“I love you” is something I say to my girls countless times every single day. As a parent, it’s important for my kids to know that they are loved no matter what, even when they are misbehaving.
I Love You No Matter What: A Prince Chirpio Story
Prince Chirpio likes growing up as royalty, but his selfishness and thirst for adventure prompts him to leave the kingdom and fly off to where he can make his own rules. He soon discovers that adventures can be lonely, and he misses the love and protection of his father. Can he go back home? Will his father still love him? Luckily, his father the king is eager to welcome Chirpio back and to convince his young prince that he will always love him—no matter what.
Parents will appreciate that the story focuses on an important felt need: making sure their children know Mom and Dad will always love them. This fresh take on Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son will show young hearts that there’s no getting away from a parent’s love.”
I Love You No Matter What: A Prince Chirpio Story by J. Rutland is a cute story with fun characters and adorable artwork. After flipping through the book briefly, I was afraid that it might be a bit much for my 2- and 3-year-old since the book seemed to be very wordy. However, to my surprise the girls were attentive throughout the entire story and were able to comprehend what was going on.
This book is a great reminder to kids that while they may not always make the best decisions and they may sometimes disobey their parents, their parents will still love them no matter what. I love how this story also parallels Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son. It’s a great way to incorporate some religious principle into story time and this book is a great example of Jesus’ love for us. With Lent beginning next Wednesday, I am going to be sharing more books with a religious aspect, so stay tuned!
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Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book. Opinions here are my own.