Book Review: New Year at the Pier: A Rosh Hashanah Story by April Halprin Wayland

This week’s book review is New Year at the Pier by April Halprin Wayland. Here’s what it’s about:

Izzy’s favorite part of Rosh Hashanah is Tashlich, a joyous ceremony in which people apologize for the mistakes they made in the previous year and thus clean the slate as the new year begins. But there is one mistake on Izzy’s “I’m sorry” list that he’s finding especially hard to say out loud.Humor, touching moments between family and friends, and lots of information about the Jewish New Year are all combined in this lovely picture book for holiday sharing.

I enjoyed reading this story about a tradition other than what my family celebrates at the new year. This is a good story and I loved the illustrations as well. It shows how asking for forgiveness can be difficult as well.

My Grade: B

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