Eric Says Sorry is a book about a little boy – Eric – who learns about God’s grace and how saying sorry can go a long way to resolve a situation and make you feel a whole lot better.
The book is a good sized paperback written by Dai Hankey and beautifully illustrated by Xavier Bonet. Dai Hankey is a Welsh (the best obviously) rapper and pastor who also happens to be fab at writing children’s stories.
The book starts with Eric playing football in his garden, hitting a really good shot and consequently breaking his neighbours plant pot. He tries to fix the pot with superglue but the wind breaks it again. The tale then goes on to show Eric trying to get out of it by blaming his sister when his Mum sees what’s happened. Then when his Dad pops up he tries to make it sound as though it’s not as bad as something his sister – Lillie- had done in the past to deflect blame.
Eric’s Dad encourages him to confess all in a bid to get the situation sorted out, which he does. Eric’s Dad gives him a hug then comes up with a way they can resolve the mishap by taking Eric to the shops to buy some replacement flowers and telling Eric all about grace which he explains as an “undeserved kindness when we’ve been bad”.
Eric then goes to see his neighbour – Percy – to say how sorry he is and ask for forgiveness whilst giving Percy the new pot that he’d bought with his Dad. Percy can see that he is genuinely sorry and takes the replacement pot with thanks. Eric then sees how loved he is.
Both my children (7&4) liked this book but particularly my daughter as she loved the rhyming, I won’t say rap as I’m rubbish at it but it does make it quite sing songy and lovely for the kids bedtime story and well as having the of grace message running through it.
If you want to see how it’s done properly here’s Dai Hankey reading it!
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*We were sent the book free for the purpose of this review however all opinions are honest and my own*