Review: Scarlett's Spectacles by Janet Surette

Scarlett's Spectacles by Janet Surette
Stephanie's Rating: 5 out of 5 bookmarks

Looking for another way to emphasis to your children that their outlook on life produces a specific end? Look no further than "Scarlett's Spectacles: a cheerful choice for a happy heart" written by Janet Surette and illustrated by Shane Crampton.

This book is great! The pages are thick cardboard that would be next to impossible to destroy (minus spilled juice), the illustrations are fun and engaging, and the words are written lyrically so the story flows without interruption. It is very easy for a child to notice the grumpy expression and sour attitude that Scarlett portrays, but it isn't an attitude that receives any glory. Only once the attitude changes and the face brightens do you really want to get to know Scarlett and enjoy her day with her! The message is there and very powerful, but not in an overt and preachy way.

This book takes us through the days and disappointments of a little girl who is determined to be upset, until the day her epiphany comes, and she realizes her mom is right! Life can be full of joy when we have a happy heart. This is a book to read again and again until the message becomes part of the fiber of a family. And parents, you won't mind reading it multiple times! Oh, hallelujah!

Sample Page

I would recommend this book for children ages 2 - 7 for boys, had 2 - 10 for girls. Since it is a book about a girl, I'm not sure older boys would really enjoy it.

Get started young with character training! Read Scarlett's Spectacles to your tots and children, and see what good will come.

Stephanie Garrett is a busy homeschooling mom of three who somehow always finds time to read. She has been a voracious reader since childhood and even won a bicycle in elementary school for having read the most books! She enjoys learning and growing and never turns down an opportunity to try something new. Her first love is the Lord and service to Him, second is family, and reading. She believes that anyone who learns to read with comprehension can go anywhere and do anything! She also enjoys music, theatre, sewing, and mathematics.

Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a free copy of this book for promotional purposes. A favorable review was not required. This post contains affiliate links.


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