The Sun and The Moon, The Birds and The Frogs, The Raindrop
Genre: Children, spiritual
(Summaries are from Goodreads)
The Sun and The Moon
The Sun and the Moon walk out on their responsibilities one day and they argue like humans. This action causes unseen harm to the Earth and all inhabitants. Eventually the Sun and the Moon remember some deep hidden truths that allow them to once again share their gifts. This entertaining story reveals the unseen effects of fear and anger on others. It encourages children and adults to take a closer look at their behavior in each new day.
The Birds and The Frogs
“I’m smarter than you, because you’re just a frog, why in the hierarchy of animals, you re really a clog!” “I’m sorry,” the frogs said in reply, “I’m sure I d be smarter if I could only fly.” This conversation was the same in each new day and after a time, all the frogs believed that they didn’t belong. It was not until a young group of tadpoles teach the birds and frogs a higher truth, that they are able to change their false beliefs, and learn to honor and respect one another.
In this story, The Raindrop experiences many emotions as it travels from feelings of uselessness to the discovery of its importance and Interdependence of all things big and small.
These stories were very cute, the illustrations were wonderful, and parts of them had great messages for kids about bullying, being on earth for a reason, and responsibility. However the philosophy behind them is all wrong. The philosophy consists of “oneness with everything” and “made of the same energy” and “we are Divine presence,” and “we are truth” and “Makes no difference the religion”. It is a worldly viewpoint, and I do not come from that viewpoint.
Again, there some great messages in these books, but I personally won’t be sharing them with the children in my life because of the strength of the new-age views that shine through.