Webster’s 4th grade class is participating in the school Field Day and Webster is worried — he’s not good at any of the events! This will be the worst day of his life! He prays for a flood, an earthquake, a snow storm or ANYTHING that will save him from the embarrassment of failing in front of everyone.
Of course, we find that Webster is good at something very important, leading and encouraging others. He serves water, makes helpful suggestions, picks the winning relay race team and notices a math error that allows his class to win Field Day. His teacher and classmates praise him for having an important part in their victory.
This engaging tale for grade school children is inspired by the movie, Overcomer. It makes the point that we are all “fearfully and wonderfully made.”(Psalm 139:14) through a story line that children will understand and relate to. Team work and encouragement are highlighted. The Parent Connection page at the end contains a Bible verse, explanation and thought questions for further discussion. The illustrations by Daniel Fernandez are excellent.
VERDICT: 5 stars
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