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This book enables children to develop an understanding about life in different cultures.
For the bloopers I'm docking it a star, but it's still a great story and I highly recommend it to both Jews and gentiles.
Polacco is a masterful storyteller and her books are filled with memorable characters and a lot of emotion.
Loved this book when our (Afro-Jewish) kids were young, and happy to find it for the grand kids...now I find it a bit dated, stereotypic, and optimistic and sweet as we were back... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Brigga Näherin
Mrs. Katz was "such a person!" A Jewish immigrant from Warsaw, Poland, she came to America to make a new life. Read morePublished 5 months ago by cathairetic
There is nothing of Mrs. Polacco I don't like. She is a gifted story teller. My students love to hear her stories.Published 12 months ago by justamom
A lovely tale of learning to appreciate each other for our difference in age and ethnicity. Probably a first-second grade self-reading book. Interest level through third grade. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Grandparent in Colorado