Gus Loses His Grip Book Review

Book Review Gus Loses His Grip. Christian children nonfiction book. Editor David Powlison. Christian Children’s Book Reviewer Shirley Alarie.
Gus, a raccoon who loves all things sweet, learns what happens when you want something too much. After Gus gets caught taking candy from the store, Papa reminds him that temptation might be strong for us, but it s not too strong for Jesus. Both Gus and Papa can ask Jesus for help when they want something too much. The last page contains information for parents on how God, in his Word, helps us turn…

Helping children keep perspective on the important things in life.

Gus the raccoon loves everything sweet. But instead of being satisfied when he gets a sweet treat, he keeps wanting more and more. Even when his family reads the Easter story from the Great Book, Gus is distracted by the sweets he craves. Gus has lost his grip on what’s really important in life.

With the help of his family, Gus is able to trade his sweet tooth for something even sweeter – an appreciation of the sweet things he has in life.

Bible verses are used within this cute story and feel a little forced at times, but are still effective. Adorable characters and vivid illustrations enhance the experience. Helpful tips for a child who’s stuck in the “I Wantsies” is included at the end of the book.

Overall, a great Christian children’s story with a pertinent message for today’s youth. Gus Loses His Grip is part of the Good News for Little Hearts Series.

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I chose to read an ARC from New Growth Press. This review is my honest opinion.


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