I received this book as a review copy from the author Jill Warren. I feel blessed to have it in my children's library.
The story is about a homeless man named Abe. Though he has nothing but the clothes on his back (all big and shaggy), an unraveling hat, and shoes with no laces he takes every opportunity to share any abundance he has with those around. As the wind is blowing and cold he finds mittens that could have been slipped on his hands, but seeing another in need he passes off the blessing.
If you are looking for a book that will help your children understand giving and kindness this is the book. I would recommend it for churches as well when teaching about the golden rule, giving, kindness, thinking of others. No matter how bad Abe's lot was he was always looking for ways to lighten someone else's load.
This would also be great in the classroom setting. The illustrations are great and could lead to great conversation with little ones (just talking about what is happening in them). The story is simple enough that the children can understand what is going on. The lesson taught is universal: Give and it will be given unto you; treat others as you wish to be treated. And ultimately when we are not selfish we are blessed.
This is sure to be a favorite of anyone who picks it up.
Thanks again to Jill Warren for this review copy. This book is published by outskirts press, Inc.
This is a beautifully written book! Thank you Jill Warren for creating something that will surely become a classic.