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Book Review: "Win or Lose I Love You" by Lysa Terkeurst

Book Description

Win or lose, one thing that’s true . . . No matter what, I love you!

Competition can bring out the worst in us, but it can also be an opportunity to learn impactful life lessons. That’s why it’s so important for kids to understand how to handle winning and losing!

Join Lulu and Max as they help Bear-Bear, Goosey, Coyote and the rest of their animal friends in the Field Day contests determine who will be the leader of Lulu’s forest.

But as the animals soon find out, not everyone can win. Sore losers, unkind winners, flaring tempers, and a few tears are taking the fun straight out of Field Day!

Just like Lulu and Max help the animals navigate the ups and downs of the day, with Win or Lose, I Love You parents will be equipped to help children:
Replace the selfish characteristics of competition with an understanding of how to treat others fairly
Overcome the tendency to display poor sportsmanship by using Biblical truths to develop a Christ-like attitude
Reject the labels of winning and losing and embrace that they are loved no matter how they perform.
Win or Lose, I Love You will show your child that, no matter what, their value is tied to who they are, not how they play!

My Review:

As a special education teacher I really appreciated this book!   There are so many times when this book should be read and reread in my classroom.   I know it is hard for many people young and old to lose and to lose with grace and a good sportsmanship attitude.   We all need a reminder to treat others the way we want to be treated.   My favorite thing in this story comes at the end with several scripture references.   They included Colossians 3:23, Luke 6:31, Proberbs 24:17, Romans 12:10, 2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 Peter 4:8, Phillipians 2:3-4, James 4:6, 2 Corinthians 12:9, and Galatians 6:9.   

The actual story is very fun and I think kids can relate to it very well.   The animals are having a field day and most schools have some sort of event similar to this with events.   The animals all want to do well just like we do when we are in a competition but sometimes we don't win and this book shows us the ugly side of losing.   I think this book makes it very clear that this behavior is not good while shows some positive choices by other animals.   

This book is a feel good book with a social skill that we all need to be reminded of often!   I definatley think it is a book worth having and pulling out when a big event comes up or times when we struggle with being a good sport!  

The pictures are fun as well as you can imagine pictures with wild animals doing events outside can get fun and silly!  


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