The Boy Who Knew How to Believe
by Ashley Scott
The Boy Who Knew How to Believe is a story about a young boy named Nicky. Nicky sees another boy playing with a dog at the park one day and Nicky gets it into his head that he would really love to have one and imagines all the fun they could have together. He draws a picture of the dog that he wants to have someday and names him Buddy. He continually thinks about it, talks about it, and acts like he already has Buddy. He becomes somewhat discouraged after a friend at school tries to place doubt in his mind that he won’t ever actually receive Buddy, but he still carries hope and the belief that he will receive Buddy one day. Well, one day comes when Nicky’s uncle Harry shows up from out of town. Nicky loves seeing him especially since he always brings him a present. Harry takes Nicky on a surprise drive that will end with something amazing for Nicky.
I found this book so refreshing. Just to read a story that was different from everything I see lately. It's a solid fun story, doesn’t have rhyme but is just fun to read and follow along with Nicky. I thought the book's main theme was great to talk with my son about while we read. That the power of believing in something so much and just thinking about it can have a major effect and possibly bring it to life. I always tell my son to always believe in something. Stop saying you can’t and always say “I Can.” The power of belief is a real thing. Ashley Scott does an amazing job displaying how the strong belief a boy has can help him achieve what he wants so badly.
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