Children’s

Shab­bat is Coming!

  • Review
By – May 22, 2014

The lat­est entry in the Very First Board Books series intro­duces young chil­dren to Shab­bat. Sim­ple rhymes imme­di­ate­ly engage the read­er. This love­ly book for the youngest lis­ten­ers begins, Friday’s here. Jump and cheer. Shab­bat is com­ing.” The reader/​listener fol­lows a lov­ing fam­i­ly and its pet pup­py as they pre­pare for Shab­bat and look for­ward to its arrival.

Full col­or illus­tra­tions work togeth­er per­fect­ly to sup­port the sim­ple text, shar­ing the feel­ings that accom­pa­ny the prepa­ra­tions for and the wel­com­ing in of this spe­cial day.

Some of the oth­er titles in this age appropri­ate series, which intro­duces the youngest chil­dren to aspects of Jew­ish life, are: Good­night Sh’ma, The Col­ors of My Jew­ish Year, and Thank You, Trees. All are rec­om­mend­ed for home and preschool reading.

Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 1 – 5.

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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