Paperback, 32 pages
For ages 3 to 6
Written by Leah Shollar, Illustrated by Harvey Klineman
In this classic tale of honoring one’s parents, Dama ben Nesina keeps his precious gems locked in a strong wooden chest near his father’s bed. When Dama has a chance to make a fortune, he realizes that the key to the chest is under his father’s pillow, and it is impossible to get the precious stones without waking him up.
Will Dama wake his father to get the key and make the sale of a lifetime?
How much must we do to honor our parents?
This important commandment is also one of the most difficult for children. What better way to inspire them with gratitude and respect for their mother and father than with the classic story of The Key Under the Pillow?
Dama is ultimately rewarded for his decision not to disturb his father and teaches us a second very important lesson, by keeping his word and agreement.
This graceful retelling of the famous tale from the Talmud is enhanced by richly colored illustrations.