Abe is homeless in the big city, but homeless doesn’t mean hopeless. When something he needs is presented to him through good fortune (food, gloves, money) he gladly shares his bounty with others that are also in need.
This is a lovely book about sharing without expecting anything in return. It reminded me of Gift of the Magi by O.Henry, but with a happier ending! It was also made more relevant to children by using a person they may see on the streets. It is a great way to teach kids about sharing and treating everyone with respect, even those who you don’t know or understand.
The illustrations by Kalpart were very good, although there was a mother who looked like she was supposed to be a nurse but looked she was wearing a man’s shirt with thigh high tights. This really wasn’t a problem, but I kept coming back to her because it didn’t seem right. Definitely not a problem for a child reading the book.
I think this is a great book with life lessons for kids in the preschool age group. I know I’ll be reading it to Gage again in a year or two.
You can purchase this book at Outskirts Press. It was published last month and is 31 pages.
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