Title: Remarkable Park
Author: Bracha Goetz
Illustrator: Patti Argoff
This gentle look at nature in 26 pages comes off as a nurturing, quiet read. Lessons about middot tovot and personal potential in Remarkable Park will fill young minds with wonder.
The illustrations in Remarkable Park allow the eye to absorb details portrayed in delightful colors. The gentle rhymes of the text allow elementary-grade readers to sound out words they might know how to spell. The story’s end can prompt readers to reflect on tuv haBoreh, the delight of looking more deeply than a superficial glance allows, and the sheer fun of making friends with the world.
Parental discretion is advised due to the easily torn pages. Children can practice respect for printed materials with this item meant for ages 3-10, impressing themselves as well as the adults around them.
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