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
Fᴏʟʟᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇ Tᴏᴜʀ
July 6 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / giveaway
July 7 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 7 - Stephanie Jane - book spotlight / giveaway
July 8 – Laura's Interests – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 9 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight
July 12 – Books for Books – book review
July 13 – Pick a Good Book – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 13 - A Mama's Corner of the World - book review / giveaway
July 14 – Reading is My Passion – book review
July 15 – Icefairy's Treasure Chest – book review / giveaway
July 16 – Lisa's Reading – book spotlight / giveaway
July 16 - Writer with Wanderlust - book review / giveaway
July 19 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
July 19 - Gina Rae Mitchell - book review / author interview / giveaway
July 20 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 20 - The Adventures of a Travelers Wife - book review / guest post / giveaway
July 21 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
July 22 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
July 23 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
July 26 – @twilight_reader – book review