Young children learn about the holiday of Shavuos through rhyming couplets and colorful pictures with a fun lift-the-flap feature in this latest book in Hachai’s holiday series. The books features concepts pertaining to the holiday such as receiving the Torah at Sinai, the custom of decorating with flowers, the importance of hearing the Ten Commandments read out loud in the synagogue, the concept of all Jews having been spiritually present at the giving of the Torah, the custom of staying up all night to learn, the eating of customary dairy foods, remembering the special biblical figures of King David, Ruth and Naomi who connect to the holiday in important ways and above all, incorporating Torah into daily life.
Bonus questions and answers and a glossary of terms are included for additional learning. The book can be used at home or in preschool settings and is 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.