Here Is The World: A Year Of Jewish Holidays by Leslea Newman, illustrated by Susan Gal is a beautiful story about all the year through and the Jewish Holidays to celebrate. The rhyming text starts with the naming ceremony as the family brings home a new baby. As we follow this family through the year, we see their celebrations, ancestors, life, and adventures as each observance comes and goes.
The illustrations in this book were made with charcoal on paper and digital collage. The art is stunning. We see thick charcoal lines, digital patterns, with faded out photos in the background. The colors come through deep, rich, and dynamic.
In the back there is an explanation for each holiday, crafts, and food to make to enhance your festivities. This book will work best sharing with family and children Preschool to 3rd grade.