently received The Adventures of Jimmy and Charlie, by Rodney Mack, for review and added it to my arsenal against childhood boredom.
About The Adventures of Jimmy and Charlie… “Jimmy and Charlie used to be orphaned cats with no place to call home. Until one day when the brothers find a home on a farm! The Adventures of Jimmy and Charlie is a collection of three short stories of excitement and adventure following the two cats as they explore their new world and make lifelong friends. This is the perfect book for young readers to learn, along with Jimmy and Charlie, important lessons about God's faithfulness, his good purpose, and the importance of obeying your parents.”
Mister and Sister both really enjoyed reading about Jimmy and Charlie, albeit Sister is more the animal lover and enjoyed the stories more. The stories are told from Jimmy’s point of view, and induced lots of questions. Like, “what’s an opossum?” and “why do dogs have to protect cows from coyotes?” and “why do cats chase frogs?” and “why can’t I hear cats talking?” and “what does adventure mean?”
I had to chuckle at the names of the neighbors cats, Smith and Wesson. I also appreciated that the book pointed out the importance of obedience, as well as reinforcing that God loves us.