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But Perhaps, Just Maybe... (Paperback)

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By Tuvia Dikman Oro
Imprint: Green Bean Books
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781784387365
Published: 15th December 2021



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But perhaps, just maybe." suggested Hedgehog, "Mr Billy Goat saw a big hole in the road and sealed it off so no one would fall in.'

A beautifully-illustrated picture book for young readers, that teaches children to have the patience to look past annoyances, and not judge people too quickly.

Duck and Hedgehog wheel their broken bicycles to Mrs. Hoopoe's Bicycle Shop to their flat tyres fixed. Suddenly, Cat whizzes past them on her motorcycle, leaving Duck and Hedgehog choking on clouds of dust. Duck is annoyed, but Hedgehog suggests that maybe Cat is rushing off to see her injured sister.

Afterwards, Duck and Hedgehog have to navigate around a rock rolled into the street by Mr. Billy Goat. Once again, Duck is irritated, but Hedgehog wonders if Mr. Billy Goat was trying to fill a pothole in the road. When Duck and Hedgehog, tired and hungry, want to snack on raspberries along the way, they discover that Mrs. Fox has picked all the fruit.

Duck is understandably grumpy, but Hedgehog imagines Mrs. Fox might have picked the berries to share with friends. Finally, at Mrs. Bird’s Bicycle Shop, Duck and Hedgehog catch up with Cat, Mr. Billy Goat and Mrs. Fox.

As everyone enjoys raspberry juice together, Duck realises that Hedgehog was right all along, and that his friends each had good reasons for unintentionally creating the earlier problems!

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Interesting story of two friends who went out biking, when both got bicycle problems. On their way to the repair shop, they met friends who didn't really do something to help them. One friend grumbles, while the other counters with positive thinking. A really good read with a good moral of the story.

NetGalley, Jo Clairefontaine

What a cute little book! There are always reasons for why things happen. We can be selfish, especially when its something that can inconvenience us, but there are things that we are not always aware of.
Join these friends as they encounter some problems that can be seen as a problem - and one friend who looks for other reasons as to why they are happening.

A great short book for kids! I loved this one!

NetGalley, Rebecca Hill

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely loved this book. The pictures were so bright and engaging. I really liked the style. The story was unique and flowed well. I loved that duck was grumpy and that hedgehog was always looking on the bright side. So cute!

NetGalley, Julie Valora

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is a great book that teaches kids and adults to not judge people before you get to know them. I really enjoyed this and the cute little illustrations of animals are wonderful.

NetGalley, Kaitlyn Waller

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

What a great book! It is such a fun story. A pessimist and an optimist walk together and this is the result. A subtle reminder to look at things in a positive light and not everything is as it seems. Made me giggle. 5 stars

NetGalley, Susan Underbrink

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Duck and hedgehog discover their bikes have got flat tires, so they set out on a long walk to the bicycle shop. On their way, they meet a number of animals. While duck makes assumptions about their intentions and character, hedgehog reminds duck not to judge them too quickly.

This book is beautifully illustrated with lovely, detailed pictures. I enjoyed the message it sends. Truly a lovely book to remind or teach children not to judge too quickly.

NetGalley, Valerie Amann

Accompanied by beautiful illustrations, this story teaches the picture book crowd that things are not always what they seem and with a little patience what first appeared annoying might turn out OK in the end.

NetGalley, Pat Trattles

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This is a lovely book about seeing the positives in others and giving the benefit of the doubt.

Duck finds everything and everyone annoying but hedgehog suggests that maybe there is a reason for their behaviour.

This is an important lesson for all of us.

I related to both duck and hedgehog (maybe more with duck). It’s so easy for us all to jump to conclusions and it’s important that we teach children that sometimes we make mistakes with what we think and that it’s ok to admit we were wrong.

NetGalley, Victoria Davies

This story has a great little message about the power of postponing judgement and always assuming the best. I can see my children really benefitting from it.

NetGalley, Amanda Murphy

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very clever way to show children to assume nothing; to give people the benefit of the doubt. It’s healthy to have a positive outlook and believe the best about your friends. Good thing the friends weren’t aware of duck’s negative attitude. Great story and one that should be read often.

NetGalley, Mary Antzak

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This book had me saying “awwww, how nice” at the end! Duck and Hedgehog are best friends. However, they have two different attitudes toward life. This book is about how they went for a bike ride one day and found they both had a flat tire. So they went to get the tires fixed. On the ways some things happen and well, you have to read the book to find out what “But perhaps, just maybe” means!

As an adult this book was a good lesson for me as well as my kiddo because sometimes I forget what the book teaches us. Sometimes we like to assume the negative thing, when it’s really a positive thing.

NetGalley, Kate Alexander

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

What a fun story about animals that seem to be doing very rude things, but are in fact helping others. It's a great way to teach kids not to jump to conclusions. I would highly recommend it. The title is great, too.

NetGalley, Todd Patrick

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

But Perhaps, Just Maybe by Tuva Dikman Oreo is a wonderful book for readers under 7 or for teachers to share with a class or for parents and carers to read to their children. It tells the tale of Duck and Hedgehog heading to the bicycle repair shop when they witness three different events that Duck considers to be selfish but “ open-minded “ Hedgehog question s whether the action might have more positive meanings. By the end of the story Duck learns that all that you see shouldn’t be instantly judged and that friends can be doing wonderful things that aren’t immediately recognised. In a world of much negativity and use with young learners and readers to build up their understanding of friendship and the actions that people take may not be as they appear. The illustrations are lovely and comical too but don’t detract from the message. A wonderful book that I will recommend highly to colleagues

NetGalley, Stephen Richard

About Tuvia Dikman Oro

Tuvia Dikman Oro lives in a small village in the Galilee, in a place where a stream opens up and you can see the sea and also, in the distance, an ancient fortress. He prepares honey and sweet, healthy spreads. He has three children. And he loves electric guitars. This is his first book for children.
Menahem Halberstadt began to draw in school, scribbling in notebooks and creating funny creatures and characters. Since school, all of his work has been inspired by his interests as a creator, to create worlds of characters with emotions and stories. 
Halberstadt studied painting and drawing under the instruction of the famous Israeli artists Leonid Balaklav and Aram Gershuni. Following this, he studied animation at the Betzalel Academy and graphic design at Hadassah Academic College, Jerusalem. Halberstadt now works as an illustrator with a number of publishing houses in Israel. He lives in Israel with his wife and four children.
His other books for Green Bean include Basket Full of FigsIn the Market of Zakrobat and The Donkey and the Garden.

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