Where the Shout­ing Began

Steven Sher
  • Review
By – January 19, 2012

Edi­tor’s Note: JBW review­er Mic­ah Halpern wrote this review with our newest review­er, his six year old son, Samuel. 

I am six years old and I liked read­ing this book​.It was fun because it taught me many lessons about right and wrong. There are five sto­ries in this book, and my favorite is called Bubbe Lena’s Plan.” It is the sto­ry of the author when he was a boy like me and an evil bul­ly named Greed came to his town which was called Sla­wotich. Bubbe Lena had a plan to destroy Greed by allow­ing him to have what­ev­er he want­ed. 

In the end Greed was destroyed because of his own greed. It was a fun way to learn a les­son. I read it togeth­er with my Abba and then after­wards we talked about it. The oth­er sto­ries are pret­ty cool, too. Now it’s my Abba’s turn.

It is always a treat to find cre­ative, excit­ing, mul­ti-gen­er­a­tional books with both Jew­ish and eth­i­cal con­tent. In Where the Shout­ing Began Steven Sher weaves togeth­er an excel­lent set of sto­ries from the old coun­try. He enables par­ent and child to explore great leg­ends in an enter­tain­ing way while sub­tly weav­ing sub­stance into his tales.

Steve Sher’s sto­ries are the sto­ries of Chelm, tak­en up a notch. 

Mic­ah D. Halpern is a colum­nist and a social and polit­i­cal com­men­ta­tor. He is the author of What You Need To Know About: Ter­ror, and main­tains The Mic­ah Report at www​.mic​ah​halpern​.com.

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