Rocklin, Joanne I say Shehechiyanu Lerner, 2015. $6.95 PICTURE BOOK
A little girl goes through each season telling the reader about
the times she says “Shehechiyanu”, a Jewish blessing for one a new experience.
She says it when her baby brother grows a new tooth, when she teaches a friend
to spin the dreidel and more.
This is a wonderful book that features a whole bunch of gratitude,
something that is hard to explain to children. The illustrations are darling.
That being said I don’t think I would add this to my school library because the many religious references would require explanation, which the book does not
provide. This would be better appreciated by a child who is familiar with the
religion or a teacher conducting an in depth lesson on the various aspects of the Jewish religion.
EL (K-3) –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.