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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Gift Giving Suggestion #20 - Rosh Hashanah Story

New Year at the Pier: A Rose Hashanah Story by April Halprin Wayland

Wayland, April Halprin. (2009) New Year at the Pier: A Rose Hashanah Story. Illustrated by St├ęphane Jorisch. Dial Books for Young Readers.

A gentle story of beginning the new year with a "clean wide-open heart." Sending along one's "sorrys" to the fish as they send their apologies on their way represented by pieces of bread, all the while seagulls fly above.

"Break bread" with those you love, and make your mends for the coming year. Or at the very least take a loaf of "good" bread to your friends -- you will know that you are making sure your heart is wide-open for the coming year.

December 20, 2009 (Sunday)


  1. Thanks so much for your recommendations, Sharron...and for recommending New Year at the Pier! I'm truly honored.


  2. Loved the book - -and only books I love make the blog. :>) Happy New Year to you!