Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Book Review: I'm Sorry, Grover : A Rosh Hashanah Tale by Tilda Balsley and Ellen Fischer, Illustrated by Tom Leigh

*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****
Grover tells the story of how his friend Brosh learns to become an even better friend in the Hebrew New Year. Brosh loses his wooly hat and he and Cookie Monster trace his steps from when he remembers having it last. He has been at different places and with different people across town. Brosh thinks someone has taken it, maybe even a friend of his. Children will be taught a Hebrew greeting associated with Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew New Year and what foods are eaten during the High Holidays.

A great story for children about the Hebrew New Year! It does a great job of showing how to try to solve a problem, retracing the steps of when Brosh remembered seeing his wooly cap last, and that jumping to conclusions is usually not the best route to take. It also models forgiveness and how people can move on past how they have hurt each other and remain friends.

Created for children ages 2-6 / grades PK-1

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a free copy of this book from Kar-Ben Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. 

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