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5 Stars Out Of 5
Beautiful Parable Format for Fall
October 28, 2010
I love Liz Curtis Higgs and her writing. Her Christian Historical Fiction novels were my introduction to the genre which for me today is a passion. I was delighted to discover she has also written a handful of children's novels in parable form with the gospel as the central message. I have an original copy of The Pumpkin Patch Parable from a few years ago, but when I heard that it was being republished as a giant board book, I was ecstatic!
After getting my hands on this giant board book, I'm absolutely delighted. Tommy Nelson has a great product in this book. Perfect for every family and the fall season. Finally we have a book to share with our children that reflects the same values that are important to us. As it says in a note from the author on the first page, "This book is NOT a celebration of Halloween... no ghosts, goblins, demons, witches, or monsters here!"
What this book is, is a beautiful parable format using the image of a pumpkin to share the gospel with our kids. With an applicable verse on each page bringing the story and the message in the bible alive this book is creative and meaningful. The size is great, and AppleBlossom even as a toddler is excited to be able to touch the pages and flip them herself and I rest easy without the fear of her tearing the pages. I love it!
The Pumpkin Patch Parable has just be re-issued in a new larger board book format. An enduring story for harvest time, the Pumpkin Patch Parable is tenderly told by master storyteller, Liz Curtis Higgs and beautifully illustrated by Nancy Munger. Many are already acquainted with this wonderful book, and the story has been read to children for many years. If you have never read this book, it is a 'must' on the bookshelf of every parent and grandparent. If you are familiar with it, you will want to pick up several copies as gifts for those special people in your life.