I really do love seeing all the fantastic resources that are available for us as parent to teach our children more about God. This week I received another exciting parcel from the Good Book Company. One of their authors, Dai Hankey, has just released a new book in his Eric series and they wanted to share it with me (yipee!!)
The third in the series of Eric books, Eric Says Please is all about learning to ask for help, and through everyday adventures learning more about God’s grace. Using rhyme and comic style illustrations, the book is an easy and fun read for the younger audience. It is probably a bit too old for my youngest, who is almost two, but it is perfect for my four year old who is just starting to grapple with who God is and how to relate to him.
I think the story is very clever, as it uses Eric’s real life to link in with God. The metaphor is not forced, but just really clear for younger children to understand. I love the way that Eric prays at the end with his Grandpa and then the answer to prayer is shown. This has really helped my son to understand how God answers prayer through the normal everyday things.
If your child still loves picture story books then I would highly recommend buying this for them – it is A4 sized and perfect for bedtime reading. There is also a memory verse and a prayer at the back to bring your child into the story, as well as a fun game to play (involving cheese!!).
The book is currently £5.99 on the Good Book Company website (discounts for if you buy multiple) and you can also get “Eric says thanks” and “Eric says sorry” to complete the set. I’ll leave you with this video of Dai himself revealing a bit about the inspiration for the book.