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Updated: 2011-10-01T18:01:31.375-07:00

 



Thanks! It's so nice to see a post on topics like...

2007-03-06T09:38:00.000-08:00

Thanks! It's so nice to see a post on topics like this. I just put Cakes and Miracles and The Mystery Bear on our reading list after reading your recommendation. (The latter reminds me of The Mystery Guest, a similar book about Hanukkah.)

The All-of-a-Kind Family books do have excellent holiday depictions - I should pull them out and read them with the kiddo before holidays. The Beni books aren't bad for Purim and other holidays, since they aren't of the "teach non-Jews all about the holiday" style, but actually have a bit of story themselves.

We love that Mordecai Gerstein book on Esther.

Any great Passover books to recommend, so I can get a jump on the holiday?



Oh! I forgot about those! Yeah, the depiction of P...

2007-03-05T18:41:00.000-08:00

Oh! I forgot about those! Yeah, the depiction of Purim in All-of-a-Kind Family is great. I didn’t think of it for this post on account of it not being a picture book.

Actually there's a whole other category of Jewish-holiday compendia, that cover the whole cycle of the year. There are Purim sections in all of those, but mostly they don't exactly make for a riveting storytime.



The only reason I know about Purim (coming as I do...

2007-03-05T17:01:00.000-08:00

The only reason I know about Purim (coming as I do from a culturally Jewish family with hardly any religious traditions), is because of reading the All of a Kind Family books.