My review for ‘A Perfect Pet for Peyton’
A Perfect Pet for Peyton, written by #1 New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne who is an award-winning author of books for kids and teens, is a children’s book designed to teach children about the five love languages. Such as in the #1 New York TImes bestseller ‘The 5 Love Languages’ written by Gary Chapman for adults, ‘A Perfect Pet for Peyton’ is designed to help kids learn the ways in which God has made us all special, and how through those ways we all love and express that love differently.
The book starts off with twins Peyton and Penny getting ready to celebrate their birthday at Mr. Chapman’s Perfect Pet Pal Emporium. You go on to join Peyton and Penny, and their friends as they explore the emporium and all it’s amazing animal attractions. Page by page you and your child get to join in with Peyton and Penny on their adventure as well as learn about all the different animals they encounter. Though the book is lengthy for a child as young as my son who is only five, it does include small activities throughout the book designed to hold a child’s attention, and it worked great to draw my son into the story, as well as helped him learn the specific name of the different animals in the book.
In each adventure you get to know it’s characters, Peyton and Penny, and all their friends who join them on their birthday adventure, you also get glimpses of each child’s personality and clues to which love language they identify with most. What I found really neat about the way that Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne went on to write the book was how they drew the children in with the adventure and activities first, and come the end of the book lead on to teach about the five love languages by reflecting back on each child’s behavior during their visit at the emporium. They even include a quiz at the end of the book for older children to help them learn more about themselves and the love languages they themselves can identify with.
I felt that this book is an amazing tool that will become useful in many ways as my children continue to grow, not only in helping me identify their love languages but in helping them learn more about giving and receiving love themselves. I found the story to be easy to read and fun for both me and my kids. A great way for us to learn and spend time together.
I received this book for free through MP Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.