Seven Animal Stories for Children

Seven Animal Stories for Children

by Howard I. Bogot, Harry Araten, Mary K. Bogot
     
 

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The first in a series of early childhood titles that reveal the moral and ethical messages found in Jewish sources. These stories cover themes like honesty, sharing, love and friendship.

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The first in a series of early childhood titles that reveal the moral and ethical messages found in Jewish sources. These stories cover themes like honesty, sharing, love and friendship.

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Children's Literature - Judy Chernak
A learning-how-to-live book that extracts its lessons from animal behavior, this is a rare find: teaching without preaching. One really wants to learn from these adorable, contemporary, with-it frogs, birds, and bees. The lessons they teach are absorbed by none other than King David (respect), Jonah (responsibility), Noah (attitude) and similar role models. Each brilliantly illustrated story ends with a few "Thinking Thoughts" that gently reinforce the values presented. I really liked this book.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3--A collection of Bible stories and Jewish folktales, related in sprightly retellings that teach lessons about desirable human traits. David learns respect for others when a frog's croaking praises God as well as his own harp songs. Solomon banishes a treacherous snake who shows no gratitude. A spider's loyal friendship saves David's life. Jonah learns responsibility. Noah's raven has a bad attitude, and the dove has a good one. A bee is honest in admitting that she stung the mighty King Solomon. Several questions and a double-page spread that shows all of the characters follow each story. The writing is informal, often funny, and good for reading aloud. The brightly colored cartoon-style illustrations showing big-eyed people and cheerful animals suit the tone and mood of these gentle morality tales. The book is probably most useful for synagogue or church libraries, but it could be used in other types of libraries as well, since it teaches values and not theology.--Patricia Pearl Dole, formerly at First Presbyterian School, Martinsville, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780943706412
Publisher:
Simcha Media Group
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.53(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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