Pen­guin Rosh Hashanah

Jen­nifer Tzivia MacLeod
  • Review
By – March 30, 2015

It isn’t easy for a young pen­guin to pre­pare for Rosh Hashanah. He has some of the same issues that many chil­dren do — ask­ing for­give­ness, get­ting along with friends — and some that are unique to the Antarc­tic — no bees to make hon­ey, no trees to grow apples. This short, sweet book, com­plete with pen­guin pho­tographs and an origa­mi craft project is per­fect for read­ing with a young child before Rosh Hashana to bring up and dis­cuss what the Jew­ish New Year, for­give­ness, and cel­e­brat­ing the hol­i­day are all about. A unique twist on the top­ic, this book is frosty and fun.

Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 3 – 6.

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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