Kid Konnection-Abe’s Lucky Day by Jill Warren

Gage loves books.  At 9 months he looks, listens, then eats.  We took him to the park today and brought along a book that was graciously sent to us by the author.

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.

Booking Mama hosts this feature every Saturday to post anything related to children’s books.  This is my first week joining in the fun.  Why not you too?

 

12 thoughts on “Kid Konnection-Abe’s Lucky Day by Jill Warren

  1. Gage's Grandma says:

    Gage does love his books! I’m so glad. He not only enjoys the colorful pictures and the stories, but he likes to test the flavors too! That’s a really cute picture of you two.

  2. Jill Warren says:

    As the author of ‘Abe’s Lucky Day’, just let me say that I LOVE the picture of little Gage with my book! And thanks, Stacy, for the feedback on the character of the little girls mother. Next time I will make sure I stay away from the thigh-highs! I hope Gage still enjoys the book when he is older – thanks for taking the time to reveiew it.

  3. Bonnie says:

    I love the picture of you and Gage reading at the park!! He looks very intent, it looks like he will love books! This sounds like a great book for kids with a good premise, happy endings are nice at this age:)

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