Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up

Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up

Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up
Betsy Childs Howard

What is it?
“Arlo knows better than to get out of bed during rest time. And he definitely isn’t allowed to draw on the wall. But Arlo does it anyway, and then desperately attempts to cover up his disobedience before his mom finds out. When his efforts fail, Arlo discovers not only the misery that comes from hiding his sin but also the relief that comes through confessing it. With easy-to-understand language and engaging illustrations, children will learn important lessons with Arlo about repentance and the forgiveness found only in Jesus.” – Crossway

Who’s it for?
This book is the first installment in a series of children’s books from TGC kids that we hope grows over time. It’s written for 3- to 7-year-olds and is designed to engage their imaginations (with storytelling and illustrations) in order to help them learn and apply biblical truth – specifically when it comes to living out their faith. It could be read to a child by their parents, or given to an older child to read on their own.

How’d it go?
“We’ve had this book for awhile now and every now and then it makes the rotation of books for story time. We’ve never used it for Family Bible Time or tried to do any intentional study with it (our kids are four and two years old). But there have been several times where we have called back to this story in the middle of an instructional moment with our 4-year-old. ‘Do you remember how Arlo tried to cover up his sin in the story? Did that work? What should he have done instead? What should you do now?’ In this way, this book (and others like it) are invaluable tools in our house.” – Carter Brown


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