My First Book of Kosher Animals

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By – August 21, 2014

This is a col­or­ful board book with bright, appeal­ing pic­tures fea­tur­ing an ani­mal scene on each dou­ble-page spread. The left-hand side shows the ani­mal in its habi­tat with an added line of infor­ma­tion on the page. The right-hand side has a close-up pic­ture of the ani­mal with the sound” the ani­mal makes spelled out below the pho­to. The twist here is that each pho­to is that of a kosher ani­mal, pre­sent­ing the start of a mini-les­son for tod­dlers about kashrut and its approach to life. Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 1 – 4.

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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