A little girl has a wonderful garden, but one day a strange creature appears there, uninvited. Who is that creature? Will she manage to chase it away? A sweet story about discovery and change, kindheartedness, and a slightly different kind of friendship.
Age Group: KINDERGARTEN
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Any encounter with something new can be startling. Things we don’t know can seem strange, different, and out of place. Despite their apprehensiveness, Peetz and Morchella become friends. They recommend that we try to open our hearts and eyes, make new friends, and discover what makes each and every one of us special.
“Acquire for yourself a friend – and each one wants to be helped by his friend in reaching good, for both of them, together…”
[Excerpt from Maimonides’ commentary on Tractate Pirkei Avot, chapter 1, verse 6]