Big Sam: A Rosh Hashanah Tall Tale

Big Sam: A Rosh Hashanah Tall Tale

By Eric A. Kimmel

Illustrated by Jim Starr

ISBN: 978-1-68115-525-8

Hardcover, 32pp, $17.95

 

 

Samson the Giant — Big Sam to his friends — looked at the calendar. 

"It's almost time for Rosh Hashanah, the New Year. I'd better get started."

How does Big Sam make a GIANT-sized challah for Rosh Hashanah?

He digs an enormous hole in the ground to use as a mixing bowl. (It's still there today — we call it the Grand Canyon.)

He adds mountains of flour, thousands of eggs, and other good things.

He whittles a massive California redwood tree into a mixing spoon. He flattens the hills of West Texas as he kneads the dough. And he bakes it inside Mount Saint Helens.

But when it's time to celebrate the holiday, the eagles call out, "Not so fast, Big Sam!" Rosh Hashanah is about fixing the world, and Big Sam has some MAJOR cleaning up to do.