The first thing you’ll notice about Kalya Jarmon’s writing is that she does it from a Christian worldview. This makes her books a great fit for families that teach in this way. Here are my thoughts on each of the titles.
A Boy and His Dog
This cute little early reader would work equally well as a read aloud to your little ones. It follows a young boy and his best friend, his dog, through a day of adventures.
As the mother of two grandsons, 11 and one-year-old, I can see their antics in this story. One of my favorite scenes was after they had cleaned up at the end of the day and were snuggled in bed, imagining the adventures they would get into the next day.
Every mother of children with big imaginations will recognize her child in this book. I’m sure our youngest will love reading it when he gets a little older. This book contains less specifically Christian content than the other two that I reviewed.
The next titles come from Kayla’s Discussion Book Series.
Don’t Forget Me
Don’t Forget Me begins at the moment of conception and follows a couple’s baby through to his birth. All along the way, the baby is comforted by his conversations with God who minds him to “not forget me.”
This sweet little story would be a lovely gift for a mom-to-be or new mom both for themselves and also something to share with older siblings to help them understand more about the important role our Lord plays in bringing a new baby into their family.
The sweet, soft illustrations add to the mood of the book, like on the above pages where the baby is speaking to God about his mom singing. Kayla has done a wonderful job of bringing this conversation to life in a way that you will be happy to share with your family.
After enjoying this book you will find Scripture References both for yourself and to help you teach your children.
Dying is Part of the World
This second title in the Discussion Book Series was (according to Kayla) born out of real conversations she had with her children. Following the conversation of a mother and her daughter, Dying is a Part of This World, walks the reader through many of the questions that children have about losing a loved one.
Mrs. Jarmon covers issues like fear of death and losing someone important to them in a conversational way. Mother and daughter talk about memories and the sadness of missing the ones we love when they go to Heaven. She has also included Scripture References and Discussion Questions at the end of each chapter that strengthens what you have just learned in your reading.
A talented storyteller, mother, and grandmother, Kayla Jarmon has created a series that will serve as an excellent resource for Christian families that will help facilitate conversations about these very important issues. She is going to have audio books or radio-dramas for all of her books (current and future) as well. She’s working on those right now and they will be a terrific addition for folks to listen to in the car or at home.
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