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THANK YOU, ESTHER

Author: Charlotte Lundy

Illustrator: Margaret Ray James

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Publisher: Bay Light Publishing,

Material: hard cover

Summary: A young girl, afraid to face the first day of school, takes courage from the biblical story of Queen Esther. This book uses the biblical story of Esther to show an example of being brave.

Type of Reading: family reading,playtime reading, learning to read, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read tpgether: 5 to 8; read yourself: 8 to 10

Interest Level: 5 to 8

Reading Level: 3.3

Age of Child: read with 3 1/2 year-old child

Young Reader Reaction: Our preschooler was encouraged to know that it is Okay to be nervous to start a new school, and admired Queen Esther, but didn't really draw the connection.

Adult Reader Reaction: This book follows the pattern of the other Thank You series books and is easier to relate to than others.

Pros: This book is a great tool for showing examples of strong women.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a nice book to have close by if your child is one who is fearful or is facing something s/he perceives as daunting.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THANK YOU, SOLOMON   FROGGY GOES TO SCHOOL   BOOMER TO THE RESCUE

Educational Themes: You can draw on the themes of the book (bravery, courage, inner strength) to further explain the topics or to open other discussions.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book series, Christian, Judaism, problem solving, school, emotions

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2005

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