Here is the World: A Book of Jewish Holidays
by Lesléa Newman
illustrated by Susan Gal
Absolutely spilling over with Jewish festivals and ceremonies (eleven in total!), from a Naming Ceremony to Shavuot. Follow a family (and the seasons) as they feast on Rosh Hashanah apples and honey, build a sukkah of figs and twigs for Sukkot, shake goggers for Purim, hand out Haggadahs for Passover. Strong rhymes and soft illustrations full of pumpkin and burnt orange colours. Comes with a thorough description of Jewish customs and holidays at the back as well as related crafts and recipes: make a challah cover! And noodle kugel! Both author and illustrator are past recipients of National Jewish Book Awards. Age 3-6, Paperback 44pp
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