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Back in the mid-90’s, Brian and I were involved in a Sunday School class for young married couples. One of the books that we studied in that class was The 5 Love Language by Gary Chapman. That book made a huge impression on many of the members of that class; and I’m sure that I’m not the only one who often thinks back on that class and contemplates both my own love language, and that of my husband. I’d highly recommend the book to any couple!
But, that’s not what this post is about! I was recently asked to review The 5 Love Languages of Children (that review will be coming soon!) along with a new resource in the Love Language Collection – this one specifically FOR kids – called A Perfect Pet for Peyton. Not 100% sure what the love languages of my 3 kids might be, I was anxious to check both of these books out.
This wonderfully imaginative children’s hardcover book by bestselling authors Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne, featuring four-color illustrations (with hidden details!) by Wilson Williams, Jr., will help children learn the importance of love. Based on Gary’s highly successful The 5 Love Languages®, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells an entertaining and playful story of five children who each, with the help of Mr. Chapman and the unique pets at his special emporium, discover their own personal love language. Children and parents alike will experience firsthand the power of the love languages as they cuddle up and spend precious time together reading this book over and over again.
I read this book through once on my own, then shared it with my two younger children, ages 5 and 11. Not only is the story fun and interesting, but it’s a great way to introduce your children to the concept of the love languages, and to get them thinking about what their main love language may be and why.
While my 5 year old doesn’t really seem to grasp the concept, this book really got my 11 year old thinking. While she’s older and more into chapter books, I think she really enjoyed following along as I read this picture book to both of them. And, now she’s trying to figure out what might be her dominant love language.
I’d definitely recommend this book for any child. I love kids’ books, and this one is hardcover with full-color illustrations that will definitely hold your child’s attention, even during the long story. It’s never too early to teach your kids about the love languages and encourage them to be aware of both their own personal language and the language of their siblings.
I have a copy to give away!
NOTE: I received this book for free in the hopes that I would mention it on my blog. I only recommend products that I have personally used and enjoyed.