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(Endless Mountains Publishing/Kalaniot Books)

Max and Emily's spunky Israeli grandma, Savta, comes for a Rosh Hashanah visit. Max can’t wait to make caramel apples, but Savta has a fun trip planned first. She takes Max and Emily apple picking, and while Emily enjoys every moment, Max is impatient. What will it take for Max to join in on the fun and come to appreciate the traditions of the Jewish New Year?


Not So Fast, Max introduces readers to the meaning of tradition and celebrates the bond between grandparent and grandchildren. It will also start conversations around learning patience and mindfulness. The discussion can continue as children and adults prepare Savta's recipes, included in the book, and start new traditions of their own.

Educators Guide coming soon

All materials copyrighted © 2020 Annette Schottenfeld.  Website background illustrations by Richard Szadek.

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