Little Kicker's First Rainstorm

Children - Christian
40 Pages
Reviewed on 06/04/2012
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Sandy Sprott loves introducing her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to children and teaching adults to do the same.
Her passion for ministering to children was birthed in Susie Cole's three-year-old Sunday School class where Sandy was allowed to remain with her daughter. Sandy was tutored by a master and soon found children to be her 'field ripe unto harvest'.
After relocating with her family, Sandy became the traveling 'Story Lady' at her new church, teaching the same story in 4 different pre-K classes, each story appropriate to that age's ability to learn.
In the same time period of the mid 70s to late 80s, she held a Bible Club in her home for the K-6 graders, reaching around 50 kids every Tuesday afternoon 11 months out of the year for 13 years. The children were excited to learn the Bible and experience the love of Jesus Christ.
Sandy's ministry expanded to teaching other adults to have their own Neighborhood Bible Club Ministry or to become a more effective children's evangelist in their own church. She has taught at the invitations of Children's Pastor Conferences, Churches, Sunday School conventions, Campus Crusade For Christ and other over seas ministries.
Cancer in '04 took Sandy away from her ministry, and she is now writing and illustrating the award winning 15 book series of Christ centered Little Kicker Books.™
Sandy's delight is to write and illustrate books that teach children profound Scriptural truths with fun and simplicity.

    Book Review

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.