This is a rhyming book in which youngsters are encouraged to imagine the absurd. Zeegel’s book is reminiscent of Dr. Seuss but with a Jewish element. The first time a Jewish name is mentioned, youngsters’ ears will perk up as the Jewish connection is unexpected and fun. Jewish and natural elements are intertwined — on one page you are told to imagine if snow was not cold and a shofar was too heavy to hold. The moral of the natural world is, “Hashem made it perfect,/ We all know that’s true/For him and for her,/For me…/And for you.”
Illustrations are fun and bright. The imaginative is portrayed in exceptional color with funny depictions and incorporates the rhyme, for example a pictures shows ants drinking lemonade with ice while playing with dice.
Recommended for ages 3 – 8.