Shabbat Shalom, Hey!

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

‘Shabbat Shalom, Hey!

The well-known children’s song has become an illustrated story! (Listen to the song through the link on the back of the book!)

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Interest Level Preschool - Kindergarten
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Picture Books, Social Studies
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV017090, JUV033020
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 8.5 x 8.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed


Jewish Book World

“A peppy, lively Shabbat song full of spirit and cheer, Shabbat Shalom, Hey! is known to many children who love to clap to its rhythms and shout out the ‘Hey’ emphatically and joy­fully. In this bright, colorful picture book, Ann Koffsky has illustrated the song with humor and sparkle, bringing it to life anew. Her quirky, charming animal illustrations with their expressive facial expressions leap off the pages in consonance with the song’s rhythmic syl­lables. Children will have fun turning the pages and singing along as the animals prepare a Shabbat table with recognizable symbols; the candles, challah, and kiddush cup are all there by the final resounding ‘Hey.’ " — Jewish Book World


“Koffsky’s vibrant cartoonstyle artwork is well suited to the celebratory atmosphere of this weekly observance. The colorful animals stand out against vivid background hues, and the decision to place the artwork at a 90-degree rotation from standard page turns allows for impressive vertical spreads that can be easily viewed in a group setting.” — Booklist

Author, Illustrator: Ann Koffsky

Ann D. Koffsky is the author/illustrator of more than 30 Jewish books for children. She lives in West Hempstead, New York. You can see more of her work at