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!)
Review by Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten
Intentional Conscious Parenting
Apollo the Misguided Missile radiates a very potent and timely message. This book is for children ages 3 to 7.
In this day an age when bullying is part of our society, almost every child is some how touched by it.
This children's book is a great tool to add to your parenting toolbox to teach your child about non-violent communication, problem solving, conflict resolution, being able to use their voice and how to speak up for themselves. Vital skills all children need to learn and witness being demonstrated. What better way for them to absorb the information than through a book!?
This book perfectly demonstrates there's a time and place to listen to children. Take time to listen and feel. Sometimes it's the child that has the answers you are seeking.
To carry on the conversations about how your child feels about the story, there are 12 follow up questions to be utilized in the back of the book.