Thursday, October 22, 2015

Win or Lose, I Love You! By Lysa TerKeurst Published by Thomas Nelson

My thoughts: This is such an adorable book and the two characters, Lulu and Max, are so typically little boy and little girl. The artist has done a great job of bringing these two alive and so like the boys and girls who will be the readers of this book. The forest animals and scenes are done with a whimsical touch making it even more appealing and delightful.

The intention of the author is to show forth ways that a child can develop an attitude of doing their best throughout life and being able to accept winning or losing with a Christ-like attitude. Being able to accept this will help them to be assured that their life has value - win or lose.

As Lulu and Max visit their forest friends to judge the events, they find that the winners gloat and the losers cry.  This is a good little story that teaches some good lessons.

I especially like the section in the back: 10 Biblical Words of Wisdom Whether You Win or Lose. Example: "Don't rejoice when your enemies fall; don't be happy when they stumble." Proverbs 24:17 and "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." James 4:6

"You may not win, but you must try.
Sometimes you'll lose, but there's no need to cry.
Win or lose, one thing that's true--
No matter what, I love you!"

About the book-from the publisher: Win or lose, one thing that’s true . . . No matter what, I love you!

Competition can bring out the worst in us, but it can also be an opportunity to learn impactful life lessons. That’s why it’s so important for kids to understand how to handle winning and losing!

Join Lulu and Max as they help Bear-Bear, Goosey, Coyote and the rest of their animal friends in the Field Day contests determine who will be the leader of Lulu’s forest.

But as the animals soon find out, not everyone can win. Sore losers, unkind winners, flaring tempers, and a few tears are taking the fun straight out of Field Day!

Just like Lulu and Max help the animals navigate the ups and downs of the day, with Win or Lose, I Love You parents will be equipped to help children:
  • Replace the selfish characteristics of competition with an understanding of how to treat others fairly
  • Overcome the tendency to display poor sportsmanship by using Biblical truths to develop a Christ-like attitude
  • Reject the labels of winning and losing and embrace that they are loved no matter how they perform.
  • Win or Lose, I Love You will show your child that, no matter what, their value is tied to who they are, not how they play!
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary copy by the BookLook Blogger Review program on behalf of the publisher to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own and I was not compensated for this review.


  1. What a cute book! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow! We need this book in our house. This is a daily struggle for several of my littles. Thanks for being a part of Booknificent Thursday this week!


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