For a lot of Christian families, we teach our children much of
the counsel of God through example and the way we live our lives.
In concert with example, though, we also seek to bathe our children
specifically with the Word of God spoken, read, and heard. For
small children especially, we often try to find ways to combine
what they hear with what they observe in unique, memorable ways. "Mommy... Why?" is
a brilliant solution, using a sweet story to teach the biblical
principles of Titus 2 to young girls. While it uses beautiful illustrations
and simple text to teach young girls, it also gives mothers ideas
for practical examples they can use in their own everyday lives
for how to apply this passage of Scripture under the watchful gaze
of their children. The simply asked question of "Mommy... why?" is
a recurrent theme, acting as a springboard for all kinds of life-lessons.
With a nice, simple binding and construction, this softcover book
is worth the $17 price tag to add into your home or church library.
Stunning, sweet artwork with soft edges and bright colors is simply
accomplished and visually alluring throughout "Mommy... Why?" Imaginative
day-to-day examples fill the text with familiarity and reality.
With a mother-daughter team for author and illustrator, we get
to reap the firsthand blessings of an older woman mentoring a younger
woman for the glory of God, and exemplifying the virtues outlined
in Titus 2.
There are Titus 2 Scripture references throughout the book for
constant reminders of the foundation the storybook is built upon.
The seven chapters in this book are broken up by the seven virtues
outlined in Titus 2:4-5, allowing each chapter to focus on just
one. The book can be read all in one sitting, or divided up by
chapter for further emphasis and used as a springboard for deeper
discussion with slightly older children.