Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I Heart PJ Library!

This post is mainly a nudge for any Jewish or half-Jewish mamas out there to join PJ Library, which sends a free book each month to Jewish children from age 0 to 6. We got our first volume this month, and it's the wonderful Joseph Had a Little Overcoat, by Simms Taback. Based on an old Yiddish folktale, it's just a fun read with a great moral, and the illustrations are the definition of vibrant. We were sent a special paperback edition produced for the PJ Library readership. This edition includes front and back cover flaps that have additional information placing the story in context, as well as describing in more detail a key Jewish value presented by the book. I'm obviously going to learn as much or more from this process as is Jackson, and I'm so excited.


  1. There is a "Between the Lions" episode devoted to this book. Your library might have it, or maybe it is on Youtube. It is very clever.

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