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Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up

By Betsy Childs Howard, Illustrated by Samara Hardy

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Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up

By Betsy Childs Howard, Illustrated by Samara Hardy

With easy-to-understand language and engaging images, this book shows children ages 3–7 the freedom that comes through confessing sin rather than trying to cover it up. During naptime, Arlo colors on his bedroom wall and then tries desperately to hide his disobedience from his mother. His efforts fail, but he discovers relief that comes when he finally confesses his sin. In the end, children will learn along with Arlo that although we cannot hide sin from God, confession opens the door to mercy and reconciliation.


Betsy Childs Howard

Betsy Childs Howard (MA, Beeson Divinity School) is an editor for the Gospel Coalition. She is the author of Seasons of Waiting and served as an editor for The New City Catechism. Betsy lives with her husband, Bernard, in Manhattan, where they planted Good Shepherd Anglican Church in 2017.  



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

Title: Arlo and the Great Big Cover-Up
Published: June 02, 2020
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6852-7
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6852-7
Category: Children & Youth
Retail Price: $12.99
Binding: Hardcover
Trim: 8.5 in x 8.5 in
Page Count: 40