Spiritually Aware Parenting
Perhaps a child’s book about missiles and bullying is almost too relevant for our world of today, as it seems to represent concepts that perhaps, even our own governments fail to understand.
In his book, Apollo, the Misguided Missile, George Wilkins combines a number of different, important themes, in a fun, light and lyrical rhyming picture book.
The book is a joy to read aloud and, within the simple story of nasty boars who wish to take over a peaceful town, Wilkins creates the contrast between bullies and peacemakers. The missile, whom everyone may assume is the enemy, is an instrument for the boars attack, and yet turns out to have a mind of its own, and after peaceful discussion and communication finds the strength of character to chart its own path, literally.
Complete with questions in the back of the book to spark discussion, Apollo the misguided missile is a wonderful addition to a home or classroom to open up the topic of bullying and true communication. (Oh, and the illustrations, especially the map at the beginning of the
book brought my son a lot of joy, sparking a wonderful game of stopping the boars!)