Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kids’ Book for Shavuos / Shavuot / Ruth / Rus / Rut

imageHowever you want to pronounce it all, I wrote Naomi Rivka a Shavuos story!

I wasn’t going to say anything here, but since I had a lot of response to my Pesach Four Questions story, I wanted to put it out here in case anyone is interested.

But – it’s a very different kind of story. Read on!

First of all, my wonderful dd2 is very VERY interested in princesses, and a friend said to me, in passing last year, “you should write a Jewish princess story.” This is that story. It is very princess-centric. It’s also slightly flatbread-centric. :-)

Secondly, it’s long. It’s 8 pages long in Word. When read out loud, I think it took about 10-15 minutes, which makes it more appropriate for older kids, like 5 and up.

I am actually quite pleased with how this story came out, with a few big caveats:

  • I didn’t know what to call it… I don’t like the current title. Suggestions? :-)
  • Ruth is called Ruth throughout. Shabbat is called Shabbat. For simplicity, if nothing else.
  • It’s not really illustrated. It does include a few of these lovely Guyana stamps depicting the story of Ruth, but that’s not exactly the same thing as a big, bright picture on every page. This is partly because I’m trying to get my kids used to stories without pictures, ie listening to stories – a lost art I think will be helpful to our Charlotte Mason homeschool education. But enough of the speech.
  • The aforementioned fascination with All Things Princess… okay!

Anyway, judge for yourself. Here are the first two pages. If you’d like to receive the rest as a PDF, leave a comment with your email address (comments are moderated, so it won’t be published).

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1 comment:

  1. You should self-publish it! Beautifully written. :)

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