This picture book of short stories in rhyme is based on Dr. Adahan’s “victory method,” which she explains in her introduction. The intended audience is observant Jewish families. The adorable hand drawn and brightly colored illustrations portray a family in which the youngest is dressed as a tiger. Each relative; siblings, parents and grandparents, then must overcome a challenge, be it taking medicine, sitting nicely for the dentist, or having the young “tiger” color in a school notebook. As each relative controls his/her temper or completes the challenge, they are praised. The stories are intended to be read as encouragement for children as they, too, overcome challenges in life. Children can easily relate to the stories and the educational message that Dr. Adahan promotes. Adahan has succeeded in bringing her parenting philosophy to a level that that children can understand. These stories are appropriate for ages 3 – 8.
Drora Arussy, Ed.D., is an educational consultant who specializes in integrating Jewish and secular studies, the arts into education, and creative teaching for excellence in Jewish education. She is the mother to four school-age children and has taught from pre-school through adult. Drora is an adjunct professor of Hebrew language at Drew University.
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