Author: Sheila Walsh
Illustrator: Meredith Johnson
Page Count: 32
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: March 2008
Reading Level: Ages 4-8
List Price: $14.99
I wanted to extend my sincerest thanks to Jackie Johnston at Thomas Nelson for the opportunity to review Sheila Walsh’s Will God’s Might Warrior: The Creepy Caves Mystery.
If you have young daughters, chances are you’re familiar with Sheila Walsh’s books about Gigi, God’s Little Princess. While your young boys may willingly listen to these stories and probably even enjoy them, they may find them a bit too girly. If you’re on the lookout for stories that are just as much fun, but geared towards boys, you may want to consider Will God’s Mighty Warrior. The Creepy Caves Mystery is the third book in the Will God’s Mighty Warrior series.
It’s summertime and Will and his trusty sidekick Ralph are spending time with Grandma and Grandpa. They are on the lookout for adventure and are fully prepared to solve any mysteries that might need solving. The day ahead promises sand crabs and swimming at the beach. Grandpa heightens the excitement surrounding their planned visit to the beach by promising to take Will exploring in the creepy caves after lunch. That morning, Will’s curiosity gets the best of him and he can’t help but investigate some mysterious sounds coming from the creepy caves. After going only a short distance into the cave, Will has fallen, is all scraped up, and thinks it may have been a better choice to wait to explore the creepy caves with Grandpa after lunch. Fortunately, Grandpa comes along and saves him. As it turns out those strange noises coming from the cave weren’t from robbers after all. Will and Grandpa make a new friend who promises to tell them all about the bats who live in the creepy caves. The story ends with Will saying his bedtime prayers, thanking God for Grandpa saving him and apologizing for his disobedience. He also asks God to help him see some bats on their return trip to the creepy caves and he hopes that they won’t relieve themselves on his head. The scripture focus for this story is Ephesians 6:1.
Boys ages four to eight are sure to get a kick out of the adventures of Will God’s Mighty Warrior. Readers who enjoy this story will also want to consider:
• Will, God’s Mighty Warrior (Thomas Nelson, 2006)
• God’s Mighty Warrior Devotional Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2007)
• The Mystery of Magillicuddy’s Gold (Thomas Nelson, 2007)
• Goodnight Warrior: God’s Mighty Warrior Bedtime Bible Stories, Devotions, & Prayers (Thomas Nelson, 2008)
Sheila Walsh is a powerful inspirational communicator who lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband, Barry, and her own mighty warrior, Christian. Christian keeps the family safe from the wild beasts of the house: Belle and Tink, two fluffy white dogs. You can learn more about Sheila Walsh’s writing and ministry at www.sheilawalsh.com.
Meredith Johnson likes her job, ‘cause all she does is kids’ stuff. For 23 years, she got to create and shoot toy commercials, not to mention the more than 130 children’s books she illustrated! Meredith and her husband, Larre, have two kids, Casey and Matt, and live in California.
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