Fall 2023

Three Jumps to Sorry

A Yom Kippur Story

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Hannah was delightful―except when she wasn’t. The day before Yom Kippur, Hannah kicks a soccer ball in the living room and breaks her mother’s glass apple. Her wise mother, deciding to teach her a lesson in a fun way, writes the numbers 1, 2 and 3 on pieces of paper and puts them on the floor. She shows Hannah how to hop her way through the three steps of an apology: admitting you did something wrong, feeling bad about what you did, and then trying never to do it again. A lesson for Yom Kippur and every day.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Category SEL: A Self-Awareness, SEL: B Self-Management, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2023
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2023-08-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV039220, JUV017090, JUV039050
Dewey [E]
Dimensions 10.625 x 8.875
Features Afterword, Original artwork, and Reviewed

Author: Amy Novit

Amy Novit is a children’s book enthusiast with a special place in her heart for Jewish picture books. She enjoyed teaching Sunday School for many years and reading a story to her 2nd/3rd grade class each week. Amy lives in Massachusetts.

Illustrator: Ana Zurita

Ana Zurita lives in Spain. She was born by the sea in Valencia, where she completed her studies in Fine Arts. She is a big fan of the beach in winter, the color yellow, the smell of old books, and heavy blankets. She has illustrated many picture books.


Kirkus Reviews

“An enlightening, child-friendly exploration of what it really means to say “I’m sorry.”―Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“This short and sweet primer on saying sorry for one’s wrongs is a useful SEL selection for everyone.”―School Library Journal

Association of Jewish Libraries

“An excellent introduction to young children about the consequences of their actions and how those deeds may affect others.”—Association of Jewish Libraries