Flap Your Wings

For Fun
6 points

“Flap Your Wings” by P.D. Eastman narrates the heartwarming journey of a misplaced egg found by Mr. and Mrs. Bird. Unaware of the true identity of the creature inside, the dedicated birds wholeheartedly commit to nurturing it, only to be surprised when out pops an alligator! The tale beautifully mirrors Christian teachings on faith, unconditional love, and God’s mysterious yet perfect plans. Just as God’s love for us knows no bounds, Mr. and Mrs. Bird’s dedication to the little alligator embodies the spirit of nurturing and caring without expecting anything in return, reflecting Jesus’ teachings of unconditional love.

For the young audience and teenagers, “Flap Your Wings” is a lesson in faith, acceptance, and divine intervention. Through the adventures of the birds and the baby alligator, readers learn that while life might not always go as planned, God has His unique design for each one of us. By nurturing our faith, as the birds did with the egg, we allow God’s plans to unfold in unexpected and beautiful ways. This tale encourages the youth to embrace surprises, understand that God’s plans might be different than our own, and trust that, in His wisdom, He always knows what’s best. It’s a reminder that through faith and love, we can navigate life’s unexpected turns with grace and joy.

Book: Flap Your Wings