Saturday, March 7, 2009

Review-Max Lucado's Hermie and Friends


It's time for another Thomas Nelson Publishers book review.  Except this week I am writing a review on a children's DVD.

My boys just finished watching Skeeter and the Mystery of the Lost Mosquito Treasure by Max Lucado for the third time. I think I can safely say they enjoyed it.  This edition of  Hermie & Friends is about being unique and how God has created us just the way he wants us.  The lesson is based on Psalm 139:13-14.

For you created my inmost being you knit me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.

What a great lesson for my children! Especially for my dyslexic son.  There have been many times when he has asked me, with tears in his eyes, why he has to have dyslexia.  In the video Skeeter is wondering why his sting is crooked and why God would make him that way.  Skeeter just figures it is a design flaw.  God answers Skeeter's wondering's by saying, "I don't make mistakes.  It doesn't matter what others think of you.  It matters what I think of you, and I think your just right."  I was thrilled to apply that to my son's situation and it was a great reminder to him that God made Him the way he is for a reason.

Here are a few thoughts my boys had on the video:

"I really liked this DVD because the mosquito brothers in this video each found out that God made them special and unique." 7-year-old

"I liked this video because they each learned that God loved them because He made them.  And He made them they way He wanted."  10-year-old

This was a good video.  I was grateful for the lesson it taught and my younger children enjoyed it. 


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  2. Aww, thanks for the recommendation! I will check if Netflix has it. It'd be a good message since my youngest son is deaf, and God definitely doesn't make mistakes (Exodus 4:11) :)

  3. Thanks for sharing. I am always looking for DVDs for Pebbles. Is this one way out of her age range?

  4. Ghotit ( super spell checker assistive technology was developed by people that have dyslexia and who are coping with their dyslexia every day

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