Monday, July 23, 2012

Don't Hug a Grudge

Don't Hug a Grudge is a book by Donna Perugini that is just as useful for adults as it is for children. Grudges are destructive, and if they are coddled and clung to, they just get bigger and harder to get rid of.

This book shows the nature of grudges, and how they negatively affect those who stubbornly cling to them:

"Grudges must have angry, hateful thoughts to make them grow ..."

The author shows how grudges turn to resentment, and that resentment is sin against God (Ephesians 4:26,27). Resentment turns into bitterness, and bitterness is even bigger and uglier than its predecessors.

What I Like: I like that this book shows the seriousness of holding a grudge, and how destructive it can become. The message in this book is simply but clearly stated, and the illustrations add to the understanding of this message. Scripture is thoughtfully used throughout the book. I also like that the book is written in both English and Spanish.

What I Dislike: There isn't anything I particularly dislike about the book although my three year old was a little frightened by the depiction of the grudge. I personally feel that the picture makes the message more powerful, and my five year old was able to grasp that.

Overall Rating: Very good

Age Appeal: 4-7

Publisher Info: Donna Perugini Books, 1987; ISBN: 0881442178 ; Paperback, 32 pages, $9.99.

Buy it at for $4.99.

Special Info: We have reviewed other books by this author. Also, enjoy the author's blog, where you can download coloring pages of the characters in her books.

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Donna Perugini said...

Thank you, Beverly, for reviewing my book. I appreciate your classification of 'Very Good'.

And thanks for pointing people to the free coloring pages of the book characters.

Beverly said...

You are very welcome, Donna! This book was a blessing.