This article is in collaboration with Focus on the Family.
Parents are always searching for resources to help instill godly character traits in their children’s hearts and lives. Books are a fantastic way to help children grow in biblical virtues. Otter B Free from Focus on the Family is an adorable tale of little animals preparing for big races on Fourth of July. As the story unfolds, Otter B’s father explains true freedom in God’s eyes, and his son understands and applies the character trait of true freedom.
This sturdy hardcover is a delightful read-aloud for families who enjoy well-written, beautifully illustrated picture books. Otter B Free introduces children to Otter B, a young otter, and his friends Tabitha Tortoise, Rosco Racoon, Franklin Frog, and Felicia Fox in the bright, cheerful pages. These little forest friends encounter similar joys and struggles as Christian children experience.
Meet Otter B and His Friends
Many readers will relate to Otter B’s frustration that his friend Felicia is good at everything. He doesn’t think he can win any of the races, but hope brightens when Felicia ends up on crutches.
In the story, Otter B’s father has sound advice for his son. He cultivates the character trait of true freedom in Christ in the young otter’s heart, relating it to the upcoming Independence Day celebration. The father-son relationship is healthy and loving – something Christian parents look for in books and movies.
The happy conclusion will delight readers of all ages while teaching a subtle character trait lesson that parents will appreciate.
Use Otter B to Teach Character Traits
Otter B Free is a perfect bedtime read before tucking children into bed or a terrific addition to a homeschool family’s morning basket. Parents can read the story after a Bible study on freedom in Christ or during family devotions. Homeschool Moms may also want to include Otter B Free in a unit study on woodland animals, Fourth of July, or sports races.
The ten books in the Otter B series focus on virtuous character traits like joy, hope, honesty, taking turns, kindness, courage, and thankfulness. This series is a helpful addition to family Bible study and child training.
Learn More about Focus on the Family
Learn More About Focus on the Family & Tyndale Publishing
Focus on the Family has been ministering to Christian families since 1976. They produce a variety of resources for the Christian family, including the popular Adventure in Odyssey audios and Imagination series books.
In addition to publishing Focus on the Family, Tyndale Publishing has an array of inspirational Christian authors and resources.
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Be sure to read the Homeschool Review Crew members’ reviews of Otter B Free.
Special thanks to Meredith C @Powerline Productions Brings Homeschool Joy for writing this introduction article.
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