Posted by: irenesroth | November 29, 2016

Acorn Gert and Brother Bert-GREAT Picture Book for Kids

gertAcorn Gert and Brother Bert
By Elizabeth Duncan Stretar
Illustrated by: Rosemarie Gillen

This is a wonderful picture book for kids about how they can be great, regardless of how small they are in the beginning, by focusing on what is most important and by planting strong inner seeds. Then they can all grow into the person they were meant to be!

This is a book that will take the young reader on a reflective journey on how they can grow to be all that they were meant to be. We all start off small and miniscule in the grand scope of things. And we may all remain that way unless we all put our own marks on the world around us by becoming who we were truly meant to be. What a great message for kids!

We live in a culture when kids are encouraged to feel inadequate from a very early age. Parents, educators, caregivers, and all the positive influencers in our child’s life have a key role in ensuring that our kids are strong and can withstand all the negative societal and cultural pressures that tear our child’s self-esteem down.

Further, inspiring books like this one can also truly help parents to open that discussion with their kids and to keep it going throughout their childhood and into their teen years. By continuing to plant the potential seeds in the heart and minds of parents, we can ensure that our kids will grow up to be all that they were meant to be.

The illustrations in the book are colourful and bring the message of the book home to the young reader very vividly. In addition, at the end of the book, there are a few pages for parents and educators to help them discover their child’s natural inclinations.

I loved the book from beginning to end. I will definitely be talking about the book and sharing it with the people in my church ministry and life.

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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