I first came across Be Patient, Petunia by Erin Butler on Kit Lit Reviews. After reading the review I just had to have it...so I bought it. And our family loved it so much that I just had share it with you. M calls it "Be-tuna has to wait".
Cute little pigtailed Petunia has a big problem with waiting. Her impatience causes disappointment from constantly missing out. It all starts with her taking a bite of an unfinished cake, gross! And by the end of this delightfully written story Petunia gets to experience the benefits of being patient; being able to watch the most beautiful sunset she has ever seen.
Trying to explain to a toddler that they need to wait is hard enough, but in this fast-paced generation where people need instant gratification it is nearly impossible. Which is why I think stories with evident principles are perfect for younger children, especially ones with extraordinary illustrations that bring the story to life. This rhyming story is a great way the teach the significance of patience and what it means to wait.
Be Patient, Petunia is enjoyable for both the child and parent! It is fun to read, with an engaging storyline as well as situations that children can relate to and understand.
Do I Recommend? …uh, yeah!
Although Be Patient, Petunia is available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble, it is cheaper if you purchase if from the author's website Erin's Book & More. An added bonus from purchasing there is that all royalties received will be given to Project Rescue, whose mission is to rescue and redeem victims of overseas sexual slavery. So not only is it cheaper but the proceeds go to a good cause!
Erin has generously offered to give one lucky reader a copy of Be Patient, Petunia!!!
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Disclaimer: No compensation was given for this review. All opinions are my own.