Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Perfect Pet For Peyton by Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne

A book review of A Perfect Pet For Peyton by Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne (Moody Publishers) by papertapepins

by Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne

This wonderfully imaginative children's hardcover book by bestselling authors Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne, featuring four-color illustrations (with hidden details!) by Wilson Williams, Jr., will help children learn the importance of love. Based on Gary's highly successful The 5 Love Languages®, A Perfect Pet for Peyton tells an entertaining and playful story of five children who each, with the help of Mr. Chapman and the unique pets at his special emporium, discover their own personal love language. Children and parents alike will experience firsthand the power of the love languages as they cuddle up and spend precious time together reading this book over and over again.

The cast of child characters in this whimsical story include: 
  • Peyton, one of the birthday celebrants, loves to help others, and appreciates it when others do little things for him.
  • Penny, Peyton's twin sister, who receives love best when others spend quality time with her.
  • Jayla, one of Penny's close friends, is always saying nice things about people. Her love language is words of affirmation.
  • Kevin, one of Peyton's close friends, enjoys giving things to people.
  • Sofia loves to pet the animals, and to show her love for others with special hugs.

This is a wonderful story with beautiful illustrations and it also gets it's message across clearly. My kids love this book, even the 9 year old listened intently and got into it. Every page has a bug to find which helps to keep little ones engaged.

In the story the kids go to a birthday party at a Pet Emporium that also doubles as a theme park. Pretty cool. They will each leave with a perfect pet pal that Mr. Chapman pairs them with. They are based on the 5 love languages and how each child likes to show, and be shown, love. There's a 5 love languages quiz at the end to discuss with your children and help you figure out what their individual love languages are. I found the book and quiz very helpful in determining what my children's love languages might be.

If you are interested in more information there is an online quiz to do for yourself or your child at as well as information on each of the love languages.

Another bonus with the book is the free ios app! Sweet, gotta love that, right?  My favourite game is the one where you go through your house with your device looking for pets that show up on screen.

A book review of A Perfect Pet For Peyton by Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne (Moody Publishers) by papertapepins

This is a fantastic book and a great resource for learning more about your kids!

I received this book from Moody Publishers for the purpose of an honest review. My opinion is my own. Thank you Moody Publishers!


About Dr. Gary Chapman
GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellingThe 5 Love Languages. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. For more information visit his website at

About Mr. & Mrs. Rick Osborne
RICK OSBORNE is a bestselling, award-winning author of both parenting and children's books. One of Rick's main goals is to create resources that help families develop loving relationships and peaceful, happy homes. Among the many children's books he's written and coauthored are, 'The Legend of the Christmas Tree,' 'The Legend of the Christmas Stocking,' and the '101 Questions Kids Ask About God' series. These have sold millions of copies and have been translated into many languages. Rick has coauthored books with Dr. John Trent, Josh McDowell, Larry Burkett, and Dr. Gary Chapman. He helped write and produce the booklet 'The Most Important Story Ever Told' which has had over 50 million copies distributed around the world. Find out more by visiting

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