CBR15Passport New Author
From kneading dough to gathering with family, we have a Challah Day. What is Challah? It is a bread for the Friday night Shabbat dinner. I did not know this, but learned about it, the culture of the family and the fun and love this family has in Charlotte Offsay’s story. Overall, this is a simple story of family and how they come together. It does not matter the holiday we celebrate; we all have these traditions and it Offsay shows us how we are the same. Jason Kirschner adds humor to it all with a lively family and colorful, happy illustrations.
The story is a nice one. It is a great addition to teach about other holidays than what we tend to be used to, or to compliment your own family and the traditions it has for that special night, or any special event.
I read this online via a reader copy, as the book is not due until August 2023 but I am already sharing it with my friends. I know when it comes out, I will be donating copies to my local library and see if the local synagogue might be interested. It might seem simple, but it packs a big punch and I am excited to let people know. I liked that the story is accessible to all people no matter your religious background. And I like it is accessible to all ages. It can grow with the child or be adapted to fit a younger audience. There is extra fun at the end of the book.