We have enjoyed Max Lucado’s “Hermie” series on DVD many times at our House. This series of children’s stories is cute, relevant, and has messages that are meaningful. In this book, Hermie and his friend Wormie, wonder why God make them so common. They compare themselves with other bugs they see and want to be like them. They don’t understand God’s plan and ask him why he made them as he did. God continues to patiently speak to them and let them know they are loved and that he has a special plan for their lives.
This is a cute book with colorful pictures. They draw your attention in. While I don’t think being “common” is a problem our kids will have to deal with, the idea of wanting to be like others, or have whatever someone else has will be something they will most certainly deal with. It’s a challenge to make sure our kids know that they have been made exactly how God wants them to be and that they are a continuous work in progress. This book is a good stepping stone for discussion.
It’s written as a level two reader and while the words are most certainly readable, in my opinion, I do think that it is a bit long and when reading it, the child’s attention may not last but I still think that it’s a great book with a great message for kids!
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