by Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne
“A Perfect Pet for Peyton” by Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne is an adorable book that parents can read with their children to help them learn about the 5 Love Languages. The illustrations by Wilson Williams Jr. are gorgeous and the story is interesting and engaging. On each page there are cute little picture searches within the illustrations that provide a fun bonus activity for the child.
The book is about a group of kids who are attending a birthday party at “Mr. Chapman’s Perfect Pet Pal Emporium”. Each child reacts to different situations that arise during the party in their own way and as the story progresses, the lesson about how each person is made with a different love language emerges. At the end of the party, the children are each given their own “perfect pet pal” which fits perfectly with their individual love language. There is a guide for adults in the back of the book which will help to initiate a discussion about love languages with the child and provide insight into which love language your child “speaks”.
I would recommend this book to anybody who wants their child to learn the philosophy of the 5 Love Languages and desires to help their child feel loved in their own special way. I think the kids will find the book entertaining and educational. Parents may even find that they get just as much if not more out of the book than the kids do. Figuring out what makes your children feel loved can make a huge difference in how you interact with them for the rest of their lives.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
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