It's Purim Time!
|Rating||:||4.49 (966 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||24 Pages|
"Five Stars" according to mary sharon. The whole series is terrific!. "A 2006 Notable Children's Book of Jewish Content" according to Heidi Rabinowitz. As with the others in Kropf's holiday series, this book is an excellent example of developmentally appropriate early childhood education. The activities depicted are fun and age-appropriate and the children appear genuinely engaged. We see plenty of individual and group hands-on activities. We see activities that children naturally connect with, such as dressing up and eating treats.
From School Library Journal PreS–Large, color photographs show students in a Jewish preschool participating in a variety of activities as they prepare to celebrate Purim. The craft project and a very brief explanation of the holiday are appended. Individual children are shown making a crown for King Ahashuerus, a beard for Mordechai, a necklace for Queen Esther, and a mustache for Haman. Groggers (noisemakers) are made from soda cans filled with birdseed and decorated with colored paper, stickers, and marker. All rights reserved. Purim offers an attractive, appealing introduction to a holiday that children love to celebrate.–Susan Scheps, Shaker Heights Public Library, OHCopyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. One or two simple sentences of text per page in extra-large type provide a caption for each photo. Others choose costumes from the dress-up corner. As the teacher
In the fifth of Kar-Ben's popular holiday series, preschoolers dress up and act out the story of Purim, make groggers (noise makers) and hamentaschen (three-cornered cookies), and deliver shalach manot (Purim treats).