Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Book Review: Sadie's Lag Ba'Omer Mystery by Jamie Korngold, Illustrated by Julie Fortenberry

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

Sadie and Ori search through their books and cannot find any information about the Lag Ba’Omer Jewish holiday after their grandfather tells them about the upcoming holiday. They begin to ask people that they know and put together all the information about what the holiday is about. Then their grandfather reveals to them the reason for the holiday. Even though it is considered a minor Jewish holiday, Sadie and Ori’s family decide to celebrate it, putting Sadie and Ori’s education about the holiday into action.

Sadie and Ori’s curiosity helped them to find the answers that they needed about the Lag Ba’Omer holiday. I liked how that they noticed that there is a full moon at the start of some Jewish holidays, even though the Lag Ba’Omer holiday didn’t fall on a day that there would be a full moon. It was interesting to see what Jewish people do on this holiday and what kind of foods they eat on this holiday also.

This book is a great way to educate children about a Jewish holiday that isn't celebrated as much as the major ones. 

Marketed for ages Ages 2-6, Grades PreK-3

My review = 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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