GIVEAWAY & Spotlight: Amal the Thirsty Gamal: A Christmas Tale (Children)
Aʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Bᴏᴏᴋ
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Release date: July, 2021
Content Rating: G.
I love the whimsical title of Amal the Thirsty Gamal, and the way this Christmas tale draws readers in with its fun rhymes and illustrations.
This is a sweet, fun, and meaningful story. It shares a story of a small-humped camel/gamal named Amal. He feels different and less useful and productive than the other camels because he looks different. Young readers undoubtedly will empathize with Amal, for most of us at one time or another have felt self-conscious, less important, or less significant than others. But readers will realize, as Gamal does, that each one of us are unique, special, and good enough. I love when Amal realizes what others had assumed about him wasn’t true.
Another facet of this story is the telling of the Christmas story, and the journey of the wise men and others to honor the new King, Jesus. In fun rhymes, readers journey along with Amal and the others and learn of the gifts they bring.
I enjoyed this imaginative tale of embracing our differences and finding our true selves. Amal is a memorable Gamal, and this is a sweet and evocative storybook.
Dɪsᴄʟᴏsᴜʀᴇ: I ʀᴇᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʀʏ ᴄᴏᴘʏ ᴏғ ᴛʜɪs ʙᴏᴏᴋ. Mʏ ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡ ᴡᴀs ɴᴏᴛ ɪɴғʟᴜᴇɴᴄᴇᴅ.
Aʙᴏᴜᴛ ᴛʜᴇ Aᴜᴛʜᴏʀ
Robert Schorr resides in San Clemente, California, with his wife Sharilyn and their family nearby. For 26 years, he served as Senior Pastor at Calvary Chapel Old Towne in Orange, California. Prior to that, they lived in Asia for 17 years. He is devoted to his Savior, to Sharilyn, his children, flying, hiking, fly-fishing, Chinese, and writing. He loves any story that makes someone special, and he knew, a long time ago, that little Amal had one to tell.
Connect with the Author: website ~ facebook
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