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Boom who feeds his letter into a paper shredder which he has
mistakenly purchased as a letter opener. More appeal as an adult
social satire than as a picture book for children, (ages 9 and up)
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K ’ton ton on an island in the sea.
Illus. by
Michael Berenstain. Phila., Jewish Publication Society, 1976. 96 p.
K’tonton must not only survive on the island, but find a way
to observe his religious beliefs and practices. Weilerstein’s style
is rather too sweet and sugary, but K’tonton is a good teaching
tool to instruct the youngest children in ways of Jewish tradition,
(ages 7-10)
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A v i names his price.
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Bracha Sorotzkin.
New York, Jerusalem, Feldheim, 1976, 23 p.
A little boy cleans out his closet for Passover and decides to sell
all of his collections. When he finds no buyers he is persuaded
by his father to collect something whose value will endure—like
mitzvah cards! Poorly written and didactic, but with charming
brightly colored illus. (ages 6-10)
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Judah and Yoni.
Illus. by Barbara Leventhal Stern.
New York, Aura Publishing Co., 1976. 32 p.
Judah and Yoni are brothers who experience the Jewish holi­
days and learn more of the beauties and joys of Jewish living
from each yom tov over a period of a year. Definitely a teaching
vehicle, but a very pleasant and effective one.
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I t could always be worse; a Y iddish fo lk ta le .
by author. New York, Farrar, Straus 8c Giroux, 1977. 27 p.
A good story worth repeating (Marilyn Hirsh did the same in
1974) about the poor unfortunate man living with wife, mother
and 6 children in a one room hut, who appeals to the rabbi for
help and gets unusual advice. Zemach’s scenes, full of commotion
and vigor, are the perfect complement, (ages 6-8)
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W., ed.
An ti-Sem itism in Europe: sources of the
New York, Behrman, 1976. 110 p. Paperbound.
A chronicle of Jewish disabilities and persecution in Western
Europe from the Emancipation to the Holocaust, (ages 12 and up)
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The secret of success and o ther stories.
by Zalman Kleinman. New York, Merkos L’inyonei Chinuch, 1976.
63 p.
Six stories of success indirectly or directly due to performing
m itzvo t.
The subjects range from the Rothschilds to a little Jewish
boy and his
in a Russian shtetl. (ages 7-12)