Mar 05

One Little Match by Thomas S. Monson

‘One Little Match’ redefines the bedtime story
With amazing illustrations, this story is one every child needs in their life.

One Little Match by Thomas S. Monson

One Little Match by Thomas S. Monson

Thomas S. Monson loved spending summers at his family’s cabin in Utah’s Vivian Park. One summer day, he and his best friend, Danny, decided to clear a field so they could gather with their friends and have a campfire that night. The tall, stubborn weeds would not pull out easily. So Tommy had the idea to burn them up instead.

He knew he shouldn’t use the matches without permission from his parents. But he ignored the feeling that warned him of the danger and raided the matchbox in the cabin. Back in the field, he lit one little match and set the parched June grass ablaze.

This wonderful true story that demonstrates the blessings of obedience will resonate with readers of all ages.


I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to review this picture book. I remember President Monson sharing this charming story during General Conference. The book retains his charm and is enhanced by the beautiful illustrations. The narrative is simple enough for young children, but engaging enough for all audiences. The images evoke a bygone era and fit the story well. This book is a keepsake that families will want to pass down to their children for generations to come.

About the Author:

President Thomas S. Monson has served as the sixteenth President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2008. He was called as an Apostle in 1963 at the age of thirty-six. He was born to G. Spencer and Gladys Condie Monson on August 21, 1927 in Salt Lake City. Following his service in the US. Navy near the close of World War II, he graduated cum laude from the University of Utah and earned an MBA from Brigham Young University. He had a distinguished career in the publishing industry.

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