Lucy and the Saturday Surprise

By Melissa B. Kruger, Illustrated by Samara Hardy

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Format: Hardcover

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Expected: Sep 19, 2023

Lucy and the Saturday Surprise

By Melissa B. Kruger, Illustrated by Samara Hardy

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This TGC Kids Book Introduces Children to the Dangers of Envy and the Joy of Contentment

One exciting Saturday morning, Lucy and her brother Lewis are each allowed to pick out a piece of candy from the store. But when Lucy unwraps her chocolate, her delight quickly disappears. It melted! Growing envious of her brother’s perfectly intact lollipop, Lucy spirals into a pattern of discontent: see, covet, take, and hide. While her envious actions make her feel all the more miserable, a talk with her dad helps her find the path to freedom and grace. 

Everyone struggles with wanting what others have, and kids are no exception. Lucy and the Saturday Surprise helps children understand the dangers of letting desire fester into envy. Through colorful illustrations and engaging text, this picture book encourages contentment while offering practical solutions to help kids when temptation is too great, reminding us all that Jesus offers freedom from both the penalty and power of sin. A TGC Kids book.

  • Written for Kids Ages 3–7: Accessible story accompanied by colorful illustrations to keep kids engaged 
  • Teaches Kids an Important Life Lesson: Through an engaging story, kids will learn the dangers of envy and the joy of contentment 
  • Practical Approach for Parents and Guardians: A “Note to Grownups” provides advice for furthering the conversation on the topic of envy 
  • TGC Kids Series: Teaches kids biblical truths while engaging their hearts and imaginations


Melissa B. Kruger

Melissa B. Kruger (BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) serves as director of women’s initiatives for the Gospel Coalition. She is the author of multiple books, including The Envy of Eve; Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood; and Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know. Her husband, Michael, is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, and they have three children.


Samara Hardy

Samara Hardy is a freelance illustrator and designer who creates artwork for greeting cards, stationery, housewares, children's books, and more. She has worked with clients across the globe, such as Hallmark, Trader Joe's, Oxford University Press, and American Greetings.

Product Details

Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 40
Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 3.0 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8441-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8441-1
ISBN-UPC: 9781433584411
Case Quantity: 10
Published: September 19, 2023