The number one question I seem to be getting lately at work is, "What is a good young boy book to read that is not science fiction based?" I honestly have gotten that several times in the last month. It is harder to find good, well written books for boys. (it might be why boys tend to read non fiction). I now have a cute and fun book to offer them, and an added bonus in my eyes is that it is christian based!!
The "Big Pig Stampede" by Bob Hartman, is a well written book. It has some cute pictures to help with context clues, which I really like for younger readers who are still learning. I also love that it is told from the boys point of view. I think that helps young readers as well.
The whole book is about this boy who just happens to be in the right place at the right time to see many of Jesus miracles. He often winds up involved in them as well. It is definitely a new way to look at the miracles Jesus preformed. You see it from a child's point of view and that is awesome. I think it is not only a good book for kids to read (boys or girls) but a great read a loud for the whole family. You can never hear the miracle stories too much in my opinion.
I do feel the book seems geared more toward boys, but that girls could really enjoy it as well. It is just a fun and easy to read and follow early chapter book. I think the "Goat Boy" stories will keep you turning the pages and looking forward to the next story/chapter. You will quickly start to love the "Goat Boy"!
Thanks Tyndale House for the copy of the book to review. They did not influence my review of this book in anyway. I look forward to reading this book with my kids very soon. I think that they will both enjoy it and so will I.