Where Shab­bat Lives

Jan Goldin Fabiyi; Sue Ramá, illus.
  • Review
By – January 16, 2012
Here is anoth­er harm­less board book for lit­tle hands to hold and for lit­tle heads to hope­ful­ly hold the ideas com­mu­ni­cat­ed. Through poet­ic lan­guage and rep­e­ti­tion of the main idea, the book nice­ly explains that Shab­bat” lives every­where: at the Sab­bath table, at the syn­a­gogue obser­vance, in the home and out in the world. Pleas­ant pic­tures cap­ture the sym­bols of the hol­i­day and the cus­toms of the peo­ple who cel­e­brate it with fam­i­ly and friends. This book is fine for chil­dren 2 to 4 years old who use books hard and often rip reg­u­lar paper pages in their zeal for read­ing.”

Ellen G. Cole, a retired librar­i­an of the Levine Library of Tem­ple Isa­iah in Los Ange­les, is a past judge of the Syd­ney Tay­lor Book Awards and a past chair­per­son of that com­mit­tee. She is a co-author of the AJL guide, Excel­lence in Jew­ish Children’s Lit­er­a­ture. Ellen is the recip­i­ent of two major awards for con­tri­bu­tion to Juda­ic Librar­i­an­ship, the Fan­ny Gold­stein Mer­it Award from the Asso­ci­a­tion of Jew­ish Libraries and the Dorothy Schroed­er Award from the Asso­ci­a­tion of Jew­ish Libraries of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia. She is on the board of AJLSC.

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