Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Who Counts?: 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons

Who Counts?: 100 Sheep, 10 Coins, and 2 Sons 


May 20, 2017

by Amy-Jill Levine (Author), Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (Author), Margaux Meganck (Illustrator)

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0664262747

One sheep makes a difference. Without her something is missing. Now my flock is complete.
Oh, no! The man is missing his sheep! The woman is missing her coin! The father is missing his son! Can you help them find what they are looking for?
Who Counts? is a creative retelling of three popular parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son. As young readers count to help the characters find what s missing, Who Counts? teaches that every one of us counts in God s eyes and that everyone should feel counted.
The stories are beautifully illustrated with modern-day characters and a diversity of ethnicities so that all children will be able to see themselves in the stories.

My thoughts: WHO COUNTS is a cute hardcover children's book. When I saw it offered on Netgalley, I thought it'd be a fun book to review. It was  a devil to open though as my computer was not compatible with the weird form it was sent in, so my  husband had to open it and put it in a document for me to be able to read and review. 

There are some inaccuracies. The message in the parables wasn't that the woman was to blame for losing her coin as was implied in the story of the Ten Coins, and the father did invite the older son to the celebration when the younger son returned, so that was inaccurate. But all in all they were well told, beautifully illustrated, and should appeal to people of all nationalities as they are all represented in this book. "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own." 

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