The Very Crowd­ed Sukkah

Leslie Kim­mel­man; Bob McMa­hon, illus.
  • Review
By – February 14, 2014

Leslie Kim­mel­man and Bob McMa­hon have gift­ed us with a new pic­ture book which reminds us that a sukkah is a cozy, welcom­ing, warm, hos­pitable, love­ly place to be. It shel­ters a Jew­ish fam­i­ly for eight joy­ous days and in the in-between hours, well, who knows…maybe a whole world full of fur­ry, fuzzy, crawly, flut­tery friends, as well. Bright, expres­sive, col­or­ful illus­tra­tions enhance a sim­ple, charm­ing sto­ry which make us long for few more hours under the schach sur­round­ed by hang­ing fruits and veg­eta­bles and accom­panied by hap­py human and ani­mal friends. A note at the end edu­cates about the hol­i­day. Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 6 and up.

Michal Hoschan­der Malen is the edi­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A for­mer librar­i­an, she has lec­tured on top­ics relat­ing to lit­er­a­cy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.

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