Last year I had the chance to read Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Got Married by Gary Chapman, author of the bestselling The 5 Love Languages books. As I loved the book, I was eager to review the newest addition to The 5 Love Languages series, a book especially for your kids, A Perfect Pet for Peyton.

From the publishers:

This wonderfully imaginative children’s hardcover book by bestselling authors Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne, featuring four-color illustrations (with hidden details!) by Wilson Williams, Jr., will help children learn the importance of love. Based on Gary’s highly successful The 5 Love Languages®, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells an entertaining and playful story of five children who each, with the help of Mr. Chapman and the unique pets at his special emporium, discover their own personal love language. Children and parents alike will experience firsthand the power of the love languages as they cuddle up and spend precious time together reading this book over and over again.

The children (ages 8, 6, and 2) cuddled up with this book as soon as it arrived. The kids were happy to sit quietly to look for the hidden details on each page (which was a relief, as we were getting antsy after weeks of illness but weren’t really well enough to get out there in the real world, yet. Anything to occupy their time was a plus). However, the special part was that the kids really did get the 5 Love Languages after reading this book and we had a lovely discussion on how different people feel love differently. Liam (8) was quick to tell me that his Love Language was quality time and Morgaine (6) said that her love language was probably gifts. These are absolutely the languages that I would have chosen for them so the really did get it!

To find out more about A Perfect Pet for Peyton, The 5 Love Languages for Children, and Gary Chapman, be sure to visit the following links:

The 5 Love Languages:

We really enjoyed this story and I look for to telling you more about The 5 Love Languages for Children next week so I hope that you will be back to find out more.

Until then, I am THRILLED to be able to offer a copy of A Perfect Pet for Peyton to one lucky reader. For your chance to win leave a comment and let me know what you think your perfect pet would be!

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