My First Yiddish Word Book

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 2
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Did you know that Yiddish is written in Hebrew letters but pronounced more like German? Introduce your kids to their mama loshen (mother tongue) and open the door to their cultural heritage! The basic Yiddish vocabulary includes more than 150 words for family members, objects in the home and school, colors and numbers. Each concept is presented with a bright picture, the Yiddish word, and the translation and transliteration. The once-thriving language, spoken by millions, is undergoing a revival, and kids will enjoy learning to speak the colorful tongue.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 2
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Copyright 2009
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF013120, JNF049110, JNF020000
Dewey 439'.182421
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 9.5 x 9.75
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: Joni Kibort Sussman

Joni Sussman's books include My First Yiddish Word Book and four Sesame Street board books focused on Jewish culture and traditions.

Illustrator: Pépi Marzel

Pépi Marzel, a graduate of the Bezalel Arts Academy in Jerusalem, does freelance design and illustration. She has worked with many Israeli publishers on more than 90 books and lives in Israel.


MultiCultural Review

“Whether or not they have bubbes (grandmas) and zeydes (grandpas) to help teach them, young children will enjoy this charmingly illustrated introduction to Yiddish vocabulary.”
MultiCultural Review