THE KIDS’ FUN BOOK OF JEWISH TIME by Emily Sper

THE KIDS’ FUN BOOK OF JEWISH TIME

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Age Range: 3 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

The highly successful creator of Jewish-themed toy and movable books introduces the concept of the Judaic lunar calendar to young children including terminology in both Hebrew and English for counting and naming the days of the week and months. Related vocabulary and observances surrounding the end of the week, Shabbat, are also provided along with transliterated portions to facilitate older children’s reading of and learning Hebrew. The Jewish observance of sundown to sundown, why major holidays fall on a full moon, simple words for the four seasons and Hebrew dates are all clearly outlined in a large font. Packed with information and basic paper-engineering of spinning wheels, slides and flaps against a bright, bold, colorfully cheerful design, Sper’s work includes detailed endpapers with the Hebrew alphabet/numbering system, transliterated together with critical pronunciation guidelines. She concludes on an appreciative note, quoting Psalm 90: “Count our days with thanks and we will bring wisdom to the heart.” (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1-58023-311-2
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Jewish Lights
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2006




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