For Fun
7 points

“Petunia” by Roger Duvoisin takes readers on a delightful journey with a well-meaning but misguided goose named Petunia. Believing the adage that “knowledge is power,” Petunia stumbles upon a book and assumes that merely carrying it would make her wise. This mirrors the Biblical understanding in Proverbs 1:7, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Despite her good intentions, Petunia’s newfound ‘wisdom’ leads her to give out misinformed advice, creating comical chaos within the farmyard, much to the dismay of her fellow animals.

Through the vibrant illustrations and engaging narrative of Roger Duvoisin, “Petunia” serves as a heartwarming reminder of the importance of true wisdom and humility. As children follow Petunia’s misadventures, they are gently introduced to the Christian virtue of seeking genuine knowledge and understanding rather than surface-level appearances. It’s a timeless tale that emphasizes that true wisdom comes not from external possessions or pretenses but from a sincere heart and a close relationship with God.

Book: Petunia