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Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite
Little Kicker’s First Rainstorm, written and illustrated by Sandy Sprott, is the second in her Little Kicker Book series, and it is one that you do not want to miss! Little Kicker experiences his first rainstorm and at first he is afraid. Little Kicker’s parents comfort him and teach him to pray when he is afraid. They ask God to keep them safe in the storm and to help Little Kicker so he will not be afraid. Little Kicker then looks around to see how the other animals on the farm are reacting to the rainstorm, and they are all enjoying the rain. Little Kicker learns a valuable lesson during the rainstorm. He learns to pray when he is afraid and he learns that rain is important. God sends rain so we have water to drink and the water makes our food grow.
This is another book that is a must-have for families who want to teach their children to trust God at a young age. Children will enjoy spending time with Little Kicker and the animals on the farm as they learn scripture based values. Little Kicker’s fears are diminished after praying. Sandy the Sow Pig is enjoying the first big mud puddle and Becky the Bunny is thanking God for the rain because it helps her carrots grow nice and juicy. Children will learn to identify ways that rain is good in their own lives just as it is for each of the animals in the story.
The illustrations are filled with details and offer great opportunities for further discussion throughout the book. Fun activities and facts at the end of the book promote discussion as well. I am looking forward to reading many more books in this series.