"Ima Pea" by Cathy Easter Breland
As with Miss Breland's other book, "Choices", I read "Ima Pea" to my boys (3 & 7 years old). This book is longer than "Choices", so I broke the readings up into multiple sessions, so my boys would pay attention (and understand the valuable lessons taught). The main character is Ima Pea who is sad because she was born a pea. Ima tries different ways to become another vegetable but, in the end, is content that God made her a pea. Throughout the book God's love and sovereignty are stressed through the truth that He has an individual plan for each of us. The end of the book contains a section with puzzles, reviews of the story and truths that were taught (with scripture in red). At the very end of the book are the steps to salvation (Admit, Believe, Confess) with definitions of each along with scripture. This is a great story and it would make a useful unit study for contentment, God's plan, empathy for others,etc. This is not a book to rush through but rather, spend time and develop all the treasures it contains!