You know I’m a fan of almost all Christian kids’ movies and books. I think it is so important to surround your kids with God’s Word however you can. We like everything from Boz to Psalty. But somehow we’ve missed out on Hermie.
You know, Max Lucado’s little caterpillar friend?
I mean, I think we do have one or two of the movies that grandparents picked up when they were $5 at Family Christian Store. But we’ve never had the books or even watched the movies more than once. I don’t know why!
Tommy Mommy recently emailed me about a new version of Hermie that’s designed for 0-4 year olds. And since Asa is smack dab in the middle of that demographic, we said yes! The Little Hermie series are little board books showcasing Hermie as a little worm and Hermie’s prayers of thanksgiving to God.
I watched a video of Max Lucado talking about Hermie and he said the main idea they want kids to take away from Hermie is that God loves them and listens to them. I love that part about God listening to them. I want my 2 year old to know that God listens to him. What a difference if we all believed that with every bit of us!
Asa has really fallen in love with Hermie. Even though they are short books (which is a no-no for bedtime at our house) he loves when I pull them out. And I love the lyrical prayers and sweet illustrations.
Tommy Nelson has also redesigned the original Hermie, a Common Caterpillar (to be a lot cuter, in my opinion) and put it in a Level 2 Reader book. Lydia is doing good at reading so far–can’t wait till she’s big enough to read them on her own! I actually read it to Asa last night and loves looking at all the different animals (bugs? insects?) and notice their colors.
If you’d like to preview the books, you can see an online flipbook of them on Tommy Nelson’s site:
How cool is that?!