As a boy tells about the first gift his parents gave him, his name, he identifies someone else who had the same name, recalls how names came to be, and lists different names one person might be called Includes facts about Jewish naming customs....
|Title||:||The First Gift|
|Publisher||:||Kar Ben Pub September 6, 2006|
|Number of Pages||:||24 pages|
|File Size||:||699 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The First Gift Reviews
This book examines the topic of names from several different perspectives.
A little boy tells how he received the gift of his name by first introducing King David, then discussing how Adam named all of the living things, listing biblical names and names common in Mexico, Russia, and Israel, and then explaining how he was named after his great-grandfather. Jewish naming customs are briefly explained in an author's note. The text jumps from King David to Adam to naming customs around the world without any transitions, resulting in a narration that feels random and choppy. The illustrations lack dimension and movement, and the changes in font sizes are distracting. So while the concept of this book is appealing, it is ineffective at showing the reader how truly wonderful the gift of a name can be. Reviewed by Rachel Kamin.