- File Size: 2530 KB
- Print Length: 36 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 3, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07H39ZHSR
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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More often than not children relate themselves with the characters of a good story. In such circumstances, reading fiction can help them to get inspiration from the characters. These stories often portray real life implications through anecdotes, and as such makes it easier for them to understand the complex aspects of life. Moreover, reading these stories at regular intervals can actually help them to develop a positive outlook towards life, which eventually proves beneficial for good character development.
Tommy's Puzzle is another delightful but important book by this author. I read it with my grand-kids and they loved not only the story, but also the amazing illustrations. I thought the text and illustrations worked very well together.
The book description gives a sneak preview: ‘Young Tommy loves jigsaw puzzles and can do 500-piece puzzles effortlessly. When his mother asks for his help with her difficult 2,000-piece puzzle, he cannot deal with the new challenge. His overwhelming feelings of anger and shame lead to "black and white" behavior, causing him to blame instead of cope. After some “cooling off” time, Tommy’s mother reignites his creative abilities, which enables him to devise an improved method for assembling puzzles.
This book teaches children how to address new challenges with creativity, which is a state of mind that enables solving seemingly daunting problems. Using creativity to improve old methods, children can learn to turn the impossible into an island of possibility. Parents will acquire the tools to calmly address their children’s “black and white” behavior and then help them enhance their creativity, imagination, and problem-solving skills.’
Author Aya Steiner writes in a wonderfully simple and imaginative style that will guarantee the attention of young minds. If you ever wanted to bond even more with your children or grandchildren, this would be a lovely story to share with them.
It seems to me that this book was created with a lot of love and joy and it’s clear that the author really enjoys creating such wonderful stories. Thank you for sharing with us the gift that you have obviously worked so hard to refine. We’ll be looking forward to seeing what’s coming next. A well-deserved five stars from us!
In a story, the problem is a puzzle: when it is simple it doesn't bring happiness and joy anymore. But if it is complex and hard, then it brings only frustration if you don't know how to work it out. The puzzle in the story can also be our life, with its same simplicity and complexity. And lack of joy or frustration.
The method solving for puzzle is the same one for the life problems: big ones cut into smaller ones. And then work on them. It's creative, it's working on puzzles, but it also works on everyday problems and goals we want to achieve. That is the reason I like this book. Even if it is for kids, you can learn something yourself.
Tommy envies and admires his mother’s ability to complete ‘grownup puzzles’ (2,000 pieces): Tommy loves doing puzzles that have 500 piece limits. His mother notices Tommy uses her technique of making the frame of the puzzle first. One evening Tommy’s mother invites him to help her with her big puzzle, but Tommy felt too challenged and found excuses not to join her. On another evening mother asked for Tommy’s help with a tricky puzzle but the process once attempted was too much of a challenge for Tommy and he cried and stormed to his room, angry and feeling stupid. His mother comforted him, explaining how he must be frustrated and suggests they both be creative in finding a solution with color matching to complete the puzzle. Together they come up with a plan for approaching puzzle solving, wrote it down for future use, and then they talked about how sorry Tommy was that he acted angry out of frustration. Mother consoles him by emphasizing taking on challenges and believing in himself.
This is a very fine lesson in learning how to cope with challenges and be creative and develop self-confidence. Another very fine story by Ava Steiner! Grady Harp, October 18