Every month I write a column about Jewish children’s books for the PJ Library newsletter. My new column about Michelle Edwards book, Alef-Bet, came out today. It goes something like this:
When I was a child, the very first stories I read about Israel were from K’tonton in Israel, a book about a thumb-sized boy who travels to the Holy Land as a stowaway in a suitcase. I learned many things about Israelis from Ktonton. First of all, they recite a lot of quotes from the Bible. They also go to receptions at the president’s house, ride goats, eagerly invite foreign visitors into their homes, and work the soil with their bare hands. Then they usually recite more quotes from the Bible.
Like it? You can read the rest here.