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|Title: A Very Big Problem|
By: Amy-Jill Levine, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Illustrated By: Annie Bowler
Vendor: Flyaway Books
Publication Date: 2020
|Dimensions: 9.5 X 10 (inches)|
Weight: 15 ounces
Stock No: WW88811X
In the beginning, God's garden is beautiful and peaceful, but it doesn't stay that way. Everyone has something to say! Rain brags that it's the most refreshing. Birds boast that theyre the most splendid. Earthworms bluster about their busyness. Then Children come along, claiming to be the best of all. And its only fair that the best is loved most, isnt it?
A Very Big Problem is a Junior Library Guild Selection.
Amy-Jill Levine, the author of numerous acclaimed books, is University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Professor of New Testament Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts and Science. A Very Big Problem and her parable retellings Who Counts? and The Marvelous Mustard Seed, all cowritten with Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, were named Junior Library Guild Selections.
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is the Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Initiative at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) Arts and Humanities Institute, as well as Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. Her many children's books include A Very Big Problem, Who Is My Neighbor?, The Marvelous Mustard Seed, and Who Counts?, all cowritten with Amy-Jill Levine, and the classic God's Paintbrush. For more information, visit www.allaboutand.com.
Annie Bowler's debut picture book, A Very Big Problem by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her work has been honored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, 3x3 Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators. She lives in Washington, DC. For more information, visitwww.anniebowler.com.
"A well-crafted story of cooperation and sharing within the context of the biblical story of Creation."Kirkus Reviews-- Kirkus Reviews
"With the biblical story of creation as their backdrop, each new natural element boasts that it is the best and the most loved, turning the peaceful garden upside down...In keeping with the book's midrash style of storytelling, children are encouraged to imagine, question, and reflect on the world around them, while colorful illustrations (and a note to adults) complete the experience."Foreword Reviews-- Foreword Reviews
"A heartening look at God's intervention when each part of creation vies to be loved most."Spirituality & Practice
"The artwork is colorful and multicultural depicting a world filled with beauty...Accessible and written in age-appropriate language."Association of Jewish Libraries
"A wonderfully entertaining and original picture book."Midwest Book Review
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