The Littlest Anchor

Reviewed by: Mary Clapp, former church librarian



Title: The Littlest Anchor

Author: Sharon Olson

Publisher: Believers International

Publication Date: 2021

Format: print book



This is a children’s storybook about a ship that sails from Massachusetts to Liberia and runs into some bad weather and difficult conditions. The story explains how the Captain carefully selects his crew and makes sure the ship is in perfect shape for the journey, including making sure the little anchor is on board with the appropriate rope. When the ship comes into perilous conditions, it turns out it is the little anchor that saves the ship because it caught on another huge anchor during the storm.


Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Although this book is presented as a picture book the vocabulary would likely be challenging for many adult readers. I would think an adult reading this book to a child would need to explain much of the plot along the way. This would be a good book if you are looking to challenge your child’s reading comprehension and vocabulary.

Christian Impact

This book has many bible verses and references. The concept of turning to God in times of trouble and trusting Him all along the way are demonstrated in this story.


Discussion questions are included at the end of the story.

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