Sunday, May 10, 2009

Book Review: The Little Pot (Dawn Stephens)

The Little Pot by Dawn Stephens

Book Summary: In the Little Pot, a potter lovingly forms a new pot and declares that he has important plans for his creation. The little pot wonders what its purpose will be. Will it be used to hold important documents? Great riches? Beautiful flowers? As various expectations prove wrong, the little pot is cautioned to wait and see.

Gradually the little pot comes to realize that its creator knows best and has the most wonderful of all uses planned for it.

Warm illustrations beautifully enhance this charming allegory about patience and fulfillment. A gentle reference to God will appeal to people of every faith.

Book Review - What a beautiful children’s book with a wonderful storyline teaching children a lesson many grown-ups would do well to learn.

Beautifully illustrated, this story centers around a little pot that is continually being emptied, poured out, and refilled.

Great word picture for opening a child’s mind to the concept of ‘giving oneself away‘.

Children will identify with the feelings of loss each time the little pot is emptied and rejoice as it becomes filled again.

A great story time book that can be read and reread again to help children learn to look beyond what they may loose and rejoice the hope of what God plans for them.

Author: Dawn Stephens
Illustrator: Dawn Stephens
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: bPlus Books; 2009 edition (March 16, 2009)

Reviewed by:
Gina Hendrix
Vessel Project Book Reviewer

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