Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Book Review: Mitzi’s Mitzvah by Gloria Koster, Illustrated by Holli Conger

*****This review is meant for parents, teachers, and other people that work with children to read.*****

A family is going to visit some people at Shalom Home to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Hebrew New Year. Mitzi the mitzvah pup has to wait outside while all the fun is going on. Mitzi looks in the window sadly while the people she wants to be with are having so much fun. She is rescued from her sadness when someone allows her inside and she provides the attention and affection that dogs provide the best to people, making a joyous Rosh Hashanah much more joyful. 

I believe that pets are a part of the family, which this story clearly shows. When the family Mitzi travels to Shalom House with goes inside without her she feels sad. I think it was great that someone sensed Mitzi’s sadness from being separated from the family and allowed her inside. I know allowing dogs inside public places is not something that happens very often, but it was good in this case so that Mitzi could be included in the family’s Rosh Hashanah festivities. The story also does a good job of showing that we should make an effort to visit our family members and friends that are living in assisted living centers and retirement homes and include them in the festivities as well. 

My rating= 5 out of 5 stars

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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