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Posted July 1, 2012
Sassy Pants Makes Amends # 2
In book one Sassy Pants was a self-centered trouble maker and bully. Sassy thought she did not need farm animals to be her friends because she thought she was people and belonged in the house with the other people. She caused so much misery for the people and animals on the farm. The farm animals did not want to play with her even though it had been awhile since she caused a ruckus.
What could she do to make the other animals like her? It would be nice to have friends to play with. Finally Miss Molly and the wise old horse that lived on the farm came up with a plan. They would use positive attitudes and acts of kindness to teach Sassy how to be a friend to others. Then the other animals decided they would follow Miss Molly's example.
But they probably thought she would try to play some kind of trick on them again.
Will they be able to make amends?
Will Sassy ever get to play with any of them?
Why should they feel sorry for her or forgive her?
Do you think if she forgave Farmer White and Mrs. White for sending her back to the pig pen that God would heal her bitter heart and let others see she was sincere in her apologies?
Then do you think they might find it in their heart to forgive her?
This is such a good book for children to learn to be kind and humble. Not vindictive and destructive or being a bully.
In the Lord's Prayer it says, "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.I think this book is a good example of that verse in the Lord's Prayer.
The colorful and fun illustrations will spark the child's imagination bringing the words alive within the illustrations.
I highly recommend this book.
I received a free copy of this book from the author for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.
Posted June 8, 2012
Sassy Pants the pig is lonely and she knows it’s her own fault.
The naughty piggy had spent the previous summer making life miserable for all the other farm animals and now she is bearing the consequences. No one wants to play with her. No one trusts her.
In desperation she seeks advice from the wise old farm horse who teaches Sassy about asking forgiveness and making amends for her bad behavior. It’s not an easy lesson for the self-centered pig, but with the help of Ms. Molly the sheep, Sassy learns how to be a good friend.
I love this story about true forgiveness and the consequences of our actions. The dialogue is delightful and filled with character lessons laced with humor.
A wonderful, insightful children’s tale!
Posted May 3, 2012
Reviewed by Lori M for Readers Favorite
"Sassy Pants Makes Amends" is the second in a series of young readers’ books about a little piglet who lives with Farmer White and a lot of barnyard animals. The stories are told by Ms. Molly Merino, a lamb who is the resident barnyard instructor who tells Sassy Pants stories each spring to new residents of Farmer White’s farm. These stories are meant to show children the negative consequences of their poor choices. This book starts out with Sassy Pants crying because nobody wanted to be her friend or to play with her. An old horse named Clyde explains to the little piglet that perhaps she has broken some friendships and needs to make amends. Sassy Pants had been mean and obnoxious to the other barnyard animals in the past by calling them names or getting them dirty. The book takes you through the many interactions between Sassy Pants the piglet and the other barnyard animals where she learns how to sincerely apologize and they learn how to forgive. The book also teaches the lessons of doing good deeds and earning trust. There are some cute characters in the book including Reginald Ram, Fred the Bull, Kitty, and Grey Tommie.
The illustrations are done in pen and ink and have some of the most adorable expressions on the little barnyard animal faces. Author Carol A. Brown has done a great job creating relatable characters and teaching a lesson to young readers that they can apply in their own lives. This book would make a great storybook for classroom reading time.