A Perfect Pet for Peyton: A 5 Love Languages Discovery Book
Interesting, Lacks Clarity
I think my expectations were that it would be at a younger child's level. I thought the story line was interesting enough but lacked clarity in trying to accomplish really understanding love languages and why they could be important in relationships. My 7 year old grandson enjoyed it, but it wasn't a real favorite for him.
September 3, 2013
A fantastic book for kids, great tool for parents
This is a wonderful story with beautiful illustrations and it also gets it's message across clearly. My kids love this book, even the 9 year old listened intently and got into it. Every page has a bug to find which helps to keep little ones engaged.
In the story the kids go to a birthday party at a Pet Emporium that also doubles as a theme park. Pretty cool. They will each leave with a perfect pet pal that Mr. Chapman pairs them with. They are based on the 5 love languages and how each child likes to show, and be shown, love. There's a 5 love languages quiz at the end to discuss with your children and help you figure out what their individual love languages are. I found the book and quiz very helpful in determining what my children's love languages might be.
If you are interested in more information there is an online quiz to do for yourself or your child at www.5lovelanguages.com as well as information on each of the love languages.
Another bonus with the book is the free ios app! Sweet, gotta love that, right? My favourite game is the one where you go through your house with your device looking for pets that show up on screen.
This is a fantastic book and a great resource for learning more about your kids!
I received this book from Moody Publishers for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own. Thank you Moody Publishers!
June 2, 2013
Good story, loved the illustrations!
For twins Peyton and Penny, this will be a birthday to remember. Joined by three of their friends, Peyton and Penny's adventure through Mr. Chapman's Perfect Pet Pal Emporium includes surprising animal encounters, eating Mythical Monster Sundaes, opening gifts, and finding their own perfect pet pals based on their personal love languages.
A Perfect Pet for Peyton by Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne, and illustrated by Wilson Williams, Jr. is based on Chapman's book, The Five Love Languages. As Peyton, Penny and their friends celebrate at Mr. Chapman's Perfect Pet Pal Emporium, they learn what the five love languages are and the characteristics of each love language. Though the concepts are explained in simple terms, children ages five to ten are probably target age group for this book. Still, the illustrations are beautiful and my five month old enjoyed looking at them. I thought it was neat how there were hidden insects on some of the pages. This adds a nice element that can allow for further child-parent or sibling interaction.
I absolutely would recommend A Perfect Pet for Peyton to parents. It teaches the principles of the five love languages and contains underlying messages about animal kindness, friendship, and love.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher as part of their blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
November 13, 2012
A book about love languages
ItÃ¢ÂÂs Penny and PeytonÃ¢ÂÂs birthday. They are twins and are excited about celebrating their birthday together. They are having their birthday party at the Perfect Pet Emporium, which is like Ã¢ÂÂa zoo, a museum, a theme park, and a birthday party palace all in one place,Ã¢ÂÂ in other words, the perfect place for a birthday party. Three of their friends have been invited to join them for the party
The twins and their friends spend a great day exploring the facility. After pizza and cake have been served and eaten, each of the friends get to take home a Ã¢ÂÂperfect petÃ¢ÂÂ. The pet is chosen by Mr. Chapman, who uses each childÃ¢ÂÂs Ã¢ÂÂlove languageÃ¢ÂÂ to pick the perfect pet for them. There are five love languages: Gifts, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time, Physical Touch, and Acts of Service.
Mr. Chapman explains: Ã¢ÂÂEach of us especially likes to love and be loved in one or two of these languages; some love kind words, others like touch. Some enjoy spending special time with people. Others love gifts and some like to do nice and helpful things. We all need to love people in every way. However, God made us each special and we all love a little differently. Pets do some things naturally that can kind of match our Love Language. When we find one that matches yours, thatÃ¢ÂÂs a perfect pet pal.Ã¢ÂÂ
A Perfect Pet for Peyton: A 5 Love Languages Discovery Book, was co-written by Rick Osborne and Gary Chapman. The authors included a couple of extra items in the book. Each large picture contains at least hidden insect. This is mentioned on the first page so readers will know to look for the hidden insects on subsequent pages. Also, there are instructions in each successive illustration to look for various other things, such as different types of birds. The authors also include a section at the back of the book with questions for children to help them determine their own particular Ã¢ÂÂlove languageÃ¢ÂÂ.
The illustrations by Wilson Williams Jr. are truly delightful. They are bold, colorful, expressive and detailed. The addition of hidden objects in them makes them even more appealing.
What I Like: The illustrations. They are great. I also like the "love languages". It's a concept I had never heard of before.
What I Dislike: I realize one reason this book would be appealing to children is because of the thoughtful way Mr. Chapman figures out each childÃ¢ÂÂs Ã¢ÂÂperfect petÃ¢ÂÂ. One of the twinsÃ¢ÂÂ friends is given a Capuchin Monkey as her perfect pet. I donÃ¢ÂÂt think itÃ¢ÂÂs wise to suggest that a Capuchin Monkey would make a perfect pet for a child, even if that particular animal does match the Ã¢ÂÂlove languageÃ¢ÂÂ of the recipient.
Also, some of the insects are hidden quite well in the illustrations and might be difficult to find. There is no guide at the end of the book to tell you where any particular insect is hidden if you canÃ¢ÂÂt find it.
Overall Rating: Very good.
Age Appeal: 8-12
November 5, 2012