The Not Even Once Club

by Wendy Watson Nelson, Brandon Dorman

The Not Even Once Club
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The Not Even Once Club is an adorable and appealing way to engage children in a story that will help them choose for themselves to keep the commandments and to never break them. Not even once.

Children will meet Tyler, an energetic boy who is excited to make new friends in his Primary class. They have invited Tyler to join their special club, but first he has to pass the test and keep the club promise.

With illustrations from bestselling illustrator Brandon Dorman, The Not Even Once Club is a fun and engaging way for parents to help teach their children the importance of keeping the commandments. Included in the back of the book are additional teaching helps for parents and leaders.

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based upon 39 reviews
Not a good message for kids.
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

To decide to NEVER make a mistake is a difficult thing to do. Is it an admirable goal? Yes. Is it possible? No.

I feel like the intentions behind this book were good, but we should be focused on helping kids know Christ and his Atonement, not trying to lead perfect lives. The principle of obedience cannot be separated from love for the Savior and the promise of repentance. "Not Even Once" is a discouraging and unrealistic expectation that will lead kids to be too hard on themselves AND their peers. It smacks of a "works alone" approach and could unintentionally teach a young child that if they mess up on a "big commandment" that they aren't worthy of God's love. Please don't do this to your kids. Childhood is hard enough already. Kids are much more motivated to choose the right by seeing the adults in their lives make the right choices and repent when necessary.

Great KIDS book!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

Remember this is a kids book and the story is based off a real group of kids that did this. Many of those that have disparaging remarks about the book have been directed to from blogs that feel offended in some way and think parents that teach their children to never sin are evil, many haven't even read the book. When we're baptized don't we covenant to keep God's commandments? Don't we renew that covenant each week? Also, in the back of the book is a parents guide, with discussion questions, scriptural references and a section on repentance! It begins with "Mortals make mistakes." And also references the atonement as well as articles in the Friend.

A must have book!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This beautifully illustrated book is a powerful story with which to help young children understand how living gospel principles can bless their lives. It is my new favorite book! The free poster is also a fabulous FHE lesson. I am confident this book will help many children have countless "choose the right" moments. Thank you Wendy & Brandon!

About the Authors

Wendy Watson Nelson

Wendy Watson Nelson holds a Ph.D. in family therapy and gerontology. Prior to her marriage to Elder Russell M. Nelson, she was a professor of marriage and family therapy for twenty-five years. Sister Nelson has served as a stake Relief Society president, stake Primary president, and chaired the BYU Women’s Conference. Currently, she is an institute instructor and visiting teacher. Sister Nelson was born in Raymond, Alberta, Canada, to Leonard David and Laura Byrde McLean Watson. For a complete list of Sister Nelson’s books and CDs, visit

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Brandon Dorman

BRANDON DORMAN is the illustrator of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Wizard. He graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho, where he studied fine art and illustration. He and his wife, Emily, have three children and live in Washington, where he enjoys working as a freelance illustrator. His work has appeared in children's books and on numerous covers, including Pingo, The Candy Shop War, and the Fablehaven series.

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