Dream Big, Laugh Often: And More Great Advice from the Bible (Hardcover)
This clever, informative, and artful picture book from Hanoch Piven and Shira Hecht-Koller imagines what advice 14 Biblical figures would have given.
Feel your power. Trust the journey. Change and grow.
The Bible is full of stories that teach us to dream big, be curious, and be ourselves. And who better to learn these lessons from than Biblical characters themselves?
Dream Big, Laugh Often: And More Great Advice from the Bible contains portraits of 14 Biblical figures, brought to life with Hanoch Piven’s joyful and clever art made from found objects, including Abraham and Sarah, Moses and Miriam, David and Deborah and more.
Read, learn, play, search, and find! You’ll love studying each portrait and imagining what piece of advice each character from the Bible would offer.
Hanoch Piven is an award-winning illustrator, educator and seasoned creative instigator whose work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the world, such as Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, London Times, Der Spiegel and Israel's Haaretz. Books he has written and illutsrated include What Cats Are Made Of, My Best Friend Is As Sharp As a Pencil, and My Dog Is As Smelly As Dirty Socks. He lives alternatively in Jaffa, Israel and Barcelona, Spain and is usually surrounded by many boxes filled with junk objects.
Shira Hecht-Koller, coauthor of Dream Big, Laugh Often, is an educational entrepreneur, attorney, and writer, whose work has appeared in both scholarly and popular publications. She teaches and lectures widely on topics of creativity, family life, and Jewish texts and ideas. She lives in NYC with her adventurous clan and many books.
Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Books of the Year
“An unusual, fascinating blueprint for living a good, happy life . . . Readers and their grown-ups will examine, peruse, and discuss it all again and again, with some ideas remaining ever mysterious . . . An amazing, joyous achievement.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Beautifully conceived . . . Filled with creativity and joy, this book may inspire young readers to dig deeper into Jewish lore and learn more about their multi-layered and priceless heritage.” —Jewish Book Council
“An ingenious romp through the Old Testament, updated for a new generation.” —PRINT, The Daily Heller