Monday, August 1, 2016

Book Review: On One Foot by Linda Glaser, Illustrated by Nuria Balaguer

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

A young man travels to the ancient city of Jerusalem in search of a great Torah teacher. He asks each teacher he comes across if they can teach him the Torah standing on one foot.  He comes across teachers that tell him why they can't do that, laugh and scowl at him, and tell him that even the great Rabbi Hillel couldn't even do that. Each time he is laughed at he stomps away mad. In his search for a great Torah teacher no one offers to help him and he feels very discouraged. Someone then encourages him to go to Rabbi Hillel himself to see if he can help. He then receives a Torah lesson that will change his life for the good.

It was interesting to me to read this story of a young boy looking for a Torah teacher, because I think a great Torah teacher that will teach truth is often hard to find, not only for children but for adults as well. This story teaches children that even if they are laughed at they should not treat others in ways that they wouldn't want to be treated themselves when they are laughed at, have nobody to help them, and/or are discouraged. I found it interesting that the boy was looking for a Torah teacher like Rabbi Hillel, and he found out that Rabbi Hillel's words would reach down to his young generation as well.

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

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

On One Foot
Written by Linda Glaser
Illustrated by Nuria Balaguer
Ages: 5-9
Grades: K-4
Contains Full-Color Illustrations and Additional Facts

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