Many Days, One Shabbat

Fran Manushkin; Maria Mon­escil­lo, illus.
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By – August 7, 2012

A fam­i­ly pre­pares for Shab­bat in a pleas­ant, hap­py way. A lit­tle boy wakes up and One morn­ing, many kiss­es” accom­pa­nies his new day. He and his par­ents clean the house, col­lect flow­ers, col­or, make chal­lah, put on clean clothes, wel­come friends, light can­dles and dine with friends, begin­ning the meal with the chal­lah they have baked. This is a book with large pic­tures and few words; each two-page spread has four words. The text is sim­ple and sweet and the fam­i­ly life is full of love, as is the Shab­bat expe­ri­ence. Beau­ti­ful water­col­or illus­tra­tions are per­fect for the sto­ry, with the Jew­ish con­tent added in a sub­tle fash­ion. A Kin­dle edi­tion is also avail­able. This book tar­gets the youngest read­ers, ages two and up, and is rec­om­mend­ed as a read-to for that population.

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Shelly Feit has an M.L.S. and a Sixth-year Spe­cial­ist’s Cer­tifi­cate in infor­ma­tion sci­ence. She is the library direc­tor and media spe­cial­ist at the Mori­ah School in Engle­wood, NJ.

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