Author(s): Amy-Jill Levine
"One sheep makes a difference. Without her something is missing. Now my flock is complete."Oh, no! The man is missing his sheep! The woman is missing her coin! The father is missing his son! Can you help them find what they are looking for?Who Counts? is a creative retelling of three popular parables: the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the prodigal son. As young readers count to help the characters find what's missing, Who Counts? teaches that every one of us counts in God's eyes and that everyone should feel counted. The stories are beautifully illustrated with modern-day characters and a diversity of ethnicities so that all children will be able to see themselves in the stories.
Amy-Jill Levine is E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University. For more details on the parables, see her Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. Sandy Eisenberg Sasso is the Director of Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Initiative at Butler University. She is Rabbi Emerita of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck and an author of many award-winning children's books. Margaux Meganck is a freelance artist and children's book illustrator in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.