Sunday, December 31, 2017

Book Review: Sadie's Snow Tu B'Shevat by Jamie Korngold, Illustrated by Julie Fortenberry

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

Sadie wants to plant a tree on Tu B'Shevat but the weather is too wintry for it grow. She asks some of her family members what to do but they explain to her that it is too cold to plant a tree. She finally gets the answer she needs from her grandma that in Israel it is spring and the right time for tree planting. Her grandma has a great idea of how Sadie can plant something during the wintry weather that is happening where she lives. She tells Sadie what she used to do when she was little, which was to plant parsley on Tu B'Shevat in pots and put it on the windowsill. Sadie decides to do this and sees her small plant sprout up a little bit at a time, just in time for Pesach (Passover).

I like how the holiday of Tu B'Shevat is explained during this story and it also explains the difference in the weather during the time of the holiday in Israel and where the setting is in the book. It also explains what Sadie will need to plant her new tree (or something like a tree), there is only a small number of things that she will need. I like that the parsley that Sadie planted had a use after it had sprouted since parsley is often used during Pesach.

An interesting story that will plants seeds about the Tu B'Shevat holiday for children that can be read at any time of the year!

My review= 5 out of 5 years

I received this book free for the purpose of reviewing it.


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