Editorial Review

AJL Newsletter

Cover: Shabbat Is Coming!

“While most Shabbat books for young children highlight the holiday rituals and symbols—the candles, the wine, the challah—the simple, repetitive text in this board book focuses on the preparations before sunset: ’Friday’s here. Jump and cheer. Shabbat is coming.’ Braiding the challah, cooking, setting the table, cleaning up, bathing, and giving tzedakah (charity) is each given a page with a rhyming couplet and ending with the refrain, ‘Shabbat is coming.’ The culmination: ‘With candles bright, we greet the night. Hurray! Shabbat is here!’ The cheerful, textured illustrations depict a contemporary family, with Dad wearing an apron to bake the challah and cook the soup, and Grandma and Grandpa joining the family for Shabbat dinner. All in all, Shabbat is Coming! is a nice addition to board book collections in Jewish settings.” — AJL Newsletter

Products Reviewed

Shabbat Is Coming!
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2021
  • New! Fall 2020
  • New! Spring 2020

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