Shab­bat Shalom, Hey!

Ann Koff­sky
  • Review
By – June 15, 2015

A pep­py, live­ly Shab­bat song full of spir­it and cheer, Shab­bat Shalom, Hey! is known to many chil­dren who love to clap to its rhythms and shout out the Hey” emphat­i­cal­ly and joy­fully. In this bright, col­or­ful pic­ture book, Ann Koff­sky has illus­trat­ed the song with humor and sparkle, bring­ing it to life anew. Her quirky, charm­ing ani­mal illus­tra­tions with their expres­sive facial expres­sions leap off the pages in con­so­nance with the song’s rhyth­mic syl­lables. Chil­dren will have fun turn­ing the pages and singing along as the ani­mals pre­pare a Shab­bat table with rec­og­niz­able sym­bols; the can­dles, chal­lah, and kid­dush cup are all there by the final resound­ing Hey.”

Rec­om­mend­ed for ages 3 – 6.

Michal Hoschan­der Malen is the edi­tor of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil’s young adult and children’s book reviews. A for­mer librar­i­an, she has lec­tured on top­ics relat­ing to lit­er­a­cy, run book clubs, and loves to read aloud to her grandchildren.

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