Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne help children learn about the importance of love in this wonderfully imaginative and classically illustrated children’s hardcover book featuring four-color illustrations (with hidden details!) by Wilson Williams, Jr., and based on Gary’s bestselling The 5 Love Languages. Each child in this entertaining and playful story learns that they have a primary love language that when "spoken" by others, makes them feel loved. As the five children in the story interact with Mr. Chapman and the unique animals at his special zoo/museum/theme park/birthday party palace, they come to understand their own love language! Readers, especially children ages 5–8, are sure to recognize their own love language as the story develops, and at the end of the book is a fun quiz that will help parents and children identify their own love language.
The cast of child characters in this whimsical story include:
• Penny, Peyton's twin sister, who receives love best when others spend quality time with her. Mr. Chapman introduces Penny to Horace, a Ragdoll Cat who just wants to be with Penny. • Jayla, one of Penny's close friends, is always saying nice things about people. Her love language is words of affirmation. Jayla's perfect pet pal is Pamela, an African Grey Parrot, who repeats the nice things Jayla says about others. • Kevin, one of Peyton's close friends, enjoys giving things to people. So does his special pet Chipo, a Capuchin Monkey! • Sofia loves to pet the animals, and to show her love for others with special hugs. Physical touch is Sofia's love language. Snuggles
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About the Author
RICK OSBORNE is a bestselling, award-winning author of both parenting and children¿s books. One of Rick¿s main goals is to create resources that help families develop loving relationships and peaceful, happy homes. Among the many children¿s books he¿s written and coauthored are, 'The Legend of the Christmas Tree,¿ 'The Legend of the Christmas Stocking,¿ and the '101 Questions Kids Ask About God¿ series. These have sold millions of copies and have been translated into many languages. Rick has coauthored books with Dr. John Trent, Josh McDowell, Larry Burkett, and Dr. Gary Chapman. He helped write and produce the booklet 'The Most Important Story Ever Told¿ which has had over 50 million copies distributed around the world. Find out more by visiting www.rick-osborne.com.
RICK OSBORNE is a bestselling, award-winning author of both parenting and children's books. One of Rick's main goals is to create resources that help families develop loving relationships and peaceful, happy homes. Among the many children's books he's written and coauthored are, 'The Legend of the Christmas Tree,' 'The Legend of the Christmas Stocking,' and the '101 Questions Kids Ask About God' series. These have sold millions of copies and have been translated into many languages. Rick has coauthored books with Dr. John Trent, Josh McDowell, Larry Burkett, and Dr. Gary Chapman. He helped write and produce the booklet 'The Most Important Story Ever Told' which has had over 50 million copies distributed around the world. Find out more by visiting www.rick-osborne.com.
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A Perfect Pet for PeytonA 5 Love Languages Discovery Book
By Gary D. Chapman Rick Osborne
Moody PublishersCopyright © 2012 Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne
All right reserved.
Chapter One"Get out of bed, sleepyhead! Today is OUR day!"
It was a very, very special day indeed! The twins, Peyton and Penny, knew what they wanted to do and had dropped a lot of hints.
"I hope our hints worked," Penny said excitedly.
Peyton stretched. "Me too, but Mom and Dad have been acting like they haven't heard us at all. Surprises are so hard to wait for." Peyton sniffed the air. "Wow! Mom's pancakes!"
The twins dashed downstairs.
Penny prayed a breakfast prayer and dropped another hint by thanking God for their birthday adventure.
Dad chuckled. "Guess where we're going today."
Peyton felt like he'd burst. "Mr. Chapman's Perfect Pet Pal Emporium?"
Penny added, "Please, please, please?"
Mom smiled and simply said, "Yes."
The kids exploded with excitement. They were going to the most amazing pet store on the planet! It was like a zoo, a museum, a theme park, and a birthday party palace all in one place.
Shortly afterward, Peyton held the door of the family truck open for his mom and sister. Penny climbed in right next to her dad. "Dad, did you hear ALL our hints?"
"Oh, we heard ALL your hints, Dad teased. "You're having a party there ..." (the twins cheered again) "... and getting perfect per pals."
This time Peyton's cheer wasn't so loud. Mr. Chapman matched each customer with the perfect pet. Peyton knew that Penny really wanted a perfect pet pal to spend time with, but he didn't think per matching would work for him. He was just really excited about their party.
Mom grinned. "There's also a surprise you didn't hint about. Your friends' parents are getting them pets as well." "Cool!" Penny said.
Peyton opened the colossal doors. He had always wanted a super pet—like a circus animal or a horse—that could do tricks and helpful things. He didn't want just a regular pet, even if everyone else was getting one.
"You must be Peyton and Penny," Mr. Chapman said. "I hear you're getting perfect pet pals today."
"I'm not so sure," Peyton answered.
Just then a super-cute monkey surprised the twins with bags of jelly beans. Penny squealed.
"Your birthday guests are inside exploring," said Mr. Chapman.
Penny and Peyton were already moving.
The twins scanned the map. Penny really wanted to visit the Petting Zoo and the Sea area with its aquarium tunnels. Peyton was curious about all the birds. He also didn't want to miss the Reptile area; it had life-size models of dinosaurs that moved.
"Where do you want to start, sis? It's ginormous!"
"Let's hang out together and take turns choosing," Penny answered.
As they set off to explore, they heard an incredible symphony of animal sounds that seemed to be calling them on.
Excerpted from A Perfect Pet for Peyton by Gary D. Chapman Rick Osborne Copyright © 2012 by Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne. Excerpted by permission of Moody Publishers. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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