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.
This book offers illustrations that help drive home parents' points about being responsible and what responsibility means.
Its hard to help this target audience understand the parallel between the Temple and owning a puppy.
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.
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.
This book uses a comparison of building of the Jewish Temple with caring for a puppy.
The purpose of the book is clear: understanding what responsibility is and knowing how to take responsibility for one's decisions/actions.
8 to 10
4 to 8
read with 3 1/2 year-old child
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.