Rager, Erin. Little Flower. Illustrated by D. Ellen Kay. Mountain Home: Borderstone Press, LLC, 2011. 42 pp. $9.95. Purchase at Amazon.
Note: My 7 year old son had to write a book review for one of his school lessons. The majority of this review will be his thoughts while mine will be obvious to the reader.
There was a flower in some weeds. Then a storm came and ripped her petals off. Then the gardener came out and helped her. The next day she found another little flower and another and another.
I liked the storm because the Gardener was watching Little Flower. That reminds me when in the Bible the writer of Hebrews wrote, “And no creature is hidden from His sight.” I would recommend other kids read this book because it tells you that God is always watching you.
Erin Rager is a nurse and a mom who enjoys cake decorating, scuba diving, and playing the clarinet in her church orchestra. Little Flower originated on her bucket list but became almost a necessity when she began to face quite a few trials in her own life. D. Ellen Kay has a degree in graphic design as well as a passion for coffee.
Little Flower is in the midst of nothing but weeds. After strong storms come, Little Flower fears that he is all alone only to learn that the Gardener was there the entire time. Little Flower will teach the reader, in parable, the truth of persevering faith.
This little book will be a great resource not just to be read to children (or grand children), but to adults as well. The truths, so masterfully told in this little story will be a sweet balm to a hurting soul.