Curious about what your child’s love language might be? Take them on a trip to Mr. Chapman’s “Perfect Pet Pal Emporium” by reading A Perfect Pet for Peyton.
The story takes twins Penny and Peyton, along with three of their friends, on a birthday adventure to a very special pet store, where Mr. Chapman (aka Gary Chapman) matches each customer with the perfect pet pal that speaks their love language. As the five friends enjoy the rides, the petting zoo, and the pizza party, each one’s love language becomes apparent.
Kevin was more excited about the birthday gifts than the recipients Penny and Peyton were. His perfect pet pal is a monkey who likes to give gifts.
Jayla spent the day using her words to compliment and encourage everyone at the party. Her perfect pet pal is a Parrot who repeats words of affirmation.
Sofia gave everyone hugs of greeting when she arrived, and put her hand on Peyton’s shoulder to cheer him up. Sofia was matched with a perfect pet pal bunny who would give her lots of physical touch.
Penny had been the one most excited about spending time with her friends at her party. She was delighted to receive the perfect pet pal of a cat who would spend quality time with her.
Peyton had spent the entire day serving others, doing everything from holding doors to serving the pizza and cleaning up. Even though Peyton doubted that there was a perfect pet for him, everyone pointed out that the helpful dog was just the one to join Peyton in his acts of service.
“We all need to love people in every way. However, God made us each special and we all love a little differently.”
The hardback book appeals to all ages, with bright pictures and fun activities. It’s a bit long to read in just one sitting to children under four. But little ones who need something to do can busy themselves finding the insect that’s hidden on each page. And at the back of the book you’ll find a quiz with a short list of questions pertaining to each love language, to help children identify their own love languages and those of others.
A Perfect Pet for Peyton creates a great opportunity for conversations about how we like receiving love, and how we could love others better. It’s a favorite with our kids — already a title we revisit often.
Giveaway (closed): Moody Publishers is giving away three copies of A Perfect Pet for Peyton just for you! Comment and tell us what you think your child or sibling’s love language might be! Congratulations to the winners, chosen by Random.org: Erin, Lois, and Deanna.