Abe’s Lucky Day by Jill Warren
Author’s Website: I did not find a page other than the page on Outskirts Press for the book.
Published: July 2011
Outskirts Press Paperback
Barnes & Noble Paperback
Amazon Kindle Edition
Where we got the book: We received a free copy from the author in exchange for our honest opinions.
Overview from Goodreads: “Abe is a homeless man who lives in the alley behind a bakery and winter is coming. What will happen on his lucky day that will change his life?”
Mommy Bookworm’s Thoughts: I enjoyed the story. I thought it was interesting how Abe had nothing and still gave away the things he found. Even though those things could have helped him greatly, he payed attention to the needs of others that were greater than his own need. As Dahlia says below, he was rewarded in the end. However, as a parent and adult, I know that Abe’s desire to help others came from just wanting to help and not that he wanted a reward in the end. It amazes me sometimes the things my children think! Anyway, I enjoyed the story and felt it was a good story of showing that we should care for others even if we don’t have much ourselves. Abe showed pure charity, which I know is very hard to do especially when we are wanting and/or needing for things ourselves. I believe that younger children could enjoy the book because the illustrations are very nice and clearly show what is happening. Older children could read the story and get more into the message.
An interesting little tidbit that I realized when I received the book from the author is that the author lives in the same town that I graduated high school from in upstate New York.
Dahlia Bookworm’s Thoughts (11 years old): I like the meaning of the book, which I think is that if you do good things for others you might get something in return. I like the pictures.I like how Abe kept helping people throughout the day. I can easily read the book by myself. I would recommend the book to other kids both older and younger than me.
Daisy Bookworm’s Thoughts (7 years old): I like the same things that Dahlia said above. I like how Abe got a job because he did not have a job before. I like how he kept being nice and giving people things. I also like how he gave some money to a mother so she could get food for her child. I can read it with a little help. I would recommend it to kids my age and older.
We are giving away our copy of this book.
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