In Jill Warren's book Abe's Lucky Day, your young reader will learn how being generous with what you have can lead to great changes in what you have. Abe a homeless man comes among many things that others are in need of so he generously gives without asking in return. His generosity doesn't go unnoticed by the one that knows all. By the end of the story he is repaid greatly for all he did for others in need. I loved walking through the town with Abe and seeing what he would find only to give it to someone else in greater need than he. So much can be taught through this wonderful little book. I look forward to reading more of Jill's books and see what lays ahead for her.
Abe is a homeless man who at night sleeps all alone in the alley behind a bakery in a large noisy city. He has few possessions and no comforts, and winter is on its way. In fact, it seems he has nothing at all to offer another human being.
What he does have, however, is a selfless nature and a propensity for kindness to others, even those he perceives as needier than he.
On what turns out to be Abe's lucky day, an event occurs that changes his life forever and teaches young listeners and readers that there is a power in giving to others which transcends the material and creates a kind of "luck" for all.
Abe's Lucky Day is a tale well timed for this era when so many are finding it increasingly hard to keep up with their growing expenses and their shrinking incomes.
Oddly, despite these widespread economic difficulties, our society still largely defines success in terms of wealth, possessions and status.
Warren's tale about Abe provides a refreshing look for today's children at the greater values of life.
The book's valuable message is that, while these tough economic times prompt everyone to hold on all the tighter to what they have, there is more truth in giving what we can to those who have less -- just as the remarkable, homeless Abe does.
By doing that, Warren suggests, we may all have more lucky days.
Reading children's stories over the years to preschoolers and to a son of her own inspired her to write books for children which they and their parents can share and talk about over and over. Ms. Warren currently works with autistic children and resides in central New York.
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About the book:
Abe's Lucky Day by Jill Warren
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Date of publish: July 12, 2011
A copy of this book was provided by the author and Bostick Communications for the purpose of this review.