Saturday, August 5, 2017


Age Range: 3 and up 
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Jewish Publication Society; 1st edition (1991)

In CELEBRATIONS: Our Jewish Holidays (Jewish Publication Society. $14.95. Ages 3 to 6), written and illustrated by Melanie Hope Greenberg, three or four short sentences on each double-page spread tell about a holiday, from Shabbat to Tishah B'Ab. The illustrations are sweet and include a shofar, a Torah, a synagogue, a menorah, an Israeli flag, all the signs and symbols of Jewish life. The text seems appropriate for very young children, although parents may want to elaborate as their children respond. This useful book serves as a good introduction to the religious seasons as they are experienced by an observant Jewish family.        

"You will get a kick out of this. I am weeding the Judaism books, and I opened this cute little orange book and saw a 1992 acquisition date, and thought eww this should go, and then looked further and thought 'how cute, and the pages look almost brand new - we will keep it after all' and then read the author”  - Adelaide Miller Rowe, Librarian, IL