The World's Birthday: A Rosh Hashanah Story

by Barbara Diamond Goldin and Jeanette Winter

After Daniel thinks a bit about the birthday of Creation, he plans a birthday party... read more

After Daniel thinks a bit about the birthday of Creation, he plans a birthday party for the world to coincide with the family Rosh Hashanah observance. Mama gives him money for a bakery cake, Grandpa provides advice and Daniel draws a special card. A sudden backyard breeze completes the celebration. Full-color watercolor paintings and a handsome book design evoke the security of a mid-20th century city neighborhood and the warmth of Daniel's extended family. A short explanation of one of the holiest of all Jewish holidays follows the picture story. (Ages 4-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1990

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