Bimbambu Book Review
by Ileana Lubetzky Katzenelson
illustrated by Sean Brown
graphic design by Yael Sela
32 pages – 12 x 9 – Full-color illustrations
For ages 3 and up
ISBN: 978-098593-340-1 – $18.73 hardcover
ASIN: B008V1TAM – $4.99 Kindle e-book
Publication date: October 2013
Published by Soul Prints Press
Available at bookstores, libraries and online including at bimbambu.com.
In a world where so many kids are feeling entitled and acting selfishly, it is important to teach kids that other people matter, too. Compassion is a good trait to have. It is time to go back to the values of cooperation and to foster in our kids the desire to improve, not only their personal lives, but the lives of others less fortunate. This is the lesson subtly taught in Bimbambu.
Bimbambu is a bird that understands the need of others. It is its nature to be compassionate and giving. When asked for help, he doesn’t hesitate in reaching out and giving all he has. Only later does he find that this leads to a wonderful reward. It is a timeless story about the blessings of giving from the heart.
The illustrations are organic, as the medium used to convey the story is the medium of ceramics along with photography and other multimedia graphics. In addition to this being a good story, it has compelling elements transmitted by the art, which is attractive and original.
Ms. Jensen is a leading advocate for families and children and was the founder and president of ACES, The Association for Children for Enforcement of Support.
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