Are you familiar with the 5 Love Languages? I read Dr. Chapman's The 5 Love Languages a couple of years ago and enjoyed it. He has now teamed up with Rick Osborne to make a kid friendly book with the same big ideas-A Perfect Pet for Peyton. T and I read the book and it was a hit! These two clever guys have hidden pictures throughout the pages to make the reading adventure a little more fun. To be honest, it helped keep us going, too. The story is a little long and certainly geared for the over 5 crowd. In fact, I recommend it for ages 5-13! Sure those tweens might find it a little cheesy, but they will love the ending!
With that being said, I think it is a good resource for parents, too. As you read about the twins and their friends at the Pet Emporium, I guarantee you that you will start seeing your own children. The story is about Peyton's search for his perfect pet. Mr. Chapman matches each character with a pet just right for them based on their characteristics. For example, Peyton's sister Penny received love best when others spent time with her. So her perfect is....you will have to read to find out!
Another plus (and tween pleaser) for this book is the short quiz in the back. What a great way to spend an evening! Take the quiz together with your child and discover how your child receives love best. What a great conversation starter! (Might even enlighten you!)
A Perfect Pet for Peyton is surely available at your local bookstore or library. You can also find it on Amazon for about $12.
A little info about the authors.....(courtesy of Amazon.com)
GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.
RICK OSBORNE is a bestselling, award-winning author of both parenting and children's books. One of Rick's main goals is to create resources that help families develop loving relationships and peaceful, happy homes. Among the many children's books he's written and coauthored are, 'The Legend of the Christmas Tree,' 'The Legend of the Christmas Stocking,' and the '101 Questions Kids Ask About God' series. These have sold millions of copies and have been translated into many languages. Rick has coauthored books with Dr. John Trent, Josh McDowell, Larry Burkett, and Dr. Gary Chapman. He helped write and produce the booklet 'The Most Important Story Ever Told' which has had over 50 million copies distributed around the world. Find out more by visiting www.rick-osborne.com.
I received this book at no cost and was not obligated to do a positive review. All opinions are my own.