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To read these books is to overhear the conversation of two de­
lightful children comparing what they have learned about the hol­
iday, what they like about it, and what it means to them. Learning
made effortless. Graceful watercolor illustrations.
G
e l l m a n
, M
ar c
a n d T
hom a s
H
a r tm a n
.
Where does God live?: A book
for parents and kids with questions about God.
N Y : T r iu m p h /G l e n e id a ,
1991. 144
p . (A d u l t s w ith c h i l d r e n f r o m 6 - u p , o r c h i ld r e n f r o m
8
-u p , in d e p e n d e n t ly )
A rabbi and monsignor offer answers to children’s most fre­
quently asked questions about God, and advise their parents on
how to handle the questions.
G
e t z e l
.
The stonecutter who wanted to be rich.
Illus. by the author.
Lakewood, NJ: C.I.S. Publishers, 1990. unp. (4-8)
A simple version of a classic story about being satisfied with
one’s lot. Entertaining, cartoonlike illustrations done in colored
pencils visualize the narrative exactly. Works well in storytelling.
G
i t t e l s o h n
, R
o la n d
.
Love in your life: a Jewish view of teenage sexuality.
NY: UAHC, 1991. 110 p. pb. (14-up)
A frank discussion of sexuality, morality and free choice. It’s
very good, but some parents may find it controversial.
*G
o l d in
, B
a r ba r a
D
iam o n d
.
Cakes and miracles: a Purim tale.
Illus.
by
Erika Weihs. NY: Viking, 1991. unp. (4-8)
One of my favorites of 1991, about a blind boy who can “see”
with his mind and thus is able with his artistry to help his mother.
G
r e e n b e r g
, M
e l a n ie
H
o p e
.
Celebrations: ourJewish holidays.
Phila.: Jew­
ish Publication Society, 1991. unp. (4-7)
Clever, but childlike text. Tiny illustrations in bright flat areas
of color, decorate this charming small-scale book of Jewish hol­
idays.
*G
r e e n e
, J
a c q u e l in e
D
em b a r
.
What his father did.
Illus. by John O’Bri­
en. Boston, MA: Houghton, 1992. 32 p. (4-8)
Herschel, a
luftmensch,
tricks an innkeeper into giving him dinner
lest Herschel “do what his father did” when not provided with
food. Good fun. Lively crosshatch ink with color illustrations trace
the innkeeper’s efforts to gather the dinner ingredients. Bound
to be a favorite.
G
r o n e r
, J
u d y t h
and
M
a d e l in e
W
ik l e r
,
Hanukkah fun for little hands.
Illus.
by
Katherine Janus Kahn. Rockville,
M D :
Kar-Ben, 1991.
32 p., (3-7)
Simple Passover crafts, activities and a picture story of Hanuk­
kah. A superior, full-color workbook — recommended to parents
for purchase.
G
r o n e r
, J
u d y e
a n d M
a d e l in e
W
ik l e r
.
The shofar calls to us.
Illus. by