Book Title: Amal the Thirsty Gamal: A Christmas Tale by Robert Schorr
Category: Children’s Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Release date: July, 2021
Content Rating: G.
The charming tale told in Amal the Thirsty Gamal is for every young person who might be anxious about how they are viewed by those around them (and yes, camels care about that too!). For so long, our little hero has been hearing taunts and jeers and thinking negative things about himself, his looks, and especially his little hump. But—oh, brace yourselves! — because Wise Men are traveling with Amal’s special caravan, and when one of them speaks up around the campfire one night, everything changes for little Amal!
I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
I love it when I read a children’s book and learn something new! Like Amal, I learned that you shouldn’t believe everything you hear about camels. In Amal’s case, it did wonders for his self esteem.
Knowing what is at the end of the caravan’s trip, I am excited to read this to my grandchildren. There is a lot of text for youngsters, but the rhyming and the bright colors of the illustrations should keep their interest.
I like this story of Amal that not only teaches that being different is okay, and sometimes even better than being “normal,” but also has the Christmas story included. And such a great ending for Amal!
About the Author
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.
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