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 Rosh Hashanah recipe (Ruby celebrates!)
 Author: Gehl, Laura

 Publisher:  Whitman (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 372821 ISBN: 9780807571712
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Rosh ha-Shanah -- Fiction
 Judaism -- Customs and practices -- Fiction
 Baking -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

Ruby and her family go apple picking before Rosh Hashanah but end up with more apples than they need for the holiday, so Ruby and her cousins come up with new apple recipes for the Jewish New Year. Includes recipes.

 Illustrator: Ivanov, Olga
Ivanov, Aleksey

   School Library Journal (06/01/22)

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School Library Journal - 06/01/2022 PreS-Gr 2—Ruby and her cousins go apple picking just before the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. While they will need apples to dip in honey to symbolize a sweet New Year and to make the traditional apple cake, they realize that they have picked far too many. So the cousins decide to host a cooking show to try new recipes such as apple lasagna, apple pizza, and apple pancakes. When they still have apples left over, they make up a basket to give to their neighbor. Cheerful cartoon illustrations depict a three-generation contemporary Jewish family who also observes the holiday by attending synagogue. "A Note About Rosh Hashanah" is appended, but oddly begins by explaining the custom of eating a sheep's head or fish head, which is not common in the United States. Ruby's Savory Apple Pizza Recipe and Sweet Apple Pizza Recipe are also included. VERDICT Jewish and non-Jewish readers will relate to Ruby's family outing to the apple orchard. However, with no real conflict or suspense, there's not much of a story here. An optional purchase.—Rachel Kamin - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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