Little Biju Mouse wants to help his friend Church Mouse by sweeping the church sidewalk and steps. While working, Biju is concerned about the changes in the weather. Church Mouse takes the time to teach Biju about how what we see in the sky can relate to our lives in the form of metaphors on sunshine, dark clouds, rain and silver linings. While change can be hard, Biju discovers hope in silver linings and finds something to be thankful for.
Thanks to illustrator Kaylynne Dowling for the awesome art!
The Memorial Day flea market at Sumpter, OR is just around the corner. Find both author Paty Jager and Mary Vine up at the fair grounds on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
This early counting book introduces children (ages 1-3) to numbers 1-10 and links them to God’s creations and the concept of blessings. I read this book and then decided to take it with me to the 3rd and 4th grade Sunday school class I subbed in. Yes, they may be a little old for the book, but it still provided a good reason to talk about why counting your blessings was such a good thing – and as a discussion point, to ask the children why the Bible tells us to count our blessings.
I told them to pay special attention to each numbered blessing so they could tell/remind me when we counted them over again. One girl noted that each number rhymes with the blessing. We also took note of the nice, professional art on each page.
Went over well – and I will count my blessings, too.