Thank You, Solomon

Summary:

A father teaches his son about the responsibility required to take care of a puppy by describing the responsibility that King Solomon had in caring for his people and doing the will of God.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

This book offers illustrations that help drive home parents' points about being responsible and what responsibility means.

Content Awareness Factors:

Its hard to help this target audience understand the parallel between the Temple and owning a puppy.


Little Kid Reaction

Because our preschooler just got a puppy, s/he was able to relate to the concept of responsibilities. However, s/he was not drawing the link to building the Temple.

Parent Reaction

While easy to read, I found the comparison of building the most important building in Judaism to owning a puppy to be quite a disproportionate contrast.

Type of Book:
This book uses a comparison of building of the Jewish Temple with caring for a puppy.
Educational Themes:

The purpose of the book is clear: understanding what responsibility is and knowing how to take responsibility for one's decisions/actions.

Reading Level:
3.3
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
4 to 8
Age of child:
read with 3 1/2 year-old child
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow this book if you're trying to make a point about responsibility. That said, there are other books out there where the contrast/compare may be easier for younger kids to absorb.

Title Thank You, Solomon
About
Author Charlotte Lundy
Publisher Bay Light Publishing, Inc. © 2001
Illustrators Miriam Sagasti
ISBN 0967028000
Material Hard Cover
Cost $15.95
Genres Animal Character, Family, Christian, Growing Up, Judaism
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