The Not Even Once Club is an adorable and appealing way to engage children in a story that will help them choose for themselves to keep the commandments and to never break them. Not even once.
Children will meet Tyler, an energetic boy who is excited to make new friends in his Primary class. They have invited Tyler to join their special club, but first he has to pass the test and keep the club promise.
With illustrations from bestselling illustrator Brandon Dorman, The Not Even Once Club is a fun and engaging way for parents to help teach their children the importance of keeping the commandments. Included in the back of the book are additional teaching helps for parents and leaders.
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- Size: 10″ x 9″
- Pages: 32
- Year Published: 2013
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
First of all, I truly enjoy and appreciate the premise behind this book. If we can teach kids from the beginning to say no and not give in to peer pressure concerning harmful and wrong things, we may be able to keep them from wreaking havoc on their precious lives. The emphasis is that it is not all right to participate in these things even once.
What I would have liked to have seen is more of a reason as to why one should not participate in these things. I realize it is but a children’s book, but sometimes teaching a kid to “just say no” is not enough. I suppose that is where the parents come in. I also realize this is an LDS book, but even so, the principles taught can be applied to all children.
The illustrations in this book almost supersede the story! It is well worth yours and your children’s time to check out this book. Perhaps it will spark a very important discussion amongst you. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
About the Authors
Wendy Watson Nelson holds a Ph.D. in family therapy and gerontology. Prior to her marriage to Elder Russell M. Nelson, she was a professor of marriage and family therapy for twenty-five years. Sister Nelson has served as a stake Relief Society president, stake Primary president, and chaired the BYUWomen’s Conference. Currently, she is an institute instructor and visiting teacher. Sister Nelson was born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, to Leonard David and Laura Byrd McLean Watson. For a complete list of Sister Nelson’s books and CDs, visit DeseretBook.com.
Brandon Dorman is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Wizard. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he studied fine art and illustration. He and his wife, Emily, have three children and live in Washington, where he enjoys working as a freelance illustrator. His work has appeared in children’s books and on numerous covers, including Pingo, The Candy Shop War, and the Fablehaven series. See more of Brandon Dorman’s artwork at BrandonDorman.com.Interested in subscribing to all my site's updates? Subscribe below!