I personally, had very mixed feelings about this story. The illustrations were bold and colorful and the Bible truths told in the story were solid. I felt a little like they were glossed over and that the situation in the story itself wasn’t overly relateable for younger children. Even Moo, at 7 couldn’t relate to the girl in the story. It’s geared for younger children preschool to 2nd grade. However, phone cases and matching wallets and understandings of fundraising isn’t on her radar yet. That being said greed is constantly all around us from the greed we feel coveting what others have to the greed to have what we think we need. Teaching that to your children in hard when even adults struggle with greed.
Munchkin, in his worldly wisdom of 9 read it several times to himself but didn’t have a lot of input to add. He liked the story but didn’t love it (again he’s older so…) but couldn’t say why.
Moo read it to herself and to me multiple times. She was drawn to a book that was appropriate to her understanding and her reading level. The concepts the girls in the book found themselves in escaped her understanding the the story behind greed and the life truths in the book hit their mark with her.
Goobie at 4 (basically almost a minute from 5) was lost in translation. He enjoyed the story when being read to by myself as well as his sister but the greater truth to the story was above his understanding. I think the aging for preschool readers/listeners was a bit over-reaching.
With continued discussion and the constant influx of life lessons this is a topic that will be addressed and addressed from multiple different standpoints and opportunities for all of the Minions of Mischief. Even down to Squirt who is finally finding her own when it comes to books at the ripe old age of 2.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by B&H Publishing Group. I was not compensated for this review and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.