The Shab­bat Princess

Amy Meltzer; Martha Aviles, illus.
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By – January 10, 2012
The­Shab­bat Princess is a fun, col­or­ful book per­fect for the three-to-five year old crowd,girls, in par­tic­u­lar. For­many in this age group, there is noth­ing more spe­cial than dress­ing up for anoc­ca­sion. In The­Shab­bat Princess, Rosie starts ask­ing ques­tions about Shab­bat andlearns that her mother’s prepa­ra­tions are to wel­come the Shab­bat Queen. Princess­es are much more excit­ingth­an queens,” Rosie says, fig­ur­ing she, her­self, will dress up as thep­rincess. She dress­es tothe nines and encour­ages her par­ents to go the extra mile to make their Shab­ba­t­ex­pe­ri­ence more spe­cial, dig­ging out their crys­tal can­dle­sticks and shin­ingth­eir sil­ver gob­lets. She­cre­ates a Shab­bat table fit for a princess and enjoys a roy­al ban­quet with her­par­ents. This is a fun book­with great illus­tra­tions. Itcon­veys the spunk­i­ness of a young girl and her enthu­si­asm to tru­ly cel­e­bratethe Sab­bath in style. It’sa fun read for under-five crowd and a sto­ry they will enjoy. 
Lau­ren Kramer is a Van­cou­ver-based jour­nal­ist, wife, and moth­er with a life­long pas­sion for lit­er­a­ture. Born in Cape Town, South Africa, she has won awards for her writ­ing and report­ed from many cor­ners of the world. Read more of her work at www​.lau​renkramer​.net.

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