Chil­dren’s

Shak­ing in the Shack (YaYa & YoYo Series, Book 2)

  • Review
By – May 13, 2013

This sec­ond book in the YaYa and YoYo series focus­es on the hol­i­day of Sukkot. The Sil­ver twins pre­pare for the hol­i­day with their fam­i­ly and their Hebrew school class, cel­e­brate their birth­days, adopt a lost pup­py, play pranks on each oth­er and have an all around good time. Along the way, they learn and grow, teach­ing their non-Jew­ish and less obser­vant Jew­ish friends about Sukkot and about Jew­ish obser­vance, in general.

This is a light­heart­ed romp for mid­dle read­ers with some sub­stan­tial mes­sages sub­tly worked into the fun. There are no heavy dilem­mas resolved here but there are plen­ty of sol­id Jew­ish val­ues addressed through­out. Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 8 – 12.

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Michal Hoschan­der Malen is the edi­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s young adult and chil­dren’s book reviews. She has lec­tured on a vari­ety of top­ics relat­ing to chil­dren and books and her great­est joy is read­ing to her grand­chil­dren on both sides of the ocean. Michal lives in Great Neck, NY and Efrat, Israel.

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