We all know the story about the ant and the grasshopper, right?
In this new book series, geared towards children (5-10), Kermit Jones, Jr. brings the ant right to our bedside story time with Prepper Pete! A resourceful ant who knows the importance of being prepared for all kinds of scenarios and wants to teach children the importance of being prepared, too!
Jones takes Prepper Pete through each major scenario and how he prepares for his family: Weather disasters, war, social upheaval, economic collapse, pandemic, etc., but does so in a way that just introduces the disaster and the things he can do to help his family survive. (Though, on a side note, I do feel that there are ways to prepare for a pandemic besides just exercising and being healthy – medical training and stockpiling is a must!)
The clever illustrations and gentle words helps bring the idea of preparedness to a child without causing strife to those who are unfamiliar with the concept, and encouragement for those who are already preparedness-minded. There’s nothing like a child’s book to give us that “A-HA! We do that, too!” for those kids who are already preppers at heart.
I love that through the whole book, the grasshopper is unprepared and in trouble :) Quite appropriate to the original fable, don’t you think?
One thing I really do wish is that Prepper Pete had his children more involved in the planning and preparing since it is a book geared towards children. While Pete’s children are in the photos, it’s Pete doing all the work for his family. Let’s get our kids involved in preparing for OUR families! You’d be amazed at the ideas and the help they will be.
I love the positive message that ends the book.
“Some people are prepared because they are afraid.
Our family is not afraid because….
we are prepared!”
Also available: Prepper Pete’s Twelve Days of Prepper Christmas
Prepper Pete’s Gun of a Son (a book on gun safety)
Prepper Pete’s Be Prepared
Survival Sam Stocks Up
Prepper Pete Gets Out of Dodge!
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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.
She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.
Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).
Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.
Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.
Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.
She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.
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