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Stories and Adventures With Christian Themes in Charming Chapter Book for Young Readers

Updated on May 31, 2020
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Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.

Stories and Adventures in Charming Chapter Book With Lessons Based on Faith

Fun adventures with Tood and Taboon with some lessons in faith for young readers
Fun adventures with Tood and Taboon with some lessons in faith for young readers | Source

Adventures, Lessons in Faith, and Fun Characters

The Misadventures of Tood and Taboon: The Good, the Bad, & the Mischievous! by Christian authors Natasha Tabon and Angela Wood is a collection of three short stories in a chapter book for young readers. Faith lessons are introduced and their stories offer parents the opportunity to open a conversation with children about the part that faith plays in life. What better time to introduce faith into families in this unprecedented time that we are living in?

Three short stories are contained in this chapter book. "Our Parents are Coming to Visit" is an adventure of a family meal going awry when Tood and Taboon plan to have their parents over for a family meal to share. Taboon prepared a variety of delicious dishes and waited for both sets of parents to arrive for dinner. A sneaky and stinky skunk had other ideas when he sneaked into the kitchen and took all of the food for himself. What a smell he left behind! What were they going to eat? Tood and Taboon learn the lesson that a meal for sharing with family is really about the family time and it doesn't matter about the food. Young readers will enjoy the choice of food that was ordered to share at the end of the story.

"The True Meaning of Christmas" is the second story or chapter. Taboon is a late shopper and goes to find last-minute gifts for her family and friend Tood. She left her wallet at home and had to rush back to get it. She found it in a very surprising place and rushed back to the stores. She was very disappointed to find all of the stores now closed and she had no Christmas gifts to give. She solved her problem with homemade gifts for everyone but was afraid that these gifts would not be good enough. Taboon learned the lesson that gifts from the heart can be better than fancy store-bought gifts.

The third and last chapter teaches that we can have faith that we are protected when we are in danger. "The Scary Blizzard" finds Tood in a situation to save her animal friends from the terrible storm. She could not find Taboon to help and she became worried. She made the decision to pray for safety in the storm and a surprise friend showed up to save everyone from the blizzard.

Tabon and Wood write with simplicity and the presentation of faith runs through all three stories. Each story/chapter concludes with the question of how many times have we been in trouble and God has come through with the answer. They conclude with a short prayer for young readers to use when they have a problem. They also include a Scripture verse.

The Misadventures of Tood and Taboon: The Good, the Bad, & The Mischievous! was published by Xulon Press and is recommended for ages 6-9. It has an ISBN of 978-1-5456-6708-8.


Adorable Characters in Charming Illustrations Depict All of the Adventures

Getting ready for a family dinner
Getting ready for a family dinner | Source
sneaky skunk foils family dinner
sneaky skunk foils family dinner | Source
Lesson learned at Christmas about the true meaning
Lesson learned at Christmas about the true meaning | Source
a scary blizzard and faith
a scary blizzard and faith | Source

Bring Tood and Taboon Into Your Christian-Based Classroom

Teachers who teach in Christian-based schools will want to bring Tood and Taboon into their classrooms for lessons in faith. This chapter book is a great choice for young readers who are ready for chapter books. Teachers can share a chapter story each week to enhance the reading experience. Each story offers a separate opportunity to teach a valuable lesson in faith.

*Read "Our Parents Are Coming to Visit" and plan lessons for enhancing this story. How many students have planned a family dinner for their parents or friends with some kind of disaster that spoiled the dinner plans? How did they learn the lesson that God always works things out if we trust Him?

*Read "The True Meaning of Christmas" as a second chapter for the holidays. Engage students in a discussion of Christmas gifts and the true meaning behind giving gifts. What was learned from this adventure?

*Read "The Scary Blizzard" and engage students in a discussion of scary events and how they can use their faith to stay safe.

© 2020 Cindy Hewitt


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