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.