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Sometimes Smart Is Good/A Veces Es Bueno Ser Listo
     

Sometimes Smart Is Good/A Veces Es Bueno Ser Listo

by Dena Luchsinger
 
Smart people can explain the world around us; strong people can keep us safe; talented people can show us things that are beautiful. It's good to be smart, and strong, and talented. But what about people who don't have these abilities?

With sweet, sensitive illustrations, this English-Spanish bilingual book underscores the values of love, patience, and kindness,

Overview

Smart people can explain the world around us; strong people can keep us safe; talented people can show us things that are beautiful. It's good to be smart, and strong, and talented. But what about people who don't have these abilities?

With sweet, sensitive illustrations, this English-Spanish bilingual book underscores the values of love, patience, and kindness, teaching young readers that all people -- regardless of their abilities -- are valuable as children of God. Sometimes smart is good, but unconditional love and acceptance are always good.

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From the Publisher
World
"Wise and brightly illustrated."

Catholic Observer
"This bilingual children's book is not only a joy to behold, with its rainbow-hued illustrations on every page, but also has a message that touches the hearts of any age."

Montreal Anglican
"With appropriate illustrations . . . the story differentiates between the traits that are 'sometimes good' and others that are 'always good.' "

Children's Literature - Maria E. Gentle
Can anyone disagree with the statement in this title? Well, there are times when other qualities come into play and may be more important than being smart. Dena Fox Luchsinger, founder of Proyecto Down, a program designed to serve families affected by developmental disabilities in Monterrey, Mexico, has written this book to point out to children that there are other qualities as important as being smart. Karen A. Jerome's watercolors are richly detailed and somewhat impressionistic in style. They depict children and the elderly in various situations and always with either a cat or a dog. We get the feeling that either the illustrator or the author is a pet lover. The author is definitely trying to drive home a spiritual message about life: all creatures created by God should be loved. So, what else is good besides being smart? Being strong, talented, kind, patient. This little bilingual book is a good beginning for discussion about abstract topics that need to be addressed at a very early age. A great addition to any religious collection and useful in school and public libraries. Reviewer: Maria E. Gentle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802852151
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

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