- File Size: 5152 KB
- Print Length: 32 pages
- Publisher: Two Lions (November 6, 2012)
- Publication Date: November 6, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007TX34S6
- Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,222,987 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Better-Than-Best Purim Kindle Edition
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|Age Level: 3 - 7|
|Grade Level: P - 2|
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The book's illustrations are uncomplicated and get the story across. The story is about a woman who asks her cat, dog and parrot to help her make the hamantaschen, but they are too busy. Turns out they are busy preparing for a Purim party. They eventually all celebrate. Other points I appreciated was that the book shows that they all helped clean up afterward. My favorite part was that in the corner of the last page you can see a mishloach manot basket and a donation to an animal shelter. Nicely made points that make this a lovely Purim present. Oh, and the author includes a hamantaschen recipe at the end (the more common cookie type of hamantaschen, not the bread dough type).
In the story she asks the different pets in the home for help and each says they can't because they're too busy. However, there is a bit of a surprise ending, as it turns out all the pets are actually decorating the living room as a surprise for the Granny and the celebration.
It's a sweet little story with a happy ending.
Actually, there is much more to the story than this, but I don't want to ruin the book. The book is really good and cozy.
This book is "Jewish", and I had to look up some of the words, as I had no idea what they were. I enjoy reading books of different cultures, especially Jewish, because the Bibles talks so much about them. (By the way, I had no idea this book was "Jewish"; I just chose it at random.)
It is good to read to your kid(s), at bedtime and at other times. In fact, I recommend it, as they grow up way too fast. Read to them TODAY!!! There are lots of good books out there to read to them, and this particular book is one you can read to them.
I smiled all the way through the book. The first and last pages also hold a treasure -- the first page defines Purim, Brave Esther, the kind King, Villainous Haman, and the custom of making LOTS of noise during the celebration of Purim, whenever Haman's name is mentioned. The last page of this book has a recipe for Hamantaschen! A great way to end the book - make Hamantaschen!
In terms of "supplemental features," the book has a intro page that contains a multi-paragraph introduction to what Purim is and the particulars of its celebration. Given the brevity of the story, this background adds a lot of value to the book. An additional element that adds value is the recipe for Hamantaschen to cook up with your own little baker! The recipe yields several dozen cookies and can be cut in half for a smaller family.
The pictures in the book are as cute as the story. Kids (& adults) of all ages will enjoy the drawings.
"The Better-Than-Best Purim" book is a selection of the PJ Library. The PJ Library brings Jewish music and literature to children and provides them free to many communities.
The short version is this - a woman asks her pets for help making hamantaschen for Purim. They claim to be too busy, and their excuses get more outlandish as the story goes on. (One animal claims to be going to Peru.) When the woman is done, she's upset that her pets were too busy to help, but discovers that they were setting up a Purim party for all of their friends, and everyone has a great time celebrating. Plus, the animals help clean up.
This is a very cute story with plenty of words. It'll have kids laughing as the book progresses and happy at the end.
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