This is a clever concept book that utilizes primary shapes and bright colors to connect with various aspects of the Jewish holidays throughout the annual cycle. A bright yellow circle is "a plump Matzah ball wading in steamy Shabbat soup...the shiny red apple I eat with honey on Rosh Hashanah...and the kiddush cup when I look down from the top" seeing purple grape juice enclosed in the shape of a round wine cup. Several other holidays�Sukkot, Tu B'Shevat, Passover, Hanukkah, Purim, and Simchat Torah�illustrate the oval, square, rectangle and triangle while focusing on important symbols that children will recognize. The text is necessarily quite limited and there is no glossary, so some knowledge of Jewish customs would be helpful to the reader; but the pictures are cute and graphic, so that children should have no trouble identifying the shapes. This sturdy board book is likely to become a toddler's favorite�Kar-Ben has another winner. 2003, Kar-Ben, Ages 1 to 4.