Charlie is a shy kid who hides behind the cleanup sink at school. However, after his teacher asks him to be her helper, he springs into action when the fire coral stings his friend Bernie. Charlie goes to bed a little bit early because he wants to make sure he gets a goodnight’s sleep. He wants to be a good helper for Miss Stella. He had decided that it was way more fun to be a helper than to hide behind a sink! Before he falls asleep, Charlie prays, “Dear Jesus, thank you for my great first day of school, and thank you for my mommy and daddy, all my new friends and for Miss Stella. Help me to always help others. Amen.” Charlie learns he can overcome his shyness and be a servant like Jesus.
Award-Winning Children’s Author, Speaker, Adjunct Professor Lee Ann Mancini was born in Cleveland, Ohio and grew up in Aurora, Ohio. She graduated from Aurora High in 1976 and moved to Florida in 1978.
Lee Ann is currently an adjunct professor at South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. She is also an award-winning, Christian children’s author.
Lee Ann is married and has two children. She loves to read, jog, and teach the Word of God.
A new school filled with new friends is a little daunting for all children, but timid little Charlie the Crab is especially fearful on his first day at Fish-Care Cove School. But with the help of an understanding teacher and reliance on Jesus, Charlie has a great first day helping others. The theme of helping others is clearly expressed in the colorfully illustrated children’s book, A Servant Like Jesus, by Lee Ann Mancini. With cute and unusual sea creature characters, kids will be immediately engaged in this story that shows that Jesus is always as close as a prayer and that helping others leads to blessings to the helper as well as those who receive help. Easy to understand, this book is a good addition to your family’s library and a great way to teach what how Jesus wants us to live. I can see this book being especially helpful in times of change, such as a new school or new home. A Servant Like Jesus is definitely a recommended read for the younger set (and their parents!).
Audience: children ages 4-8.
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(Thanks to the author and Book Crash for a complimentary copy. All opinion expressed are mine alone.)