Sunday, July 31, 2016

Book Review: Gabriel's Horn by Eric A. Kimmel, Illustrated by Maria Surduncan

*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****

A U.S. soldier knocks on  Gabriel's family's door. He has a musical horn that was given to him by a family member that he wants to help keep safe while he is away; it has a lot of meaning to him even though he doesn't play it. Gabriel talks his mom into allowing them to store it at their home. They open up the case the horn is in and it looks like it hasn't been played in awhile, since there are cobwebs on it. They try to clean it but it doesn't do much good to, it only becomes shinier the more good deeds that Gabriel and his family takes part in.

This book will help children understand just how important tzedekah (helping those in need) is in the Jewish culture. When Gabriel and his family were blessed with what they needed, they then turned around and helped others in need. It will show children that people will often be blessed when they reach out to help and bless others, even when times look desperate.

My review= 5 out of  5 stars

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Ages: 4-9
Grades: PreK-3

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