The stories reviewed are only a handful of those written for children about the holiday Shavuot. On this holiday we celebrate because Moses went up the mountain and receives the Laws (Torah) from G-d.
A Mountain of Blintzes by Barbara Goldin and illustrated by Anik McGrory is slightly based on the tales of Chelm, but in this version the setting is in the 1920’s in the Catskill Mountains instead of in the 1880’s in Eastern Europe, the author notes.
These bright illustrations engage the reader and bring to life the story of Sarah, Max and their five children who all work hard, but cannot afford the ingredients to make blintzes for Shavuot. Max and Sarah come up with a great idea: to do extra work. However, “Who has time for extra?” Max asks Sarah.
Sarah and Max somehow find the time to do the “extra” work and decide to put the coins they earn [Read more…]