Noah's classmates are busy making costumes for the Purim parade, but he is preoccupied with the imminent arrival of a new baby
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PreS-K--While he awaits the birth of a sibling, four-year-old Noah, who has appeared in Topek's previous holiday books, prepares for Purim with his preschool classmates. Against the backdrop of this familiar setting, the author introduces traditional terms and customs associated with the festival. She writes in a gentle, warm, and easy to understand style. Noah's indecision about a costume and his anxiety about the new arrival are resolved in a believable conclusion. This title should please readers in Jewish schools. However, the lack of an explanation of the festival or a comment on Noah's school environment limit the use of this charming story. Colored line drawings are sweet without being cloying. They reflect the diversity of heritage among a new generation of American Jewry. Madeline Wikler and Judyth Saypol's The Purim Parade (Kar Ben, 1986) is a board book with minimal text for the preschool crowd.
Libby K. White, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
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Book Description Kar-Ben Pub, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110929371909