My First Yiddish Word Book
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.
|Interest Level||Preschool - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Imprint||Kar-Ben Publishing ®|
|Number of Pages||32|
“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
Author: Joni Kibort Sussman
Joni Sussman's books include My First Yiddish Word Book, and four Jewish-themed Sesame Street board books.
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.