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Book Review | Gershon’s Monster
by Eric A. Kimmel

Score: 5

Illustrated by John J. Muth © 2000, Scholastic, Inc. For the most part, we try to be on our best behavior throughout the year. We remember to say please and thank you. We speak kindly of and to others. We tell the truth. Of course, everyone makes an occasional mistake, and when we do we [...]

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Book Review | Sukkot Treasure Hunt
by Allison Ofanansky

Score: 3

Photographs by Eliyahu Alpern © 2011, Kar-Ben Publishing. How much fun would it be to take the children on a hike and look for and pick the willow, myrtle and palm branch for your very own lulav? What would it be like to pick bay leaves for your soup pot, grapes or dates for your [...]

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Book Review | Greater than Gold and Silver
by Rav Naftali Ehrmann

Score: 3

Adapted and Illustrated by Chedvah Rubin © 2009, Feldheim Publishers This beautiful story reveals, the true meaning, and consequences, of performing a mitvah with real intention or kavanah.  Reb Itzik is a poor peddler who loves Sukkot and above all observing the mitvah of having a perfect etrog during the holiday. When one year he [...]

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Book Review | Afikomen Mambo
by Rabbi Joe Black

Score: 3.5

Illustrated by Linda Prater Score: 3.5 © 2011, Kar-Ben Publishing. Once again, Rabbi Joe Black allows one of his songs to come alive in the pages of a book (Boker Tov! Good Morning!) Just in time for Passover, our children will be dancing to a Latin rhythm as they get ready for the Seder and [...]

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Book Review | The Little Red Hen and the Passover Matzah
by Leslie Kimmelman

Score: 4.0

Illustrated by Paul Meisel Score: 4.0 © 2010, Holiday House, Inc. This charming retelling of the classic Little Red Hen story, has Ms. Hen trying to prepare for her Passover Seder. First, she needs to make her matzah. Seeking help from her barnyard friends for the planting, harvesting, milling and baking of the matzah gets [...]

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