Children’s Book Teaches Kids How to Have Christlike Sportsmanship


Win or Lose, I Love You! (Lulu and Her Tutu)!” by Lysa Terkeurst teaches kids how to handle competition whether they win or lose. As a mother of five children I have witnessed my kids compete with their peers from sports, to music, drama, academics, and running for student council. Competition is good for kids but it is also important that they learn how to react in a positive way.

This colorfully illustrated children‘s book introduces the reader to Lulu and Max and their animal friends.  The animals are preparing for a field day competition to determine who will be the leader of the forest.  The animals learn that not everyone can be winners.  One animal over celebrates when he wins which causes another animal to be a sore loser. In another event one of the losing animals throws a tantrum which spoils the following event.  Every time, one animal, Bear-Bear, reacts to the problems in a kind, loving and forgiving manner, just like Christ.  At the end of the book, it is Bear-Bear who gets chosen to be the leader of the forest.

“Win or Lose, I Love You!” shows children how to behave like Christ in competitions and to have a positive attitude, whether they win or lose.  This book would be a great gift for young athletes, little musicians, and future leaders.  You can purchase, “Win or Lose, I Love You! (Lulu and Her Tutu)!” on or anywhere Christian children’s’ books are sold.

*I received a copy of the book, “Win or Lose, I Love You! (Lulu and Her Tutu)” in exchange for this review. All opinions are accurate and 100% mine.

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  • alissa , December 5, 2015

    I love books that have a moral message. It’s important for them to learn, while they are reading.

  • Cascia Talbert , December 5, 2015

    I agree and this book teaches a great lesson. Thanks for stopping by Alissa. Have a great weekend!

  • Rorybore , December 5, 2015

    I love books like this that actually teach an important lesson.. and this is a big one today. I see so many events avoiding the whole “win” and “lose” thing, because they don’t want any little feelings hurt; but the fact of life is: they have to learn how to handle such things. And to learn that it’s okay to lose. Even that it is often via failure that we learn too. Sounds like a great book.

  • Claudia Willison| ImagesByCW , December 7, 2015

    It is a very important lesson to learn. A hard one, and one cannot start early enough on it or, if the case, can also not be too old to learn it 🙂 It sounds like a wonderful book.

  • Cascia Talbert , December 8, 2015

    Yes it is. Thanks for stopping by, Claudia. Have a great day!

  • Cascia Talbert , December 8, 2015

    That is so true, Rorybore. Some team sports for kids hand out participation trophies, and I don’t think that is a good idea. Kids need to learn how to handle winning and losing and have healthy competition. Thanks for stopping by!

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