Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Children's Book Review & Giveaway: Win or Loose, I Love You by Lysa TerKeurst, Illus. by Jana Christy

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Tommy Nelson, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

And now for a lovely book that helps kids understand that participating,
 is the fun and pride, winning is a bonus!
Win or Loose I Love You cover


Competition can bring out the worst in us, but it can also be an opportunity to learn impactful life lessons. That's why it's so important for kids to understand how to handle winning and losing. Join Lulu and Max as they help Bear-Bear, Goosey, Coyote and the rest of their animal friends in the Field Day contests determine who will be the leader of Lulu's forest. But as the animals soon find out, not everyone can win. Sore losers, unkind winners, flaring tempers, and a few tears are taking the fun straight out of Field Day. 

Win or Loose I Love You sample 1


This book is aimed at ages 4 to 8 years, but even slightly older kids will get a lesson from it, maybe while reading to younger siblings? The book is helpful to parents to have a fun way to talk about how important participatiion and trying is versus having a sole goal of winning at all costs. It helps kids to understand good sportsmanship in a fun, biblical way. With Miss Grace starting dance competitions this week (!!), it was very timely to let her read it and understand that I am SO proud of her for getting to the point where she CAN compete. Irish Dance is inherently more compassionate and caring, especially for the kids in the beginner levels, so I know she will experience good sportsmanship and fun, but this book will help her understand those who act out, and perhaps offer them some kind words of advice, based on God's word! 

If you have young kids in sports, dance, cheerleading, or the like, this is a lovely book to share with them, and to have family discussions on. You might just see a change in their attitudes! 


How about some fun Coloring Sheets to go along with your book?

About the Author

Lysa TerKeurst is the New York Times bestselling author of The Best Yes. She isn't shy about admitting what a mess she can be. But she's been learning God's lessons and sharing them on her blog (www.LysaTerKeurst.com) and in her books. Lysa is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and writes from her sticky farm table in North Carolina where she lives with her husband, Art, five kids, three dogs, and mouse that refuses to leave her kitchen.

About the Illustrator

Jana Christy is a picture book Illustrator, living and working in the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts. She got her start working in independent comix in the 90’s, then as a Boston based illustrator, her work appearing in such publications such as the The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix and The Boston Herald.She’s ecstatic that she now spends the majority of her time creating illustrations for children’s books. Check out her website for more.

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One BTHM reader will win their own copy of this book

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  1. I tell my son that God wants us to always do the right thing but when you make a mistake God is there for you and still loves you.

  2. We lead by example and use our mistakes to learn lessons. We tell them that even if they do something wrong, we and God love them. God loves them all the time.

  3. i saw my daughter alots of love


  4. I read a lot of books about God for my son!
    Thank You

    Fiona N

  5. We read lots of books that talk about God and His love for us.

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  6. I try to explain that Jesus loves us and forgives us for our mistakes. I try to teach them to do the right and Christian thing.


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