SUKKOT TREASURE HUNT by Allison Ofanansky

SUKKOT TREASURE HUNT

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Age Range: 4 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

Clear, colorful photographs follow a young family’s quest to find all the “four species” (from the Hebrew arba minim) used to celebrate the holiday of Sukkot, the harvest holiday observed with the symbolic use of the branches of a palm, willow and myrtle tree and the Middle Eastern citrus fruit etrog. Because these are plants that naturally grow in Israel, the family takes a hike near their home in Tzefat to see if they can harvest them rather than buy them at the market. The spirit of the holiday’s significance is captured throughout the family’s outing, which is treated as a treasure hunt and which successfully culminates in a meal in the family’s Sukkah, the outside hut families create for the week-long celebration. Reading daughter Aravah’s first-person account, children will identify with the fun and wonder of her discoveries as her parents guide and instruct each step of the search. A realistic and eco-friendly perspective of both simple Israeli life and the holiday. Holiday explanation and Fun Facts included. (Picture book. 4-6)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8225-8763-7
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Kar-Ben
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2009




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