The One Things ISBN: 9781545621875, Xulon Press copyright and written by Dr, C. Todd Fetter.
Grandpa Ed was a charming old man who every morning during the school year arose early and walked to the school crossing to greet the children. Every afternoon on the way home they would stop by his house to hear the endless stories he had to tell. He never had married or had children of his own. Instead, he had dedicated his life to helping orphaned children around the world. One day word spread that Grandpa Ed was in the hospital. Emma persuaded her mother to take her and a few friends – James, Sophia, Max and Noah – to visit him in the hospital where, once again, he was able to fully engage them by telling stories. This time it was to teach them lessons by having them participate by using their hands and attaching the significant aspect of the story to a particular finger selected on one of the hands of each child. The stories were based on selections from the Bible that illustrated the points being made. Finally he recapped the stories with the children with the emphasis resulting in the children ultimately understanding the importance of studying hard, learning to live a good life and to know God, with hopefully a hint furnished by those five fingers, if necessary.
Discussion: A children’s book well-written and illustrated to provide in a most child-friendly manner lessons on living with emphasis on religious tenets. The author, apparently closely associated with the Evangelistic ministry, appears to have been able to present these sessions with children in a smooth, natural manner. This is a difficult task, not easily accomplished by most writers. Thus, Dr. Fetter’s book should be well-accepted and thoroughly enjoyed especially by children being raised in the Christian Faith.
5* Children’s book especially enjoyable for those in the Christian Faith.