Synopses & Reviews
Here is the world, ever changing and new,
Spinning with joy at the wonder of you!
Here Is the World is a joyous celebration of the Jewish holidays throughout the year for young children. Beginning with the weekly observance of Shabbat, readers join a family through the holidays and the corresponding seasons. From sounding the shofar on Rosh Hashanah to lighting the menorah for Chanukah to rattling a grogger for Purim, and on through the Jewish year, the joy and significance of each holiday beautifully come to life.In addition to the narrative text, there is a description of each holiday in the back matter along with an easy craft or recipe.
Praise for Here is the World
andquot;Both lovely and eminently useful.andquot;
andquot;Illustrating the change of seasons, Galandrsquo;s charcoal and digital collage images effervesce with cheery colors, moving from the radiant gold, yellows, and reds of autumn to the greens and blues of springandmdash;with a stop in snowy winter for Chanukah, of course.andquot;
andquot;A distinctive and welcome addition.andquot;
andquot;These warm illustrations and cheery verses will likely build anticipation all year long.andquot;
Introduces Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Simhat Torah, Hanukkah, Tu Bishva, Purim, Passover, and Shavuot.
This wonderful charmingly illustrated book celebrates Jewish holidays all year long. From Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, to Sukkot, the celebration of the harvest, to Hanukkah, the festival of lights, this is the perfect book for families to enjoy together.
About the Author
Leslandeacute;a Newman is the author of more than 50 books for adults and children, including Abramsandrsquo; The Eight Nights of Chanukah
and A Sweet Passover
, which were PJ Library selections. She lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Susan Galandrsquo;s childrenandrsquo;s books have received starred reviews and other accolades, including a Kirkus Reviews
Best of Childrenandrsquo;s Books and a School Library Journal
Best Book of the Year.and#160;She lives in Berkeley, California.and#160;