This wonderfully imaginative children's hardcover book by bestselling authors Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne, featuring four-color illustrations (with hidden details!) by Wilson Williams, Jr., will help children learn the importance of love.
Based on Gary's highly successful The 5 Love Languages®, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells an entertaining and playful story of five children who each, with the help of Mr. Chapman and the unique pets at his special emporium, discover their own personal love language.
Children and parents alike will experience firsthand the power of the love languages as they cuddle up and spend precious time together reading this book over and over again.The cast of child characters in this whimsical story include:
- Peyton, one of the birthday celebrants, loves to help others, and appreciates it when others do little things for him.
- Penny, Peyton's twin sister, who receives love best when others spend quality time with her.
- Jayla, one of Penny's close friends, is always saying nice things about people. Her love language is words of affirmation.
- Kevin, one of Peyton's close friends, enjoys giving things to people.
- Sofia loves to pet the animals, and to show her love for others with special hugs.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 7 Years|
About the Author
GARY CHAPMAN--author, speaker, counselor--has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the #1 bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.
RICK OSBORNE is a bestselling, award-winning author of both parenting and children¿s books. One of Rick¿s main goals is to create resources that help families develop loving relationships and peaceful, happy homes. Among the many children¿s books he¿s written and coauthored are, 'The Legend of the Christmas Tree,¿ 'The Legend of the Christmas Stocking,¿ and the '101 Questions Kids Ask About God¿ series. These have sold millions of copies and have been translated into many languages. Rick has coauthored books with Dr. John Trent, Josh McDowell, Larry Burkett, and Dr. Gary Chapman. He helped write and produce the booklet 'The Most Important Story Ever Told¿ which has had over 50 million copies distributed around the world. Find out more by visiting www.rick-osborne.com.
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A Perfect Pet for PeytonA 5 Love Languages Discovery Book
By Gary D. Chapman Rick Osborne
Moody PublishersCopyright © 2012 Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne
All right reserved.
Chapter One"Get out of bed, sleepyhead! Today is OUR day!"
It was a very, very special day indeed! The twins, Peyton and Penny, knew what they wanted to do and had dropped a lot of hints.
"I hope our hints worked," Penny said excitedly.
Peyton stretched. "Me too, but Mom and Dad have been acting like they haven't heard us at all. Surprises are so hard to wait for." Peyton sniffed the air. "Wow! Mom's pancakes!"
The twins dashed downstairs.
Penny prayed a breakfast prayer and dropped another hint by thanking God for their birthday adventure.
Dad chuckled. "Guess where we're going today."
Peyton felt like he'd burst. "Mr. Chapman's Perfect Pet Pal Emporium?"
Penny added, "Please, please, please?"
Mom smiled and simply said, "Yes."
The kids exploded with excitement. They were going to the most amazing pet store on the planet! It was like a zoo, a museum, a theme park, and a birthday party palace all in one place.
Shortly afterward, Peyton held the door of the family truck open for his mom and sister. Penny climbed in right next to her dad. "Dad, did you hear ALL our hints?"
"Oh, we heard ALL your hints, Dad teased. "You're having a party there ..." (the twins cheered again) "... and getting perfect per pals."
This time Peyton's cheer wasn't so loud. Mr. Chapman matched each customer with the perfect pet. Peyton knew that Penny really wanted a perfect pet pal to spend time with, but he didn't think per matching would work for him. He was just really excited about their party.
Mom grinned. "There's also a surprise you didn't hint about. Your friends' parents are getting them pets as well." "Cool!" Penny said.
Peyton opened the colossal doors. He had always wanted a super pet—like a circus animal or a horse—that could do tricks and helpful things. He didn't want just a regular pet, even if everyone else was getting one.
"You must be Peyton and Penny," Mr. Chapman said. "I hear you're getting perfect pet pals today."
"I'm not so sure," Peyton answered.
Just then a super-cute monkey surprised the twins with bags of jelly beans. Penny squealed.
"Your birthday guests are inside exploring," said Mr. Chapman.
Penny and Peyton were already moving.
The twins scanned the map. Penny really wanted to visit the Petting Zoo and the Sea area with its aquarium tunnels. Peyton was curious about all the birds. He also didn't want to miss the Reptile area; it had life-size models of dinosaurs that moved.
"Where do you want to start, sis? It's ginormous!"
"Let's hang out together and take turns choosing," Penny answered.
As they set off to explore, they heard an incredible symphony of animal sounds that seemed to be calling them on.
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