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Happy Roo Year

It's Rosh Hashanah

Happy Roo Year
Jessica Hickman By (author)
Elissambura Illustrated by
Board book

Lerner Publishing Group

Limited ***

6.5 X 6.5 in
12 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Holidays & Celebrations / Other, Religious
JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Kangaroos
JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Australia & Oceania


They think about the year gone by.

They celebrate and schmooze.

They’re really just like you and me—

except they’re KANGAROOS.

Join a kooky cartoon-y kangaroo family in the Australian outback as they celebrate Rosh Hashanah! Learn about the traditions of the Jewish New Year in this rhyming board book, as a community of rambunctious ‘roos celebrates the holiday.


"Kids will learn the word 'marsupial' along with all the holiday traditions through this upbeat tale.” — Lisa Silverman, retired Library Director, Sperber Jewish Community Library, Los Angeles; Co-Editor, Children’s and Teen Literature, AJL News and Reviews

"Jewish libraries and preschools may want to add this pleasant read-aloud. An addltlonäl purchase for public libraries with large Jewish populations." — Amy Tilien-Harper, Wilton Lib., CT, School Library Journal

Author Bio

Jessica Hickman is a South Florida native, proud mama, and children's book author. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family, where she enjoys live music, farmer's markets, and exploring the outdoors. Alligator Seder is her debut children's book.
Elissambura is an illustrator of many children's books, including Alligator Seder, Happy Roo Year: It's Rosh Hashanah, and Who's Got the Etrog? Her favorite subject to draw is animals. She works in a variety of techniques, including digital and mixed media. She lives in Argentina.