This lovely illustrated book inspires a poem: Every season wears its colors/Spring’s greens emerge gently, peeping forth from tender branches /Summer bursts through in pinks and yellows, and leaves turn brilliant green. / Fall advertises its arrival with tawny rust when Sukkot approaches, /Leaves of crimson, brittle as paper are splashed with gold. / Trees yield their nuts to squirrels who secrete them so no one else sees.
And … here come the children, pumpkins towed in their wagon. /Fall descending; evenings cool. /Build the sukkah, our home in the fields! /Nestle in your arms, the “Four Species.” / Hail the colors of autumn; it is Sukkot!
Paper loops of orange and gold float over our heads while we sleep under the stars, shielded by woven leaves.
This is the most perfect picture book for Sukkot. It is styled for children; simple but suitable for ages 3 to 83. It is perfect for children and it feels like a second childhood for adults who share it with them.