Tu B’She­vat Is Coming!

Tra­cy New­man; Viviana Garo­foli, illus.
  • Review
By – February 7, 2018

Tu B’She­vat Is Com­ing! by Tra­cy New­man; Viviana Garo­foli, illus. | Jew­ish Book Coun­cil

How bet­ter to intro­duce young chil­dren to Tu B’She­vat, the birth­day of the trees, than through col­or­ful pic­tures that show what the hol­i­day is all about?

In this col­or­ful board book, a child can see a young fam­i­ly plant­i­ng trees, feed­ing birds, and fill­ing plates with the tra­di­tion­al figs, nuts and dates. Each page repeats the phrase Tu B’She­vat is com­ing” until the hol­i­day final­ly arrives and is prop­er­ly cel­e­brat­ed with out­door fun.

This book, part of a series that intro­duces dif­fer­ent Jew­ish hol­i­days, is a love­ly teach­ing tool that can be used both at home and in preschool pro­grams. This selec­tion, like the oth­ers in the series, is both appeal­ing and edu­ca­tion­al­ly sound.

Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 1 to 5.

Marge Kaplan is a retired Eng­lish as a Sec­ond Lan­guage teacher. She is a con­sul­tant for the children’s lit­er­a­ture group for the Roseville, MN school sys­tem and is a sto­ry­teller of Jew­ish tales.

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