I'm always on the look out for great chapter books for kids that actually teach wholesome life lessons. There are too many kids' chapter books that incorporate the world's standards for kids. I don't want my children growing up believing that's the way things need to be but rather have a hope that many don't have.
This is the first in a brand new series called Tree Street Kids. The premise of the first book revolves around a big change that Jack Finch has to navigate. Of course this new change comes with many obstacles that challenge his faith.
I appreciate that Eastep allows the challenges and sub-stories to be realistic but within a window of respect and through a Gospel lens. This teaches its young readers that despite life's difficulties and obstacles, God provides appropriate, respectful ways for us to overcome them.
The story is engaging and filled with comic relief throughout every chapter. She incorporates diversity within the storyline - characters, backgrounds, obstacles. There is just so much a child can learn through reading this book.
Despite being an adult, I enjoyed reading the book myself. It reminds me of the Magic Tree House books but with a Gospel twist.
I received a copy of this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review.