Hachai Publishing presents children with a small but valuable lesson in self-confidence and appreciating one’s own value as an individual who special in their own rights, with a religious twist: acknowledging the role of God in each day’s achievements.
In rhyming couplets accompanied by cheery, brightly colored illustrations, the book reminds children that they have many abilities and that they can use these abilities to do mitzvot and wonderfully maximize their potentials. They can find these abilities and nurture them by simply looking at the natural world around them.
This is a good book for parents or teachers to share as a rhythmic read-aloud and then for children to page through on their own as it has wipe-clean pages. A note to parents and teachers and a list of suggested follow up activities are appended.
Recommended for ages 3 – 6.
Michal Hoschander Malen is the editor of Jewish Book Council’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A former librarian, she has lectured on topics relating to literacy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.