Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Book Review: Talia and the Very Yum Kippur by Linda Elovitz Marshall, Illustrated by Francesca Assirelli

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

Talia is at her grandparents house and her grandmother invites her to help make a break-fast meal for Yom Kippur. Talia thinks they are making a breakfast meal for Yom Kippur, and not a break-the-fast meal. When Yom Kippur approaches, she is saddened that there is not a big breakfast meal that morning. Her grandmother explains to her why they didn't eat the big break-fast meal they prepared the day before and what Jewish people do on Yom Kippur.

As an adult, I liked reading/seeing how Talia and her grandmother prepared the Yom Kippur break-fast meal the day before, since Yom Kippur is a day Israelite people aren't supposed to prepare food on, from what I have learned. This story showed me that we have to be more specific sometimes when explaining things to children because they might not understand our meaning because they have learned other meanings about words/phrases that sound the same/similar to them. I wish that Talia and her grandmother could've gone to synagogue with the rest of her family during Yom Kippur but I think it's great that Talia was there to help her grandmother to do something important when the break-fast time arrived!

I think this book will give children an introduction or a refreshment in their learning about what Israelite people do on Yom Kippur.

Age Level: 3-8
Grade Level: PreK-2

My review= 5 out of 5 stars

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

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