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Buster's Ears Trip Him Up

When You Fail

By David Powlison

Hardback. 32 Pages



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Buster was sure he was the fastest bunny in the meadow. But during a race at summer camp, nothing goes as planned and Buster gets tripped up. After his epic fall, his older sister, Ivy, helps him see that failure is an opportunity to grow. As Buster remembers God’s love, he is able to let go of others’ opinions and accept that it is okay to try your best but not always be the best.

Edited by Edward T. Welch, Buster’s Ears Trip Him Up ends with a special section that guides parents in teaching children how the gospel of Jesus Christ comforts and sustains us through failure and turns our focus away from ourselves and toward others. Also included is a tear-out page of Back Pocket Bible Verses that will remind children and adults of God’s love and help for those who get tripped up.


"At dawn, sunbeams trickled down into the burrow, warming the air. Mama and Papa sat sipping their cups of clover tea in the kitchen. Everything was quiet and peaceful. And then the floorboards thundered as Buster came darting and dashing down the tunnel from his bedroom to the kitchen. He was always in a hurry—always in a race to be first..."


For any kids and parents who struggle with failure, and its root sin of pride (and that’s all of us!) Buster’s Ears Trip Him Up is a wonderful reminder that Jesus loved us before we ever did anything good or bad. The illustrations are delightful, and the section for parents on how to help our kids deal with failure is immensely helpful. A must-read, for sure!
- Deepak and Sarah Reju, Capitol Hill Baptist Church (Washington, DC), Authors of Great Kings of the Bible and God Is Better Than Trucks

So many Christian parents are looking for engaging, age-appropriate ways to help their young children learn what the Bible teaches about everyday struggles and challenging situations. This new book series edited by David Powlison and Ed Welch fits the bill! In the Good News for Little Hearts series, kids will be enthralled by relatable characters, charming illustrations, and gospel-centered lessons. These volumes would make a valuable addition to any family’s library.
- Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family