The townspeople of Chelm had no luck. So they stopped building, maintaining, and planning. A mysterious woman tells them to catch butterflies in order to gain hope-but when they need to let the butterflies escape, what's left? Butterflies Under our Hats is a delightful parable that teaches kids the importance of hope.
Once there was a town called Chelm where there was no luck. If something could go wrong, it did. The roofs of the houses always leaked. The sidewalks were cracked. The gardens grew only weeds. Nothing was ever right. So begins best-selling children's author, Sandy Eisenberg Sasso (nearly 500,000 copies of her books are in print) in this charming, original story inspired by a Jewish folktale.
Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is the best-selling author of In God's Name, God's Paintbrush, Creation’s First Light and other books. She is a rabbi and director of the Religion, Spirituality and Arts Initiative at Butler University in Indianapolis.
Joani Rothenberg is the illustrator of several children’s books. She also lives in Indianapolis.