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Sometimes when people on earth feel especially joyful and grateful for one of God's creations, they create trophies to thank Him. When the trophies arrive in heaven, it is Rupert's job to organize and manage them. But Rupert becomes so busy with all his responsibilities that he fails to enjoy God's creations or think about the people who sent the trophies. Then, one day Rupert is invited to visit God in His heavenly home and gets quite a surprise. Readers of all ages will enjoy this charming story of learning to be grateful for everything God has made--and discovering that we are His most beloved creations.
About the author: Wally Goddard has worked as a professor of family life for Auburn University and the University of Arkansas. He has written many books and programs on enhancing relationships. This is his first children's book. Wally continues to be amazed by the brilliance of God's creation. Among his favorite creations are his beloved Nancy, their three children and spouses, and fourteen unique and wonderful grandchildren.
I read this to my grandchildren and I gave copies as gifts to my sisters and they enjoyed it too.
I bought several copies thinking I would give them to grandchildren for Christmas. I was not impressed with the story. So they are sitting on the shelf still.
I ordered 5 but ended up not even giving them to my grandchildren. I thought the story was weird. It went way out on a limb that wasn't in line with the beautiful and simple gospel truths. I really saw no redeeming value in the book's message. Every teaching moment we get with our youth, needs to be focussed on nurturing a deep understanding and conversion to the pure doctrine. This book was unsettling to me as an adult. We should use the stories directly from the scriptures to teach Christlike characteristics and values.