Effy's Twin Brothers
By Bruriah Kuge
Illustrated by Yoni Gerstein Feldheim Publishers, (2011)
Reviewed by Anna Dogole - September 15, 2011
Effy, who just happens to be a young chicken, has two new brothers. Unlike Effy and most of the rest of the family have yellow feathers, but one of the new twins is white and other one is black. Effy curiously asks why they look different, and mother answers that "They're perfect, just right!" As the story unfolds, the twins begin to wonder why they are not yellow like everyone else, and set out to change the color of their feathers so that they'll match everyone else.
Effy's Twin Brothers is a charming children's book that teaches children that there is nothing wrong with being different. You are as HaShem made you, and this is for the best, as Effy's brothers soon discover. Written by Bruriah Kugel, this book features a rhyming text that will delight both pre-readers and new readers alike. The book is filled with colorful illustrations by Yoni Gerstein that enliven the story and which allow pre-readers to follow along with the story as it is read to them.
Effy's Twin Brothers is the third volume in the beloved Effy series. This wonderful children's book was originally published in Hebrew as Efrochon baTzeva haNachon, and was expertly translated into English by Sherie Gross.
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