{review} The Pirate and the Firefly

I don’t know a single little boy that doesn’t like pirates or swords or being a bit wild at times. Oliver, the ‘Pirate’ in this book, is all boy and he learns a valuable lesson about friendship in this book by Amanda Jenkins and Tara McClary Reeves.


More about The Pirate and The Firefly from the publisher:

Oliver loves pretending to be a pirate, but learns that blindly following others doesn’t leave him with a good feeling inside.

In this Scripture adventure, kids join Oliver as he rights the wrongs done by his so-called Pirate friends.

Though it all, Captain Oliver learns that following God’s way is the true way to wisdom!

The second book in the Firefly Chronicle series brings entire sections of Scripture to life via imaginative, fantastical stories that use a passage from Psalms to help children understand and apply biblical truths to their lives. Each book in the series will depict Oliver wearing a different costume as he imagines and adventures his way through God’s Word with the help of Phineas, the firefly. The series will address the felt needs of children ages 4 to 8 including courage, confidence, friendship and more with biblical truths about God.

IMG_2412Even though this is the second book in the Firefly Chronicle, The Pirate and The Firefly stands on its own. My younger daughters, ages 4 & 7, loved this book. The illustrations are fun and really help expand the story. Phineas the firefly communicates solid Bible truth to Oliver and helps him make the choice to be a Godly boy, even if it means standing on his own.

IMG_2409One part of the story that made me chuckle was Oliver’s questions. “Mom! … ?” ” Mom! …?” The questions just keep coming! But that’s how kids are when they’re trying to figure something out. I loved the illustrations for this part as well.

At the end of the book, there is a great section called Parent Connection. It’s filled with Scripture references, craft ideas and discussion questions. I was very impressed with this, as there is a lot of material here to discuss.

IMG_2413So if you have a little Pirate at home, check out Oliver and his adventures. I know you won’t be disappointed in The Pirate and The Firefly!


{I received a copy of this book from Shelton Interactive in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and no guarantees were made.}

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