Sunday, December 14, 2008

Give a Goat

Jan West Schrock, a teacher and worker for Heifer International, has given us a story that will really bless you during this Christmas season. Give a Goat - is a wonderful story of a fifth grade class that decides to make a difference after hearing their teacher read to them the book, Beatrice's Goat. They figure out a clever way to sell "healthy snacks" and raise money to buy a goat through Heifer International - but WOW, they far surpass a goat - they end up purchasing a goat, a flock of chickens, and some ducks!! And that is the beauty of the story AND Heifer International - when you purchase an animal then when that animal has a baby, they give it to a neighbor and the gift goes on and on. This is what we nee do be teaching our kids - and this is such a great reminder during the holidays - giving to others less fortunate than ourselves. The book is wonderful and the illustrations add just the right touch - Aileen Darragh does a great job of adding simplicity and tenderness to the story. Don't miss this one this season - it's a great holiday book!

Andrea at Just One More Book posted a podcast all about Give a Goat recently.

Colleen from Chasing Ray wrote a great piece for Bookslut that mentions Give a Goat.

And, Jennifer at 5 Minutes for Books put a post tie in with her other features on Hands for Hope and Heifer International.

Check them all out for more info on this wonderful book!

1 comment:

erin sheely said...

Heifer is an awesome organization. I'm glad there is another children's book about it!

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