Shh… Shh… Shabbat

Lin­da Elovitz Mar­shall; Evge­nia Gol­ube­va, illus.
  • Review
By – July 14, 2016

In this board book, with full col­or illus­tra­tions, a rhyming sto­ry and allit­er­a­tion, friend­ly ani­mals dif­fer­en­ti­ate between the noisy days of the week and peace­ful Shab­bat. Worm dis­cov­ers, for instance, that Wednes­day is wild and windy with whis­tles blow­ing and wheels whirring, but at the con­clu­sion of the book, each of the six ani­mals pre­vi­ous­ly men­tioned, learns that Nois­es hush, There’s no rush, In a peace­ful, qui­et home, it’s Shh… Shh… Shabbat.”

Dis­cern­ing read­ers will notice that the sto­ry is set in Israel, with sites from Jerusalem illus­trat­ed throughout.

Shh… Shh… Shab­bat is the per­fect book to read with your favorite lit­tle one after Fri­day night din­ner every Shab­bat. High­ly rec­om­mend­ed for ages infant – 3.

Paula Chaiken has worked in a vari­ety of capac­i­ties in the Jew­ish world — teach­ing in reli­gious school, curat­ing at the Sper­tus Muse­um and fundrais­ing for the Fed­er­a­tion — for more than twen­ty years. She also runs a bou­tique pub­lic rela­tions con­sult­ing firm and enjoys read­ing all sorts of books with her three sons.

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