World of Ink Tour for Stories for Children Magazine


Title: Milo and the Green Wagon: A Life Lesson to Give
By: Lisa M. Umina
Published by: Halo Publishing International, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-9797429-4-1
Price: $12.99
Ages: 3 to 8
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

Synopsis: The story starts out when Milo wakes up one morning wondering how he could make a difference. So, he asks God to help him. He noticed an old green wagon in the garbage. Milo wondered how anyone could throw out such a wonderful green wagon. All it needed was a bit of a pain job. So, he took the wagon to his friend’s house. They all set to work to put a new coat of paint on it. In the end, the wagon looked great. But what was Milo going to do with his new green wagon? Milo also wanted to help people in need. And now that he had a newly painted green wagon, he could do it.

So, he set up a new mission called ACT: Action Changes Things. He went up and down his neighborhood looking for people who would donate things to his mission. He was surprised at all of the generosity. People donated children’s books, toys, baby food, baby clothes, and blankets. Then Milo gave all of the donations to the shelter homes. Milo felt so good that he did was able to help so many people in need.

Overall thoughts: This is a wonderful book with a powerful message. It will help kids to understand that we could all make a big difference in the world, one small deed at a time. And all things are possible thanks to God. What an important message for kids! The book could also be used to show kids how important it is to think of the needy in our communities. There are always people who need our help and it feels so wonderful to be able to help them. All we have to do is to get creative about how we could help them.

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