The Magic Pickle is an unimaginative comic book story of evil vegetables that want to take over the world. They are thwarted by a super-enhanced Pickle and his preteen human sidekick. The only thing remotely Jewish about this inane story is that the pickle is a KOSHER dill. The comic is full of puns and sophomoric humor, but has no tam. Not recommended. Ages 7 – 10.
Susan Dubin was the first librarian honored with a Milken Family Foundation Jewish Educator Award. She is the owner/director of Off-the-Shelf Library Services and library instructional consultant at Valley Beth Shalom Day School in Encino, CA.