Col­ors In Hebrew: A Rain­bow Tale: A Sto­ry in Rhyme For Eng­lish Speak­ing Kids

Sarah Mazor; Ben­ny Rah­di­ana, illus.
  • Review
By – June 22, 2016

This book is part of a series called A Taste of Hebrew pub­lished by Mazor Books. The series includes books on Hebrew let­ters and num­bers, as well. This time, the read­er is invit­ed to fol­low a trav­el­ing rain­bow to Israel in order to learn the names of the col­ors in Hebrew along with two chil­dren named Ami and Tami. The text rhymes suc­cess­ful­ly and rhyth­mi­cal­ly which is not always achieved in children’s books of this kind. The illus­tra­tions are bright, cheer­ful and are filled with deep col­ors which seem to sat­u­rate the page. This cre­ates an over­all tone which is upbeat, young, and fun and which will attract young read­ers. On the whole, the book is age-appro­pri­ate and appeal­ing. There is some use­ful mate­r­i­al in the back which will be help­ful for fam­i­lies in learn­ing and teach­ing the Hebrew words includ­ing some gram­mar tips, charts with the mas­cu­line and fem­i­nine forms of the col­ors, and some addi­tion­al bonus words which are relat­ed to the themes in the book. Through­out the book, the Hebrew words are translit­er­at­ed into Eng­lish and shown in Hebrew, as well. There is also a pro­nun­ci­a­tion guide for par­ents. Chil­dren will enjoy this hap­py frol­ic with the rain­bow as they learn the names of col­ors in Hebrew.

Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 3 – 8.

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Deb­bie Fed­er is cur­rent­ly the Direc­tor of the LRC at Ida Crown Jew­ish Acad­e­my in Chica­go. She has her Mas­ters in Library and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence from Domini­can Uni­ver­si­ty. She has spent more than ten years intro­duc­ing chil­dren and young adults to lit­er­a­ture and infor­ma­tion lit­er­a­cy at schools and pub­lic libraries. She is the author of Jel­ly Bean’s Art Muse­um Adven­ture and is hon­ored to have been a mem­ber of the Syd­ney Tay­lor Book Award Committee.

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