This parable in some versions of the Bible is called the parable of the persistent widow. There are important concepts of justice, prayer and faith in this parable but persistence will be one that young listeners understand. In the widow’s search for justice, it is her dogged persistence in asking for it that gets her what she needs!
In our book "Are You My Mother," a young bird hatches while his mother is out looking for food for the bird. The young bird sets out on a quest for what he desperately wants to find – his mother. He asks a cat, a dog, a car…..on and on and on he goes, asking anyone and anything he can find. His persistence pays off when he asks a power shovel who deposits him in his nest just as his mother arrives with a worm and he recognizes her for who she is.