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.