Growing up, I used to believe that pennies one found on the ground came from Heaven. I’ve instilled my love of finding things that have spiritual significance in my kids. I love when we find little things along our path that inspire us with a nudge of love from above—like feathers. In fact—not too long ago—we a had jar filled with feathers.
When my eye caught a glimpse of the little girl holding the penny on the cover of Oh, The Places You’ve Been—I felt I had come across something very special.
The story is about a little girl who finds a penny and listens to its whispers. She discovers and learns all the adventures the penny has been on.
Oh, The Places You’ve Been was written by Ben Everard and Mary Everard—a husband and wife team. The young protagonist in the book was inspired by their daughter.
“From city sidewalks to snowy mountaintops, fields full of fireflies and all the way to the Moon, a young girl learns this little coin has traveled far and wide to end up in her pocket. But how can something so small have traveled so far? This playful rhyming tribute to Dr. Seuss explores how even small, long-forgotten things have amazing stories to tell.”
My six year old son enjoyed finding the penny through the illustrations on each page. I loved how the authors incorporated some historical fiction by aligning the penny with Neil Armstrong in the the moon landing of 1969.
My son immediately wanted to go find pennies outside after reading the story. This was a great teaching opportunity to remind him that blessings come in small things that are often overlooked and hidden. Which also stirred my soul to scripture that speaks of something little, but so very important.
And He said to them, “Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.
For all my fellow Instagram users—I’m hosting a giveaway on there and gifting a copy of this wonderful book.
So head on over to Insta for the official details and rules. 😉