Monday, October 24, 2011
How Dalia Put a Big Yellow Comforter Inside a Tiny Blue Box by Linda Heller
This is a charming picture book about the Jewish tradition of Tzedakah.
Tricycle Press sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you). It is already in local bookstores, so you can grab a copy there.
This is a lovely Jewish tradition I was not familiar with. In this story, children from class build a box and save what they earn to buy a yellow comforter and more for a person in need.
The illustrations have an old fashioned feel and go well with the story. Dalia, the older sister is the one making the box and saving her money, but she includes her little brother, Yossi, in the project.
Showing compassion to another person is one of the nicest things you can do. Sometimes all you have to do is listen. Being kind makes the world a better place and this story demonstrates that.
Why not create your own Tzedakah box?