Pookster and the Practically Perfect Pickle
Pookster and the Practically Perfect Pickle
. Pookster loves pickles, even though they look like frog skins. (Never heard this before but the actually do!) One day while playing with her pickles, she yelled and said some bad things to her brother. Her mom reminded her that pickles can be pretty but they were sour, and that Pookster was pretty but sometimes she says sour things.
This is an adorable story about pickles to teach young readers about using sweet words instead of sour words when talking to others. I think adults could relate to this story as well, and remember that sometimes even though we seem nice, we can also say things that hurt people.
The funny comic pictures are just adorable, and the font just goes prefect with the story and the pictures. This book and the first one in the series is the sweetest and well put together books IÃ¢ÂÂve read for children. It is strikingly adorableÃ¢ÂÂ¦.from the pictures to the font to the colors used to the story itself, you will just fall in love with Pookster and her family. And you get a CD to go with the book as well, and as I said before, it just doesn't get any better than this!
Thank you to Bring it on Communications for providing a copy of these 2 books. I was not expected or required to write a positive review of these books. The opinions in these reviews are mine alone.
June 23, 2011
Great book with a cute CD!
Pookster and the Practically Perfect Pickle, an adorable children's book, is about a brother and sister who are having a hard time using "sweet" words with one another. The heart of the conflict is that Pookster, the older sister, is having a snack, when her younger brother, Bubs, comes over with his army guy toys. She wrongly assumes Bubs and his soliders are their to take her pickle. Their loving mother steps in to help Pookster see that she needs to use kind words, like a "sweet pickle," or she could lose her actual pickle to the mean Mommy Forces!
The message focuses on teaching children to use kind words instead of fighting with one another and the consequences that go with choosing to be a sweet or sour pickle of a person. A good book with a very clear, relatable message for children ages 2 to 8. My daughter is 2 and really loved the story, mostly because the illustrations told the story very easily for her and she could follow what was going on. My son, who is 4, really loved the illustrations too, but he really enjoyed the telling of the story, the words were written in a way that is funny and relatable all at once. He also liked that Bubs played army guys like he does! In fact, my children have had many a fight involving army guys that take over a dollhouse!
The spiritual message in this book is related with the analogy of the pickle, in that we can choose "sweet" or "sour" words; sweet words bring glory to God and sour words hurt others and cause fights. I liked that the spiritual message wasn't too heavy in the this book, in that there is not a lot of actual Bible verses or language my children wouldn't relate to, but that Pookster and Bubs, by their actions, words, and choices, are a figures that SHOW the spiritual message. The Bible verse at the end sums it up well, "Pleasant words are honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs 16:24. Just perfect words for my children to hear!
I highly recommend that you purchase this book if looking for a story that will teach your children to stop and think during a fight, to learn to use their words to bring glory to God and harmony to your house. I will be bringing more Pookster and Bubs books to my house-they are the perfect storybook figures of my own children and the way they relate to one another!
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June 7, 2011
Pookster and the Practically Perfect Pickle doesnt sound like the title for a Christian picture book, but it is. Written by Christian singer and songwriter Rhonda Funk, it features Pookster and Bubs, characters from the Adventures of Pookster and Bubs series.In this episode, we learn that Pookster loves pickles. She really loves pickles. And, she has a wonderful pickle; its so wonderful, she says its practically perfect. Shes very attached to her pickle. When Pookster gets into a fight with her brother because she thinks hes trying to get her pickle (even though he isnt), she has to deal with mom. Mom takes Pooksters pickle to get her attention. Then, she uses an analogy: Pickles are like words, they can either be sweet or sour. Sweet words (kind words) are what we should strive for, but Pookster used sour words (mean words) and hurt her brothers feelings. When Pookster apologizes to her brother, her mom returns her pickle.Pookster realizes she over-reacted when she thought her pickle was being threatened. She also learns that words make a big difference in the way we are treated. And, she leaves us with these words of wisdom: remember that the Bible is not like a sour pickle, but it does tech you not to be one.This Bible verse is given as a reference for the story: Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. [Proverbs 16:24]The bright, colorful, expressive, cartoon-like illustrations by Eric Kieninger are a perfect fit for this type of story. What I Like: This simple story teaches a great lesson about choosing our words carefully, opting for sweet words instead of sour ones.What I Dislike: Nothing.Overall Rating: Excellent.Age Appeal: 4-8.Christian Children's Book Review
September 2, 2010
Pookster is a little girl that loves pickles so much she plays with them and even gives them names. She likes the feel of them, they make her think of frogs the way they are green with specks. I'll never look at a pickle the same again, this book is to teach children about "sour words."She get into trouble with her brother because he wants to line up his soldiers and knocks her pickles over. Their mother has to give them a little talk about what God would do. Taken from book "Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones." Proverbs 16:24This book also has a CD where the child can read alone or just listen to the book.So beautifully illustrated by Eric KieningerThis book was sent to me by Bring It On Community for review
June 8, 2010