Review: Rah! Rah! Mujadara
Rah! Rah! Mujadara
by Jamie Kiffel-Alcheh, illustrated by Claudine Gévr
Category: Picture Books
Reviewer: Rachel Fremmer
Rah! Rah! Mujadara is a board book celebration of the diverse foods - and people - of Israel. The book portrays children of all colors and religions (as indicated by their headwear) enjoying everything from the iconic Ashkenazi bagel to falafel, mujadara, and more. Unfortunately, the rhyming is off (gush and smush do not rhyme; nor do tell and Israel) and strain to scan (shake-a, shake-a/shak-SHUK-a).
A useful introduction to the variety of foods enjoyed by Israelis.
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