Remember Me

One Good Deed
Children's - Preschool-4th Grade, Age 3-9 
24 p. ; 
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ISBN 9781467734790
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A single act of kindness creates a chain of events that transforms a community in this simple but powerful story. A beautiful tribute to the power of thoughtfulness!
Publisher Summary
It all started with some berries...

In this version of paying it forward, one good deed leads to another as people in a multicultural neighborhood, including a Jewish family, change the life of the community.

The author lets her characters make her point (the world is a much better place when people are kind), only introducing the Jewish term for this behavior - mitzvot - at the end of the story. Melmon's upbeat illustrations are similarly nondenominational and will help listeners visualize the story's key elements.--Booklist Online

This is a good read-aloud for young children, as the art is benign and the text includes a pleasing repetition of reactions from neighbors, who are always 'surprised' and 'delighted' by the kindness bestowed upon them. Another positive touch: the succinct back story about the derivation of the word 'mitzvah.' A sweet plug for random acts of kindness.--Kirkus Reviews
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