When It’s Purim

Edie Stoltz Zokolow­er; Barb Björn­son, illus.
  • Review
By – January 13, 2012
When peo­ple think of eat­ing haman­taschen (what Edie Stoltz Zokolow­er defines as Haman’s hat) dur­ing the hol­i­day of Purim, most would spec­u­late rac­coons, skunks, and owls would not be digest­ing or cook­ing these cook­ies. How­ev­er, all of these events strange­ly do hap­pen in this fun board book for tod­dlers. This book does not cov­er the his­tor­i­cal hol­i­day of Purim — it’s all about the treats. The bright car­toon – styled illus­tra­tions with ani­mals dressed up in cos­tumes (and kip­pot!) are appeal­ing and joy­ous. Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 18 mos – 3.

Read­ing Guide

Ben Patscam is a librar­i­an at the Shalom School in Sacra­men­to, CA. He hopes one day­to meet his besh­ert and that she fits into his life as well as the kip­pot Zel­da makes in the­book he reviewed

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