Leslie Kimmelman and Bob McMahon have gifted us with a new picture book which reminds us that a sukkah is a cozy, welcoming, warm, hospitable, lovely place to be. It shelters a Jewish family for eight joyous days and in the in-between hours, well, who knows…maybe a whole world full of furry, fuzzy, crawly, fluttery friends, as well. Bright, expressive, colorful illustrations enhance a simple, charming story which make us long for few more hours under the schach surrounded by hanging fruits and vegetables and accompanied by happy human and animal friends. A note at the end educates about the holiday. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
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.