I Go To a Wedding

Rik­ki Benenfeld
  • Review
By – January 16, 2012

I Go to a Wed­ding is a young child’s first look at a Jew­ish wed­ding. Benen­feld does a good job incor­po­rat­ing all the new vocab­u­lary words that obser­vant chil­dren will hear dur­ing the course of the sim­cha. All parts of the wed­ding cel­e­bra­tion are cov­ered, with sim­ple expla­na­tions. The sen­tences rhyme and the lan­guage is uncom­pli­cat­ed, just at the right lev­el for a preschool­er. The sim­ple, bright­ly col­ored illus­tra­tions have some child appeal, and include real­is­tic details, like a mechitzah at the recep­tion. The tar­get audi­ence for this book is the obser­vant Jew­ish community

Rachel Ros­ner is the Direc­tor of the Jew­ish Book Fes­ti­val in Rochester, NY. She also runs Jew­ish Fam­i­ly Pro­grams for the JCC, and has worked there since 1994. She holds a degree in Ear­ly Child­hood Edu­ca­tion from Syra­cuse University.

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