The Red Ball: A Story of Friendship and Forgiveness (Paperback)

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The Red Ball: A Story of Friendship and Forgiveness (Paperback)

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Do you want to teach your child to be someone who shares love and kindness with others?


Healey E. Ikerd, a Licensed Counselor and lover of Jesus, teaches through the story of The Red Ball that our decisions can help us be the person that God has called us to be.


The story highlights the adventure of a young girl named Renate (Ra-Nah-Tah) who experiences betrayal by a friend and through that betrayal learns about navigating through anger and choosing forgiveness instead. Renate's decision to love her friend proves also to have a profound effect on others around her.


Children will see that what God asks of them is also what helps them to be exactly the kind of person they want to be anyway


Readers will not only relate to Renate's many emotions but also adore her sweet spirit of loving others and loving God.


The Red Ball is an endearing picture book for readers, ages 6 to 10. It was inspired by a story of a real-life Renate who grew up in East Germany in the 1940's.


This picture book makes an excellent:
  1. Read aloud story time to help children understand that the choices we make are important. They affect our lives and affect others also.


  1. Bedtime story for teaching gratitude, responsibility, love, kindness, and forgiveness.


  1. Educational story for counselors, teachers, and parents to introduce valuable concepts of forgiveness, kindness, gratitude, friendship, and emotions.


  1. Entertaining story that will make a thoughtful gift for young readers for Easter, Christmas, and Birthdays


Don't Forget the Companion Activity Book

With 30 activities, it is perfect for reinforcing the concepts learned in the book with sections focused on story comprehension, managing emotions, and learning forgiveness and the fruit of the spirit.






Product Details ISBN: 9781646458011
ISBN-10: 164645801X
Publisher: Elbe Press
Publication Date: February 27th, 2024
Pages: 34
Language: English