True Story Elliott was abandoned at the hospital weighing only 1.65 lbs His first four months were spent in a hospital bed because he was so tiny Elliot was Neema s Baked Potato Boy in this story He has thrived at Neema House Orphanage and has now been adopted by a great Tanzanian family Suggested age range for readers 4 12...
|Title||:||Baked Potato Boy|
|Publisher||:||Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc Large type large print edition edition May 24, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||16 pages|
|File Size||:||762 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Baked Potato Boy Reviews
How do you teach American Dream living, birthday party hosting, thousands of gifts at Christmas, cradled from birth in the wealthy middle class children about orphans that live on the other side of the world? How do you make tiny children that are born way too soon and abandoned immediately after accessible to your own kids who have never known suffering? How on earth do you stir up empathy and compassion in the smallest hearts? Through the power of a well told story.
When Elliott was left at the orphanage, he was small, like a baked potato. He drank milk from a dropper and was carried in a Khanga to stay warm. Dorris Fortson, a missionary in Africa, tells Elliott’s story, explaining terms like orphan and kangaroo style, and helps the reader to see through her descriptions just how tiny Elliott used to be so they can appreciate as he grows.
When I read the title I had to know who or what the Baked Potato Boy was.
This book is really sweet. The author has done a great job of turning a sad situation into a story of joy. I am very familiar with Neema House and their wonderful work. You can learn more about Neema House by going to their website, www.neemavillage.org. When you think about the fact that Baby Elliott only weighed 1.65# when he first came to Neema House, it is amazing that he survived because he wasn't in an incubator or a neonatal intensive care unit. The story gives insight into how children in other parts of the world live. I believe that children need to know that not every child has a mother and father and that regardless of what situation they are brought up in, they can still have joy and fulfill their dreams. All the proceeds from the book are going to help save children in Tanzania. I would encourage you to look at their website and meet the other Neema babies as their pictures and stories are all listed. Dorris is now working on her 6th children's book so look forward to more in the future.