Kay­la and Kugel’s Sil­ly Sukkot

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By – September 18, 2023

In this new pic­ture book, Kay­la and her live­ly pup Kugel return for anoth­er delight­ful romp filled with hol­i­day spir­it. This time, the two young charm­ers are prepar­ing for Sukkot: they build a sukkah, set the table, make dec­o­ra­tions, and wel­come guests. As the hol­i­day arrange­ments come togeth­er, Kay­la and Kugel share many impor­tant details, all of which are impor­tant to know when build­ing a sukkah. They present the his­to­ry of Sukkot in acces­si­ble, easy-to-under­stand lan­guage and instill in the read­er a sense of hol­i­day excite­ment and fun.

In an author’s note, Koff­sky presents some top­ics to think about and dis­cuss dur­ing the hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tions and sug­gests ways to enhance the experience.

The art is, as always, a delight. Through cap­ti­vat­ing col­ors, Kay­la, Kugel, and their fam­i­ly come to life. This is a won­der­ful book about a hol­i­day that is filled to the brim with joy.

Michal Hoschan­der Malen is the edi­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A for­mer librar­i­an, she has lec­tured on top­ics relat­ing to lit­er­a­cy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.

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