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. A former librarian, she has lectured on topics relating to literacy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.