Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Abe's Lucky Day by Jill Warren

Abe's Lucky DayAbe is a homeless man who lives in the alley behind a bakery and winter is coming. What will happen on his lucky day that will change his life?

I Give This Book: 3 Stars

My Thoughts:
I liked how Abe was more than willing to give up the little he had because others had a need for it. Also, how Abe is content with what he has and with where he is in life. I think in that respect, this is a great book for children. The pictures were well done and the book is a nice size to hold for a child to look at the book while you are reading it to them.

I didn't like the way the book made it seem as though begging was an acceptable practice and how being homeless or poor was the norm. I also didn't like the way, at the end of the story, the man just hands over a stack of money to Abe. I don't think that is a message we should be sending to children, that it's okay to just give a homeless person money. I also didn't like it when Abe, at the very end of the book, is thinking back on his day - of all the things he is thankful for - and doesn't even think about the man who gives him a job, clothes, a place to live, and money.

Overall, I think this book could be a nice book for children - with a couple of changes. I am not sure whether or not I would recommend this book - it would depend on the person.

*** I received a complimentary copy of this book through Bostick Communications to review. I was asked to give my honest opinion of the book - which I have done.***

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