Monday, July 28, 2014

Book Review: Apple Days: A Rosh Hashanah Story by Allison Sarnoff Soffer, Illustrated by Bob McMahon

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

The students in Katy’s class are asked what they are looking forward to this Rosh Hashanah and Katy replies “Applesauce”. It’s not just any kind of applesauce that she is looking forward to; it’s the kind that she and her mom make on their own together. Katy is very excited about her and her mom’s apple picking day that is approaching but something happens to cause her mom to have to cancel, even though it’s a good reason. The people Katy told about her apple picking day soon hear the word that it is canceled and lend her a lot of help so she will be able to make applesauce with her father in time for Rosh Hashanah.

This book will educate children about how Jewish people make and eat applesauce during Rosh Hashanah, and how fun it can be to make it and give some away to people during Rosh Hashanah. The illustrations really bring out the story very well. I liked how they showed the people that Katy told about her apple picking day and how they also showed those people coming along to help her so she could make the applesauce. I really liked that there is a recipe in the back of the book as well, which an adult would need to come alongside to help children make.

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. 

Apple Days is available August 2014:

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