“Izzy loves this changing time of year. Some days sunglasses, some days sweaters…” But his favorite part of the holiday is Tashlich, the ceremony of “casting away” – celebrated during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It is a time when Jews are encouraged to consider the mistakes of the previous year and make amends.
Izzy learns that “Tashlich is like cleaning your heart’s closet. A new year, a clean heart.”
Told in poetic prose that is true to a young child’s point-of-view, NEW YEAR AT THE PIER, a 2010 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Younger Readers winner, is a wonderful way to share this meaningful ceremony with children of all ages.