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Who Is My Neighbor?

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This book contains a great message. I really liked how the author adjusted Jesus' parable to make it easier for even the smallest readers to understand. I read it to my girls, ages 4, 6, and 8, and they each took a little different perspective on it, but got the point the book was trying to make.  I loved the colorful pictures too. I would recommend this to all children, but think it would be especially well-received by preschool to 1st graders.
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Such a cute story of two groups from different backgrounds who do completely differently, yet can still help one another and share their kindness. The Blues and the Yellows can live together and appreciate each others differences.  A story for readers of all ages!
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Blues and yellows do not mix. That's the way it's always been and the way it will always be, until one of the Blues has a bicycle accident. All the other Blues pass him by, and then a Yellow comes along, and helps him out. And you know what they found out? They can all get along with each other.

Based on the Biblical story of the Good Samaritan, without being preachy. This might be an interesting book to use with a group of adults.

I received a copy of this book from Net Galley.
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I was looking forward to reviewing this book however I only review Kindle files. It would be so much better if this was noted on the description page of the book. thank you for the opportunity. but I cannot review this book.
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This book was a little weird for me. The message is good, but the way it went about presenting it was kind of strange and a bit heavy handed (parables generally are).
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I thought this book showed the importance of kindness and the consequences of fearing others because they're different. The Blues think poorly of the Yellows, the Yellows distrust the Blues, and that's just the way things are. The two have never mixed, and we see how an older generation passes on that prejudice to their children. It took two people meeting on accident, and being their best selves, to show the two groups that neither was "bad". 

I believe this is a lesson everyone should learn, and not just children. People may be different, but that doesn't make them less or bad. It's going to take everyone being their best selves to make a difference in the world. We have to ignore the hate and distrust from the past and focus on what we know to be right.

Originally posted at Do You Dog-ear? on January 17, 2019.
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A retelling of the parable of the Good Samaritan featuring a land where Yellows mix only with Yellows and Blues mix only with Blues, but when a Blue is hurt when he falls off his bike who will help him? A guide for parents and educators with further notes on the original parable and discussion questions is provided in the back of the book.

This is a very easy to understand retelling of the Good Samaritan parable. Kids will easily get the point. The illustrations are attractive. I found the notes in the back for parents/educators deep, on point, and informative. Though this is a retelling of a Biblical parable, there is nothing religious per se in the story. Every child, no matter where they live or go to school has to deal with “them” and “us” and this book provides a very easy way to talk about that and how to be more loving to all others. Recommended for just about anyone, elementary classrooms, kids to read for fun, and Christian families and Sunday school classes can tie in the Biblical aspects if they want to.

I received an ARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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I very much enjoyed this book. I thought it was a really cute picture book with a strong message. I like the colors and illustrations they used. It is a very relevant topic and great for young kids.  I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Who Is My Neighbor? is a fantastic re-telling of the parable of the Good Samaritan! The Yellows and the Blues do not get along and think the worst of each other...until a Blue gets hurt and a Yellow decides to help. A heartwarming tale retold in a way that children can easily understand - and the illustrations are wonderful!
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This was a wonderfully fresh retelling of the parable of The Good Samaritan. When sharing the Bible story with my class as part of a lesson on community last year, the children found it difficult to understand the idea of Jews and Samaritans dislike of each other. This book is just the antidote to that. The idea of different colours disliking each other is much easier to grasp and the colourful characters and areas they live add to the brilliantly told story. As Midnight Blue, who has been taught that there are no good yellows, heads out on a bike ride and is injured, who will it be that comes to his aid? Will is be one of his own kind, the blues? Or will it be a passing yellow?
I will definitely consider using this in the classroom in the future and give children the opportunity to create their own version of the story to develop their understanding of how they can be good neighbours to others.
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Who Is My Neighbor? is a great retelling of the Parable of the Good Samaritan. The authors did a good job of simplifying the story, but yet they still kept some of the important details that make it recognizable to those that are familiar with the original. I loved the use of two different colors to show the differences between the two different groups, again, this was a simple way to convey the basics of this story. This will be a great story for parents to read to their children.
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What a fun retelling of the Good Samaritan story! The illustrations are cute, and puns galore populate the text. Would be a great read for starting a discussion with kids about diversity and how we can get along with people who might not look like us. Would recommend this for any classroom!
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I received a free ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book was adorable. It was about the Blues and the Yellows who lived close to each other but didn't talk to each other because they were too different. One day a Blue and a Yellow discover that they are really good in their own ways and decide to become friends.

I thought this book was great because it teaches kids the important lesson that even though we may seem or look different, we can still be kind to one another. The pictures were bright and the text moved at a good pace. I highly recommend this book.
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I absolutely adored this picture book rendition of the Good Samaritan parable.  It is a good reminder for all of us, especially in this day and time.  I will purchase this for both my library and my church as part of a Sunday School lesson.  This would make a great read aloud, whether a student is Christian or not.  With adorable illustrations, this book will be loved by the younger kids at my school.
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This is an adorable story on accepting others that may be different than you. In this preschool title all the blues stick to their blue area and all the yellows stuck to theirs. They wouldn’t dream of hanging out together! Until one day a blue needs some help, and finds help in a yellow. 
They discover that maybe everyone has been wrong. Even though we are different colors, we can get along and be friends. 
The cute graphics really make this story! A great book on being different and accepting others.
Thank you to Fly Away Books and NetGalley for this advanced copy, my opinions are my own.
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This book was cute as can be. The graphics are amazing and this book teaches kids to be kind to one another no matter what they look like. It shows that you can't always trust what people tell you about someone and you have to find out for yourself about a person. It shows that even if someone you know is your friend or neighbor and something happens, they might not help you but a stranger will. It's a good lesson to learn for those who are growing up and to those who need reminding about love towards one another.
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