As you can see, we still need some work on doing all things without grumbling/whining and complaining… 🙂
My Rows and Piles of Coins ~ This was a tear-jerker (for mom). The boys were immediately drawn into the story of a boy who saved the coins he received from helping his mother in hopes of buying a bicycle. It was a great way to segue into a discussion on poverty and how differently most of the world lives. With renewed gratefulness they went out and rode their bikes afterwards.
Beatrice’s Goat ~ This was another wonderful book that beautifully communicated the high value of much less. It is about the transformation of one family’s fortune after receiving the gift of a goat. For those that like to donate money towards buying livestock for those in third-world countries, this will help your kids understand what an impact that can have on a family and a village.
Honey… Honey… Lion! ~ This tale is just a whole lot of fun. My children love everything they’ve read by Jan Brett and this book was no exception. They’ve already asked if we could check this book out again!
Jubela ~ Another tear-jerker (for mom) with a happy ending about the rare occurrence of a baby rhino who was adopted by an older female.