The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs
Genre: Christian Children’s Board Book
Pages: 28 Board Book 8 x 9.90 x 0.80
Date Published: September 7th 2010 (orig. hdbk 1995)
Publisher: Tommy Nelson, a division of Thomas Nelson
This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Liz Curtis Higgs created this parable as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season . . . and now with children everywhere.
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!
*Thanks to Thomas Nelson for providing a copy for review.*
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