Sunday, February 10, 2013
Humble Bumbles Humble Heart by Amy Meyer Allen - Book Review
Humble Heart, by Amy Meyer Allen, is subtitled A Book of Virtues. It is actually a collection of nine stories featuring various animal characters, each one spotlighting one virtue. These include: humility, love, thoughtfulness, faithfulness, mercy, encouragement, comfort, courage, and joy. The characters, Humble Honeybee for instance, are put in a situation where they can show or experience each virtue. They then learn a lesson. The end of each story poses a question to the reader, ie: Have you ever been too proud to ask for help? The art is very cartoony, but fits the stories.
I enlisted my kids to help with the review, since they are more of the target audience. Lexi (age almost-9) thought it was really good and had some really good virtues. Griffin (age 6) really liked the art. Cami (age 6) liked the story about thoughtfulness starring Caroline Cat.
Overall, I believe this book is good for kids pre-school age and younger. It would make a nice addition to a church library or a home with young children.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.