Are you looking for a great book to read to your child? Do you like curling up in a warm blanket next to the fireplace while you read to your child? If you answered yes to both questions, I highly recommend you getting a copy of Jill Warren’s first picture book Abe’s Lucky Day.
The story is about Abe, who is a homeless man who lives in an alley behind a bakery. The story will warm the hearts of both young and old.
We now live in a culture that perpetuates greed; it is heartwarming to read about a person who is willing to put aside his own needs. His compassionate heart compels him to put others first. That is very selfless of Abe to reach out to others who have the same need as him.
There are many lessons that children and adults can learn from reading this book:
1) It is a good thing to help those in need.
2) Never give up hope.
Abe is not your typical homeless man; the story does not tell how he became homeless. The story focuses on his kind nature. And while I love the message of the story, I do have to caution parents to explain to their child that not all homeless people are as kind as Abe.
The illustrations are very colorful. My only concern is that Abe’s clothes are not tattered enough for someone who lives in the street. In my opinion, Abe’s clothing is too clean looking and does not represent a true homeless individual.
Overall, Abe’s Lucky Day is a great book for children to read and learn the important lesson of helping those in need.
Lastly, Abe is rewarded in the end for his compassionate deeds towards others. This is a great lesson for children to learn and understand.