Kayla Jarmon has written a few really sweet books that my daughter and I got to read. They are called “A Boy and his Dog“, “Dying Is Part of This World”, and “Don’t Forget Me”.
We received these children’s books in the form of a pdf. You can read it on your computer or your phone that way. They are available for purchase for the Kindle and in paperback. I personally prefer paperback or hardcover books, but I know many prefer the portability of a Kindle.
They are well written with beautiful illustrations. Two of the books are a part of her Discussion Book Series. These books have discussion questions and scripture to help facilitate a conversation with your child regarding the topic. Obviously, you could just read the book for the enjoyment of the story. But you could also use the book to have a conversation with your child about a tough topic. You could use it as a kind of conversation starter.
A Boy and his Dog
The first book my daughter and I read is called “A Boy and his Dog”. You can probably guess what it’s about… a boy and his dog. Boys and girls alike love dogs, but it does seem like boys generally have a different kind of bond with their dogs. And this book highlights that love.
In the book, the boy and his dog do everything together. The book takes you through a day with the boy and his dog, from the dog waking the boy up in the morning to them going to sleep together at night.
It is a sweet book. I think any young boy that has a dog in his life would like it because he would be able to relate to it. We don’t own a dog and my daughter isn’t particularly fond of dogs, so it wasn’t her favorite book. That being said, she smiled and laughed a few times while we were reading the book together, so I would say that’s a success.
Don’t Forget Me
This is a clever idea for a book about babies. Based on the title, I thought it was the baby saying “Don’t forget me.” to someone, but it is God saying it to the baby. The book is a conversation between God and a baby growing in his momma’s womb. They talk about the sounds he is hearing (his mom and dad), how warm it is in the womb, and how his space is getting smaller as he is growing bigger.
The baby is excited to get out of the womb so he can meet his mom and dad. Throughout the entire book, God continues to tell the baby, “Don’t forget me” over and over. The baby was confused as to how he could possibly forget God.
My daughter and I enjoyed this one. It was sweet to think about how a conversation between God and baby in his momma’s womb might go.
Dying Is Part of This World
This book was a little harder for us to read. In fact, we haven’t finished it yet.
My dad just passed away a few months ago. He was an amazing man so it was hard on all of us. Neither my daughter nor I wanted to finish the book. What we read of it was good, though. I can see where it’s going and it would be great to read before someone passes away to help the process a little for children.
Basically, the book is trying to help children understand that death will come for everyone. And that if you go to Heaven, you will see Jesus and you will be happy.
More to Come…
Kayla Jarmon is also currently working on a Christmas book and an advent calendar, so definitely keep your eyes open for that!
In the meantime, go ahead and get one of these books… or all three!