One Fine Shabbat

Chris Barash; Tat­jana Mai-Wyss, illus.
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By – March 27, 2017

The twins, Sophie and Seth, along with their par­ents, enjoy a pic­nic lunch on Shab­bat, their favorite day of the week. After say­ing the motzi over chal­lah, drink­ing cider, and eat­ing fruit and cheese, they run off to the barn where they dis­cov­er twin new­born calves. Rhyming cou­plets intro­duce the sim­ple plea­sures found on this qui­et day. The soft­ly-col­ored illus­tra­tions in this board book show an idyl­lic set­ting, unin­ter­rupt­ed by the out­side world. 

Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 2 – 5.

Susan Kan­tor was a senior writer/​editor for Girl Scouts of the USA, a chil­dren’s book edi­tor, and a past judge for the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards in the illus­trat­ed children’s book cat­e­go­ry. She is a writer and a docent at the Rubin Muse­um in New York City, where she leads pub­lic and pri­vate tours.

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