The First Gift

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

A boy tells about the first gift he ever received — his name! Named after the legendary King David, little David introduces the concept of names and where they come from, how nicknames evolve, introduces names from other cultures and gives facts about Jewish naming customs, all in a picture-book format.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Publication Date 2014-01-01
Text Type Fiction
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
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Author: A. S. Gadot

A.S. Gadot studied history and literature at Tel Aviv University. She writes trivia questions for the Israeli "Jeopardy" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" game shows. She has two grown daughters, and lives in Ramat Aviv, Israel, in a small orchard where her hens, ducks, and cats are free to roam.

Illustrator: Marie Lafrance

Marie Lafrance has been drawing illustrations for most of her life. She has drawn pictures for magazines, posters, billboards, and board games. But illustrating books for young readers is her passion. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.


Publishers Weekly

“. . .this book celebrates what a special possession a name is.”
Publishers Weekly