The first sights of fall arrive—pumpkins, gourds, and colorful leaves—and that means that Sukkot is almost here. Sukkot is the Jewish holiday celebrating the fall harvest and commemorating the time when the children of Israel spent forty years wandering the desert and living in temporary shelters (rebuilt as a sukkah during Sukkot). Soft illustrations and thoughtful gentle text pair for a charming invitation for children to celebrate the joyful holiday.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807533888
Publisher: Whitman, Albert & Company
Publication date: 08/01/2016
Series: Celebrate Jewish Holidays
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Chris Barash is an elementary school teacher and the author of several picture books, including Is It Rosh Hashanah Yet? and Is It Hanukkah Yet? She lives in Massachusetts.

Alessandra Psacharopulo lives and works in Milan, Italy. She studied fine arts and illustration at Mimaster, where she learned painting and using color.

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Is It Sukkot Yet?

By Chris Barash


Copyright © 2016 Chris Barash
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-8075-3388-8


When leaves are all turning bright orange and red

And it's time for the rakes to come out of our shed ...

Sukkot is on its way.

When squirrels and their friends carry food that they've found

To store in the trees and in dens underground ...

Sukkot is on its way.

When we wear cozy pants and warm shirts with long sleeves

To play with our friends in the cool autumn breeze ...

Sukkot is on its way.

When the toolbox comes out

and the hammers bang hard As we put up the hut that will stand in our yard ...

Sukkot is on its way.

When Uncle Jake comes with his truck full of greens For the roof of our sukkah–I know what that means ...


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