Apples, Apples, All Year Round: A Celebration of Jewish Holidays
by Barbara Bietz and June Sobel, illustrated by Ruth Waters
Apples & Honey Press, 2022
A colorful year of Jewish holidays, with apples as the central theme.
With a simple rhyming text, the very young will learn how apples can be integrated into holidays throughout the Jewish year, adding a sweet note to every festivity. Whether dipped in honey on Rosh Hashanah or made into applesauce for Hanukkah, celebrate special times with apples all year round.
*An AJL Holiday Highlights Fall 2022 Pick*
What reviewers are saying…
“Spare rhyming text and bold illustrations celebrate Jewish holidays throughout the year. From Rosh Hashanah to Shavuot, each holiday is represented with an apple-based food. Toddlers and preschoolers will delight in the bright colors, delicious foods and appealing animals.” Association of Jewish Libraries
“This charming picture book is as enjoyable and refreshing as a juicy apple, exciting young readers about a delicious addition to Jewish holiday customs.” Jewish Book Council
“Apples join the joy of Jewish holiday celebrations in this rollicking, perfectly rhymed journey through the Jewish year.” The Sydney Taylor Shmooze
“It’s a gentle, heartwarming, rhyming introduction to a year full of holidays and apple-y goodness, with the cutest illustrations you’ve ever seen!” NoodleNuts Kids Books
“From Rosh Hashana to Passover, the authors share the tasty ways apples are used to help celebrate Jewish holidays. This is a fun and sweet introduction that can be enhanced with deeper explanations provided by a parent or teacher about each holiday’s meaning.” The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
“Children will enjoy the simple rhymes and beautifully rendered paper art. This slim volume will be a welcome addition to any school, synagogue or home library.” Association of Jewish Libraries
“This will be a welcome addition to Jewish schools and libraries looking for holiday books for their youngest readers. Public libraries will benefit from including this title as well.” School Library Journal