With You All the Way, a picture book by Max Lucado, offers many opportunities to teach valuable lessons through reading. In this story a king offers marriage to his daughter to any one of his three knights who can travel through a dangerous forest following the sound of a specific flute. A strong knight, a quick knight, and a wise knight are each allowed to take one companion along for the journey. In the end, the end the wise knight emerges with his travelling assistant, the prince. In relating the harrowing experience, the wise knight notes that the only way he was able to make his way safely through the forest was by listening to the true sound of the flute over all of the noises in the woods that mimicked the real call.
Pros: A great way to teach children about the value of wisdom over other attributes, choosing friends wisely, and watching out for counterfeits when seeking after God’s way.
Age Range: 4-10