Dai Hankey has a great voice, and has paired up with a fantastic illustrator for his three books about Eric, and how this little fellow learns to say thanks, please, and sorry. Usually an author’s voice isn’t all that relevant, but in the three videos below we get to listen in as he reads his books (which can all be found at The Good Book Company). Fun stuff!
ERIC SAYS THANKS
32 pages / 2016
In Eric Says Thanks this little boy models some fantastic enthusiasm as he learns Who to give credit to for the goodness he’s been giving in his “brecky.”
ERIC SAYS PLEASE
32 pages / 2017
Eric wants to show he can do it all himself, but the little fellow soon learns that pride goeth before a fall…right out of a tree! When Eric finally realizes he can’t do it on his own, his grandfather points Eric to Who he can go to, to ask for help.
ERIC SAYS SORRY
32 pages / 2016
When Eric messes up he tries all sorts of way to get out of trouble, but lying, shifting blame, and coming up with excuses don’t get him anywhere. But when his dad gives him grace – epic grace! – and pays for the broken pot, Eric gets a glimpse at the grace God gives us. We can’t earn forgiveness. But we can ask for it.
Parents with highly developed “arminian sniff detectors” might detect a hint of this theology in the author’s commentary after the book concludes. But if it’s there (and I don’t know if it is) it certainly isn’t anything that children will notice or be impacted by. And it doesn’t come up in the book at all.
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