A Very Big Problem
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A Very Big Problem  -     By: Amy-Jill Levine, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
    Illustrated By: Annie Bowler

A Very Big Problem

Illustrated By: Annie Bowler
Flyaway Books / 2020 / Hardcover

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In A Very Big Problem by Amy-Jill Levine & Sandy Eisenberg Sasso and illustrated by Annie Bowler, it is the very beginning and 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 they're the most splendid. Earthworms bluster about their busyness. Then Children come along, claiming to be the best of all. And it's only fair that the best is loved most, isn't it? 40 pages, hardcover.

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Title: A Very Big Problem
By: Amy-Jill Levine, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Illustrated By: Annie Bowler
Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Flyaway Books
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 9.5 X 10 (inches)
Weight: 15 ounces
ISBN: 1947888110
ISBN-13: 9781947888111
Stock No: WW88811X

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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 they’re the most splendid. Earthworms bluster about their busyness. Then Children come along, claiming to be the best of all. And it’s only fair that the best is loved most, isn’t it?

A Very Big Problem is a Junior Library Guild Selection.

Author Bio

Amy-Jill Levine, the author of numerous acclaimed books, is Rabbi Stanley M. Kessler Distinguished Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Hartford Seminary and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Emerita as well as Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies Emerita at Vanderbilt. She has cowritten many children's books with Sandy Eisenberg Sasso, including A Very Big Problem, Who Is My Neighbor?, The Marvelous Mustard Seed, and Who Counts?

Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is the author of many popular books for children and adults, the Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Initiative at Indiana UniversityPurdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) Arts and Humanities Institute, and Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck. Her children's books include The Story of AND, When God Gave Us Words, and, co-written with Amy-Jill Levine, A Very Big Problem, Who Is My Neighbor?, The Marvelous Mustard Seed, and Who Counts? For more information, visit www.allaboutand.com.

Annie Bowler is the illustrator of Walking toward Peace by Kathleen Krull and A Very Big Problem by Amy-Jill Levine and Sandy Eisenberg Sasso. Both picture books were named Junior Library Guild Selections. Her work has been recognized by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, 3x3 Illustration, and the Society of Illustrators. For more information, visit www.anniebowler.com.

Editorial Reviews

"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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