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A breath of fresh air... May 21, 2008
I just read You Did It For Me and found it to be a lovely, charming little book with an enormous message. Written in the setting of a school, the book captures a day in the life of 5 young classmates.
As each character suffers their particular dilemma (everything from forgotten lunches to homework problems to playground situations) another classmate (our hero) offers a solution to their predicament by means of sharing, compassion, and empathy.
What a beautiful way to teach children to love your neighbor delivered to them in a concrete fashion that they can grasp and remember. I love how Mr. Hug took such profound truth, simplified it and brought it to life. He demonstrated how every act of love is meaningful and necessary.
In the last vignette, it is our hero himself who lands in a predicament that allows his classmates the chance to reciprocate the kindness he has shown them. Mr. Hug ends the story with a "quote" from Jesus. The formatting was so sweet and simple as if He (Jesus) left us a little love note in our lunch box....
You Did It For Me appeals to all ages. It is easy to read and will delight the toddler with its colorful illustrations as well as challenge the new reader with lots of new words. The book also offers many opportunities for questions and discussion between reader and their audience. I have purchased several copies to keep for my future grandchildren as well given some as gifts for nieces, nephews, and other dear ones. I look forward for more inspiring children's books from Mr. Hug who has written directly from his heart to the heart of all God's children (big & small).