Every Wednesday I’ll share the best of what I have been reading. Old books, new books, red books, blue books. Books that have found a place on my shelves and in my heart.
Books will be grouped into three categories: Recommended, Highly Recommended, and You must read this. Add your thoughts in the comment section.
Title: The World's Birthday : A Rosh Hashanah Story
Author: Barbara Diamond Goldin
Illustrator: Jeanette Winter
Publisher’s Summary: Anticipating the forthcoming celebrations of Rosh Hashanah, young Daniel learns that Rosh Hashanah is to commemorate the world's birthday and decides to throw the entire world a great big party.
Picture Book: 32 pages
Favorite quote: Daniel loved Rosh Hashanah. He would wear his new clothes for the holiday. On the way to synagogue, he would step on the fallen leaves, crunch, crunch. He could almost hear the sound of the shofar, the horn the cantor blew, calling, "wake up! Wake up!" Best of all, everyone in his neighborhood would stop to wish him a good New Year.
Pub. Date: August 1, 1995
Other books by the same author: A Mountain of Blintzes , Fire!: The Beginnings of the Labor Movement (Once Upon America, Cakes and Miracles : A Purim Tale
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