"Miguel’s family needs a new roof, firewood, and clothing to survive the winter. Miguel hope his father, a pastry peddler, will sell enough tasty treats to buy the things they need.But all the villagers they meet have also endured great hardship, and Miguel;s father gives his pastries to those who need them most. Miguel feels heartbroken. Then something happens that teaches him that kindness is far more valuable than money."
|Sold by:||Zondervan Publishing|
|File size:||9 MB|
|Age Range:||4 - 7 Years|
About the Author
Sonja Lamut is an illustrator, painter, and printmaker who has received numerous awards for her work in the U.S. and in Europe. Ms. Lamut has illustrated a number of children's books, including Lemuel the Fool, How Many Candles?, Too Noisy, And the Cow Said Moo, and Rhymes for Children. The book Thanksgiving is for Giving Thanks, which Ms. Lamut illustrated, reached the number-one spot on the New York Times Best Seller list for children's books. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York City, where she teaches illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was a bit biased in its favor when this book arrived because I had already heard good things about it. And then I read it. And then I fell in love with it. I am not exaggerating when I call this my new favorite children's book. (Side note: I've been collecting children's books since high school. I love them. Instead of getting souvenirs to commemorate vacations, I've always gotten a kids' book. Now that I have two kids, I spend even more time reading and loving children's literature. In other words, it's a high honor for me to label any children's book as my number one. But this one is. It's just that good.) I love the sacrificial giving. I love the compassion shown by Papa and then returned to him. I love the lessons about faith and obedience to God learned by his family (and readers). I love that the pastries look just like the pan dulce pastries I used to buy in Mexico. It's hard to summarize a children's story without giving too much away, so I'll just copy here what it says on the inside flap of the dust cover: "Miguel's family needs a new roof, firewood, and clothing to survive the winter. Miguel hope his father, a pastry peddler, will sell enough tasty treats to buy the things they need. But all the villagers they meet have also endured great hardship, and Miguel;s father gives his pastries to those who need them most. Miguel feels heartbroken. Then something happens that teaches him that kindness is far more valuable than money." This is a classic moralistic story done well. It's beautiful. Sincere. Simple. Amazing. Unforced. Touching. Get it for yourself. And then get it for everyone else you know. It's just that good. (The FTC requires that I disclose that Zonderkidz provided this book for me to review. Zonderkidz, however, didn't ask for a positive review, just an honest one.)