A Sweet Introduction to Apples and Jewish Holidays
Apples, apples all year round
juicy, fresh, and yummy.
Apples, apples, sweet new year,
apples dipped in honey.
Coming August 2!
This tasty tour through the Jewish holidays introduces young children to Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Purim, Passover, and Shavuot. Colorful collage illustrations feature a variety of friendly woodland animals enjoying each holiday.
"Apples have been special to the Jewish people since ancient times," write authors Barbara Bietz and June Sobel. "Sweet and juicy, apples are part of Jewish holiday celebrations throughout the year. Sharing holiday meals and preparing recipes together creates meaningful family traditions."
Teacher Guide available for free download at behrmanhouse.com
Barbara Bietz is an award-winning author and the creator of the website www.JewishBooksforKids.com where she interviews authors, illustrators, editors, and more. Barbara is a former chair of the Sydney Taylor Book Awards committee (Association of Jewish Libraries). When she isn’t writing, Barbara enjoys playing guitar and building dollhouses. She lives with her family in Southern California.
June Sobel loves picture books for the way they awaken the wonder of words in children and keep the child alive in adults. Creating books for very young pre-readers is her passion. She is the author of more than 10 picture books, including the best-selling The Goodnight Train series. June enjoys exploring the world, hiking, and photography.